Wednesday, July 18, 2007

Healthy Meal Can Be Yummy Too!

Can't get your child to eat veggies? Like to cook food that's healthy, yummy yet quick.
Then here are some ideas for you to try out.

Easy Pizza
Serves 2 adults (1 pizza each) and 2 children (1/2 pizza each)
Peparation time: 5 mins
Cooking time: 10 mins

3 wholemeal pita bread (20 cm)
1/2 cup tomato paste
1/2 cup kidney beans (or any other as per your preference) drained & rinsed
1/2 cup capsicum, thinly sliced
1/2 cup diced fresh or tinned pineapple
1 tomato thinly sliced
1/2 cup mozzarella cheese, grated.

  1. Preheat oven to 200 degrees
  2. Place bread into oven tray and spread with tomato paste. Arrange all other ingredients over the bread, topping with cheese
  3. Bake in preheated oven for 10 mins or until golden
  4. Remove from oven and allow to cool slightly. Cut into wedges and serve.

Carrot & Muesli mini muffins (makes 24)
150g self raising flour
150g mixed fruit muesli
180g carrots, grated ( about 2 medium carrots)
100g brown sugar
1/2 tsp cinnamon powder
2 eggs
150 ml olive oil


  1. Preheat oven to 180 degrees
  2. Lightly oil 24-hole mini muffin tin.
  3. In a large bowl, combine flour, muesli, grated carrot and cinnamon powder. Mix to combine.
  4. Lightly whisk eggs and add to oil. Pour into carrot mixture and mix until just combined. ( Don't over mix)
  5. Spoon evenly into muffin tin and bake in preheated oven for 12-15 mins or until skewer inserted comes out clean.
  6. Allow to rest in the tin for5 mins before turning out and on wire rack.

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