16 June 2009

Get Children Cooking

Picnics can be much more than just soggy sandwiches and convenience foods, Children, Schools and Families Secretary Ed Balls said today as he joined a group of primary school children to prepare recipes from a new picnic cookbook for children and parents to use over the summer.

Endorsed by celebrity chef Phil Vickery, the cook book, 'Simple cooking - cold food that tastes great', is the second in the series of free Real Meals recipe books. The cook book features healthy meals and snacks such as rainbow salad, deli wraps, open cheese and onion pie and mighty muffins, which have been designed to help children and their families prepare fun, nutritious and well balanced food for when they are out and about this summer.

If you want to get cooking with your children check out the 'mum owned' PinkFairyCake and Mums who bake for your supplies!

1 comment:

Charlotte said...

Hi Elaine,

I think this is a great idea. I am always looking for ways to make the food experience more fun for my little one, whilst still being nutritious and not just about coloured sugary things and chocolate! Do you know where I can get a hold of a copy of this cookbook? I know lots of mums who would be interested in getting a copy too.

Charlotte VV