Healthy fuel for the body!
The brain uses more energy than any other organ in our body (more than 20% of our daily energy intake). Everything from learning, to memory and attentiveness, are affected by the foods we consume.
Young children, whose brains are rapidly developing, need a nutrient-dense diet to help them as they process the world around them. With the right nutrients, children develop skills to maintain concentration, which becomes increasingly important as they get older.
This week’s recipe makes a great lunchbox addition or dinner meat dish that can be prepared easily in bulk and frozen for cooking later.
Mini Chicken Poppers
· 750 g Chicken Mince
· 1 Egg
· 1 Onion finely diced
· 1/4 cup Parsley Leaves finely chopped
· 1 tsp Italian Seasoning
· 1.5 tsp Garlic minced
· 1/3 cup Breadcrumbs
· 1/2 tsp Salt to taste
· 1/2 tsp Black Pepper to taste
1. In a large bowl, mix the egg, onion, parsley, garlic, Italian seasoning and breadcrumbs. Combine but do not over-mix. Add the chicken mince and combine.
2. Shape chicken into small patties and place on a tray lined with cling film. Chill for 30 minutes, or until firm.
3. In a frying pan heat an oil of your choice. When hot, add the burgers and cook on a medium heat for a few minutes on each side, or until cooked through and browned on the outside. Cook as many at a time as you feel comfortable with.
4. Serve with dipping sauce, or solo
Notes: can be cooked in bulk and frozen for later cooking
Recipe credit: stayathomemum.com.au
Ms Kellee Bagnall