Healthy eating is yummy!!
Monica Mango can’t wait to see some of these recipes in action. Remember, if you can show the yumminess in your ‘munchbox’ at school, we’ll take a photo and put it on the school Facebook page. Happy cooking!!
Children see huge amounts of advertising for unhealthy food and drinks, on television, the internet, social media and sometimes even through promotions in the community. By encouraging unhealthy eating, this advertising can affect kids’ health – now and later in life. So let’s encourage a lifelong love of healthy fuel for our bodies!
This week’s recipe is quick, sugar free and uses little equipment (so no big mess to clean up)
Date and coconut cookies
1 cup pitted dates, roughly chopped
1/4 cup rolled oats
3 Tbsp wholemeal plain flour
1/2 cup desiccated or shredded coconut
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp vanilla extract
½ ripe banana
1 tbsp coconut oil
1/4 cup milk
1. Preheat oven to 180°C. Line 2 baking trays with oven proof paper.
2. Place all ingredients (except milk) in your food processor and blend to combine. Place mixture in a bowl.
3. Stir through the milk until a moist batter forms.
4. Roll teaspoon sized balls, place on the baking tray and flatten gently.
5. Bake for 12 - 15 minutes. Cool.
6. Store cookies in the refrigerator or freeze separately.
Recipe credit: onehandedcooks.com.au