Surprise your grand kids with nutritious and delicious food choices
Children are picky eaters and as a grandparent it can be easy to settle for a trip to a fast food chain rather than spending time cooking only to have them refuse what’s on their plate. In the spirit of Nutrition Month, aspire to help your family try new foods and make healthier lifestyle choices.
To help grandparents ensure the development of healthy lifestyle changes the T-fal cookware brand is launching their annual award-winning Healthy Cooking for Healthy Kids Program. The 30-day challenge runs throughout the month of March, offering free printable resources including a live chat with a leading nutritionist, kid-friendly recipes, portion control placemats, grocery lists and healthy living charts, all available on t-fal.ca/nutritionmonth.
Healthy lifestyle choices are simplified when you have appliances that make preparing delicious, healthy foods easy. The T-fal Actifry allows you to prepare all of your kid’s favourite dishes at home, like chicken nuggets and french fries, using only 1 tablespoon of cooking oil (look for low-fat oils such as canola or grapeseed). This cuts down on fat content and overall calories, preventing the risk of heart disease, diabetes and obesity.
The entire family will enjoy this recipe at only 197 calories per serving:
Sweet & Sour Meatballs
• 36 frozen lean beef or turkey meatballs
• 1 each, red and green pepper, cubed
• 1 cup fresh or frozen mango chunks
• 1/2 cup (125 mL) water
• 4 Actifry spoons of ketchup
• 1 Actifry spoon of each: mustard, maple syrup or brown sugar, cider vinegar, grated onion
• 1 clove garlic, minced
• 1 tsp cornstarch
• Chopped fresh coriander leaves (optional)
1. Place meatballs, peppers and mango in Actifry pan.
2. Whisk water, ketchup, mustard, maple syrup, vinegar, onion, garlic and cornstarch. Add to Actifry pan.
3. Cook for 20 minutes or until meatballs are cooked through and sauce is thickened (add more water if sauce becomes too thick). Garnish with coriander if desired.
For more information on the Healthy Cooking for Healthy Kids Program and to view more recipes, visit t-fal.ca/nutritionmonth.