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TACO

APPLE & RAISIN PANCAKES

CHERRY TOMATOES

KIWI

WATER

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It is a nice idea to send all of the ingredients your child would like in their taco in separate pots, so they have a DIY taco. They can put it together once they are at school and choose what they would like in their taco

This is a lovely recipe to have at home as an evening meal. If you cook some extra, or there is some left over, this then becomes a tasty and exciting lunchbox idea for the next day

Sugars in juice, fizzy drinks and sports drinks coats our teeth and encourages cavities. Tap water is great for teeth because it is fluoridated. Fluoride helps us to have healthier teeth and bones and protects against tooth decay 

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 Recipe:  Tasty Taco

Serving:

Preparation time:

Serves 1

15 mins

Cook time:

15 mins

Difficulty rating:

HARD

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 INGREDIENTS 

•    1 corn or flour tortilla
•    100g of beef mince
•    ¼ of a pepper*
•    ½ an onion* 
•    ½ teaspoon mild chili powder
•    ½ teaspoon of cumin
•    ½ teaspoon of paprika
•    A handful of cheese
•    A handful of lettuce 
•    Salt and pepper to season

You could add: 
•    2 tablespoons of guacamole
•    5 baby tomatoes
•    2 tablespoons of sour cream

*For more topping ideas look at the list of scrummy swaps 

 METHOD 

1.    Heat 1 tablespoon of oil in a frying pan. Once hot crumble in the mince. Cook for 10 minutes, or until the meat is brown and crisp 
2.    Add the pepper, onion, cumin, paprika and chilli to the mince beef and cook for another 5 minutes 
3.    Season with some salt and pepper and stir well 
4.    To put together the taco, lay the tortilla flat. Spoon the mince into the tortilla and top with cheese and lettuce 
5.    If adding other ingredients like guacamole, add these now
6.    Fold over the top and bottom of the wrap and then fold in the sides 
7.    Wrap tortillas in plastic wrap or foil 

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 Recipe:  Apple & Raisin pancakes

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Serving:

Preparation time:

Cook time:

Rating:

Serves 8

10 mins

10 mins

HARD

Apple &Raisin

 INGREDIENTS 

•    100g self-raising flour
•    1 teaspoon ground cinnamon 
•    1 large egg
•    2 grated apples 
•    1 teaspoon of sugar 
•    4 tablespoons low-fat, lower-sugar plain yoghurt
•    100ml semi-skimmed milk
•    30g raisins or sultanas 
•    1 teaspoon vegetable oil or low-calorie cooking spray 

 METHOD 

Put the flour, cinnamon, sugar, egg, grated apple, yoghurt and milk into a large mixing bowl 
2.    Use a hand whisk or fork to mix together well 
3.    Stir in the raisins or sultanas
4.    Heat a non-stick frying pan over a medium heat and add a few drops of oil or low-calorie cooking spray 
5.    Cook tablespoonfuls of the pancake mix in batches, turning them over after 1 to 2 minutes to cook the other side

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You could use wholemeal flour instead of plain if you would like more fibre

Instead of making this recipe you could buy pre-made pancakes. However, remember some foods can be marketed as healthy but can contribute to tooth decay as they are so high in sugar

Children don’t need ‘children’s food’. You pay a lot for a logo, small portion pack or convenient food item. You can make lunchbox items exciting by asking your children to help make their lunch. Pancakes are fun to make together

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