I was fascinated, but not surprised, by some recent research by the Wholegrain Goodness (a non-profit organisation for the promotion of healthy wholegrains) that discovered that three in ten children regard healthy eating as boring, a quarter think health food does not taste nice and almost two thirds do not think it is important to eat healthily. I’ve seen the struggles that friends go through with their children, and remember well a battle of wills with one of my god-daughters and homemade apple muffins which contained grated apple with the skin still on!
The groups of children in this video were given a recipe for a healthier scone based pizza, the base containing wholegrain flour and oats, and then topped with a mountain of vegetables. What was interesting was that, once they got stuck in, how willing the children were to try a healthier pizza and how much they enjoyed it. I wonder what the results would have been had the same experiment been tried with a group of adults who were also skeptical about healthy eating.
The vegetable and salsa verde scone pizza contains 2 portions of wholegrains and three of your 5 a day. Get the recipe and others from the Wholegrain Goodness website. For more wholegrain inspiration you can also order their free recipe book packed with healthy recipes for the whole family.
You can also order a free recipe booklet with surprisingly good, healthy recipes for the whole family, to encourage your children to both get cooking and to eat more wholegrains.
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