Kids Just Want to Have Fun with Food
Boost the 'fun factor' of healthy foods with these tips and recipes.
Fun and Kid-Friendly Recipes
Try these parent-and-child recipes to boost the fun factor in your own
Make-Your-Own Pocket Bread
WebMD Weight Loss Clinic members: Journal 1 pocket as 3 slices
of "sliced bread, toast, whole grain bread."
You'll need a bread machine for this recipe.
1 1/4 cups warm water
1 tablespoon sugar
1 1/2 cups whole wheat flour
2 cups unbleached white flour
1 tablespoon active dry yeast
1 teaspoon salt
- Pour the water into the bread machine pan. Add the sugar and flour. Make a
well in the center of the flour and pour in the yeast. Pour the salt into a
corner of the pan.
- Set the bread machine for the dough cycle (usually 1 hour and 40 minutes),
and press the start button. When the cycle is finished, remove the dough from
the pan and divide it into about 6 pieces.
- Preheat the oven to 500°. Dust the cutting board generously with flour.
With a rolling pin, flatten each piece of dough into a circle about 5-6 inches
wide and 1/8 inch thick. Place these pitas on a cookie sheet.
With a grownup helping:
- Place the cookie sheet on the bottom rack of the preheated oven. Close the
oven door and cook for exactly 1 minute. (Do not open the oven door during this
time.) Then move the baking sheet to the highest rack and continue to bake
until the pitas have blown up and are lightly browned (3 to 7 minutes).
- Serve the hot pitas with butter, peanut butter, cheese slices, or whatever
Yield: About 6 pita pockets
Per pita: 260 calories, 9 g protein, 56 g carbohydrate, 1 g
fat, 0.1 g saturated fat, 5 g fiber, 0 mg cholesterol, 358 mg sodium. Calories
from fat: 3%.
Lompe (Hot Dog in Potato Roll Dough)
WebMD Weight Loss Clinic members: Journal as 1 slice of
"bread, toast, whole grain bread" + 1 serving "lean meat without
This is the Norwegian version of a hot dog. They wrap their boiled hot dog
or sausage link up in a potato roll that has been cooked on a griddle.