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 continued...
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.
3 medium potatoes
2 to 2 1/2 cups unbleached all-purpose flour
8 less-fat turkey hot dogs (or less-fat turkey sausage links)
With a grownup helping:
- In a large saucepan, boil potatoes in their skins until tender (20-30
minutes). Cool the potatoes, then, using a plastic knife, remove their skins.
Place the potatoes in a mixing bowl and, with an electric mixer (or by hand
with a potato masher), beat until creamy.
- With a wooden spoon and your hands, blend in the flour until the dough is
stiff enough to roll out. Divide the dough into 8 pieces. Using a rolling pin,
roll each piece into a thin, oval-shaped sheet about a 1/8-inch thick.
- In a medium saucepan, boil the hot dogs. When they are cooked throughout,
lower the heat to simmer until the potato rolls are ready.
- Heat a large nonstick grill or skillet, and use it to cook the flat rolls a
few at a time. While the undersides are cooking, use a pastry brush to brush
the top sides with water. Once the bottoms are lightly browned, flip rolls over
and lightly brown the other sides.
- Sprinkle each roll with water, and wrap around a boiled hot dog. Then wrap
each in a paper towel so the roll softens around the hot dog. Serve
Yield: 8 wrapped hot dogs
Per hot dog: 248 calories, 10.5 g protein, 37.5 g
carbohydrate, 6.3 g fat, 2 g saturated fat, 40 mg cholesterol, 2 g fiber, 484
mg sodium. Calories from fat: 23%.
Plattar (Swedish Pancakes)
WebMD Weight Loss Clinic members: Journal as 2 pieces
If you want to make these like authentic Swedish pancakes – which are much
thinner than ordinary pancakes – use just one tablespoonful of batter per