Let’s get cooking

This week we were challenged by the lovely team at Busy Bees child care Nursery in St Albans to Get Cooking!

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They have created a new menu for the children that go there and they asked if we would have a go at making some of the dishes and tell them our thoughts.


When the book arrived we set down and took a look at what meal the nursery offered...the selection of vegetarian looked really good to me. On first glance the girls weren't sure but the more they read the ingredients the more they seemed up of trying a few new foods.

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Getting your child to cook new meal is a great way of introducing them to new foods. This collection of recipes was full of new foods and the girls really enjoyed their time planning, buying and preparing their meal. We loved reading the list and I was very supplied at the ingredients the nursery had chose to include in the meal. They seemed to be trying to really introduce new experiences and natural foods, which I really liked.


First we took a look what recipes were on offer...


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Next we planned...making a full list of ingredients.

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We chose to make their Tomatoes Coodles, Savoury Cupcakes and Busy Bee’s Vegetable Cannelloni with Homemade Pasta. I was surprised the girls were so enthusiastic Evie age 8 could not wait to get cooking!

On Sunday morning we got on our bikes and headed to our local supermarket..... 


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Then we got home and set to coking all the recipies we had planned for.

First we made the Savoury Cupcakes....YUM YUM! 


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Evie who never eats cheese, onions or tomatoes really enjoyed these! Wow I couldn't believe it.

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There was even some for her packed lunch the next day! 

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Then we made the vegetable Cannelloni with Homemade Pasta.

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Full of fennel and onion, but again she aet the lot!

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Lastly we made the Tomatoe Coodles....this was fun! We used our spiralizer to make the coodles...this was great fun and Evie took control which was great.

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We really enjoyed all the recipies that The Busy Bees Vegitarian Collection had to offer....I wouldn't mide dropping by their child care centre next time I'm in St Albans in Hertfordshire!

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