Why not enlist the help of an extra pair of (little) hands in the kitchen by encouraging your child to bake and prepare their lunchbox with you? Not only are you getting a helping hand and spending quality time with them, but the sense of achievement will entice your child to gobble up the goodies that they have helped prepare themselves. Nutritionist Diana Green who has been running children’s cookery classes for a number of years and has kindly provided us with a healthy bread recipe which is the perfect way to get your child involved in lunch box preparation whilst having some family fun in the kitchen.
Flat Seeded Bread
Easy tasty bread, great for parties, picnics and lunchboxes
1. 500 g strong plain flour
2. 25 g yeast
3. 1/2 tsp salt
4. 280 ml water
5. 1 tbsp olive oil
6. 1 egg white beaten
7. sesame seeds
8. poppy seeds
9. fennel seeds
1. Combine flour, yeast, salt and water to form a dough
2. Knead for 5 minutes until smooth and elastic
3. Leave to rest for 10 minutes
4. Divide into balls and roll out into flat rounds
5. Brush bread with egg white and scatter with seeds of your choice
6. Bake in oven for about 15 mins until they puff and brown
Can be re- heated in oven if you wish to serve warm. If making into shaped rolls rather than flat rounds leave to rise for approx 20 mins before baking.
Head over to Diana’s website and social media channels to see more healthy and fun recipes. Details of her next cookery class can be found on the website here.
Diana Green is Qualified Nutritional Therapist and Member of the British Association for Applied Nutrition and Nutritional Therapy