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Aaron’s Sprout Kebabs

Aaron Craze

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Serves: 6

Prep time: 20 mins

Cook time: 25 mins

Ingredients:

300g Brussels sprouts, trimmed and washed

1 tbsp maple syrup

6 slices of Parma ham

100g Parmesan cheese, grated

200g (panko) bread crumbs

1 lemon, zested

1 egg

30g plain flour

Salt and pepper, to taste

1 tsp olive oil for cooking

Cocktail sticks

Veg Portions / Serving: 1

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Recipe donated by Aaron Craze from loveyourgreens.co.uk

Make Brussels sprouts fun with this tasty little trick!

Method:

1. In a roasting pan, drizzle the sprouts with the maple syrup, olive oil and salt and pepper then roast for 15 minutes at 160°C.

2. When cooked let them cool down then wrap the sprouts with Parma ham then put them onto the cocktail sticks.

3. Whisk the egg, then dust the sprouts in the flour then dip in the egg and roll in the breadcrumbs, parmesan and lemon zest.

4. Put the breaded sprouts on some baking paper then bake in the oven 190°C for 8-10 minutes.

5. Dollop some crème fraiche or Greek yogurt to dip.

Engaging Kids

Engaging Kids

Kids who engage regularly with veg through veg-themed activities, such as arts and crafts, sensory experiences, growing and cooking are shown to be more likely to eat the veg they engage with. Encouraging kids to engage and play with veg is the handy first step to them developing a good relationship with veg and life-long healthy eating.

Kids in the kitchen

Kids in the kitchen

Let the kids take charge with this recipe – it’s meant to make sprouts fun! Let them drizzle the syrup and oil over them, and once roasted and cooled a little, let the children wrap the sprouts up in the ham. Have them take charge of prepping the breadcrumbs and egg and let them do the rolling and poking onto sticks (with a little help and supervision!). They’ll love this recipe, which makes them more likely to give them a go!

Activities

Activities

While getting kids to interact with veggies for real and using their senses to explore them is best, encouraging hands off activities like arts & crafts, puzzles & games or at-home science experiments can be a great start, particularly for those who are fussier eaters or struggle with anything too sensory. Use these veg-themed activities as a stepping stone to interacting with the veg themselves. We have loads of crafty downloads here, puzzles here, and quirky science with veg here.

Sensory

Sensory

Once you feel your child is ready to engage a little more, you can show them how to explore the veg you have on hand with their senses, coming up with playful silly descriptions of how a veg smells, feels, looks, sounds and perhaps even tastes. Find ideas, videos and some simple sensory education session ideas to get you started here.

Serving

Serving

The moments before food is offered can be a perfect opportunity for engagement that can help make it more likely a child will eat it! Giving children a sense of ownership in the meal can make a big difference to their feelings going into it and the pride they take in it. You know your child best, but if you aren’t sure where to start, we have some fun and simple ideas for easy roles you can give them in the serving process over here.

Aaron Craze

Aaron Craze was one of the second group of trainees from Channel 4's Jamie's Kitchen programme. Aaron left school with no formal qualifications and worked in several jobs before applying to become a trainee in Jamie Oliver's London restaurant, Fifteen, graduating from its Chef Training Programme with merit. Since then Aaron has worked at restaurants including London's The Ivy and has appeared in television programmes including Junior Bake-Off.

www.loveyourgreens.co.uk/

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