<![CDATA[Fitness4kids - Blog & Recipes]]>Thu, 04 Feb 2016 13:20:03 -0800Weebly<![CDATA[A funky idea from one of our FitKid Mums!]]>Tue, 29 Apr 2014 02:26:16 GMThttp://www.fitness4kids.co.nz/blog--recipes/a-funky-idea-from-one-of-our-fitkid-mumsNeed to use up some of those Easter Eggs - and reluctant to give straight to the kids -
Break up the chocolate and make some scroggin / trail mix
Broken Easter eggs
Nuts (ie Almonds, walnuts, cashews)
Seeds (pumpkin / sunflower)
Dried Fruit (raisins and or banana chips etc)

and serve in small portions!

<![CDATA[Tots To Teens - Great ideas for lunchboxes!]]>Wed, 12 Feb 2014 00:56:42 GMThttp://www.fitness4kids.co.nz/blog--recipes/tots-to-teens-great-ideas-for-lunchboxesThe Latest Tots To Teens Magazine had some great ideas for lunchboxes!
Pick up a copy when you see one! -
A couple of the ideas that stood out are:

Rice Balls - (Miss 6 and Miss 4 would love these)
1 cup cooked rice (I suggest brown rice)
50g smoked salmon
1 sliced cucumber
Take a spoonful of rice and flatten in your hand. Place some salmon and a slice of cucumber on top, Cover with another spoonful of rice and form into a ball - repeat!

Apple Sandwiches: (good one for Adults too!)
1 Large Apple - cored and sliced
2 tablespoons Peanut Butter (or any other nut butter)
1/2 cup Blueberries
Spread a slice of apple with Nut Butter, cover with another slice of apple. Fill the whole in the middle with the blueberries

Capsicum Sandwiches:
2 capsicums
Cooked, Roast chicken (you can leave this out)
1 sliced tomoato
1/4 Avocado
Cut the capsicum into big flat slices (to resemble crackers) spread avocado on to the slice, add meat and sliced tomato, top with another spread piece of capsicum

Vegetable Chips
3 corgettes, sliced
1/2 cup wholegrain oats
1/4 grated parmasen
2 tablespoons Olive Oil
Preheat oven to 200 deg. Coat slices in Oil and Oats, lie on a baking tray and sprinkle with parmasen and bake for about 25 minutes.

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<![CDATA[Vegetable Fritters with Relish]]>Tue, 03 Dec 2013 18:11:56 GMThttp://www.fitness4kids.co.nz/blog--recipes/vegetable-fritters-with-relishWe had these last night, both adults and kids demolished them - tasty and so easy too!
adapted from the Good Health Choices Magazine
Vegetable Fritters with Relish - serves 5
1-2 carrots grated
2 courgettes grated
1 can of corn kernels
1 spring onion, chopped
bunch of parsley or coriander, chopped
salt and pepper, to taste
4 eggs, beaten
3/4 cup wholemeal flour
1 tablespoon of wholegrain mustard, or garlic or ginger
1 avocado
1 tablespoon honey
1 teaspoon cinnamon

1. Add corn, carrot, courgette, spring onion and herbs to a bowl, season.
2. Mix beaten eggs, flour and mustard together to form a batter.
3. Mix batter through vegetables, until they are all covered.
4. spoon heaped tablespoons of the fritter mixture into a non-stick pan, and cook at medium to high heat for 2 minutes per side until brown.
5. Mash avocado, honey and cinnamon together into a bowl.
6. Serve fritters with relish on the top and a side salad

<![CDATA[Quick and Easy Chicken Salad - Healthy Food Guide]]>Mon, 18 Nov 2013 23:06:21 GMThttp://www.fitness4kids.co.nz/blog--recipes/quick-and-easy-chicken-salad-healthy-food-guideFull ingredient list: 
4 x 150g skinless chicken breast
1 large red onion, peeled, cut in
thin wedges
olive oil spray
350g broccoli, cut in florets
400g can borlotti beans, drained,
100g baby spinach
1/4 cup low-fat yoghurt
1 1/2 tablespoons lemon juice
2 teaspoons tahini
1 teaspoon honey
1 tablespoon hot water

Step 1 Preheat a chargrill pan over a medium-high heat. Spray chicken and onion with olive oil. Chargrill chicken for 4-5 minutes each side or until cooked through. Chargrill onion wedges for 2 minutes each side or until lightly charred and tender.

Step 2 Meanwhile, blanch broccoli in a large pan of boiling water until bright green. Drain well. Transfer to a large bowl.

Step 3 To make dressing, combine yoghurt, lemon juice, tahini, honey and hot water in a small bowl. Set aside.

Step  4 chicken in 1cm-thick slices. Place chicken, onion, beans and spinach in a bowl with broccoli. Toss to combine. Divide salad among 4 plates. Drizzle with dressing and serve.

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<![CDATA[Registrations are open!]]>Mon, 23 Sep 2013 02:49:23 GMThttp://www.fitness4kids.co.nz/blog--recipes/registrations-are-openRegistrations are open for our Term 4 Classes - Campbells Bay Tuesday Lunchtime Club, Campbells Bay Thursday After School Club and Mairangi Bay School Tuesday Before School Club. Term 4 focus is Athletic Skills and Techniques! Register before October 1st to take advantage of early bird offers!]]><![CDATA[Jane Kennedy's Cottage Pot Pies]]>Fri, 20 Sep 2013 03:28:33 GMThttp://www.fitness4kids.co.nz/blog--recipes/jane-kennedys-cottage-pot-piesI made these the other night, and the whole family enjoyed - another new take on an old favorite!

Cottage Pie Pots 


1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
1/2 brown onion, finely chopped
1 glove garlic, crushed
1 carrot, finely grated
400g lean mince beef
1 tablespoon worcestirshire sauce
1 tablespoon tomato paste
Salt and freshly ground pepper
400ml reduced salt chicken stock
Sprig of rosemary, finely chopped


1/2 cauliflower, cut into florets 
1/4 cup skim milk 
1/2 tablespoon greek yoghurt 
1/2 tablespoon horseradish cream
Salt and freshly ground pepper
Handful of grated parmesan cheese


Preheat oven to 180.

Heat olive oil in a frypan over high heat. Lower the heat and add the onion, garlic and carrot to the pan. Fry for 4-5 minutes until soft and translucent. 

Add the minced beef to the pan and brown it slowly, stirring frequently. 

Add the Worcestershire sauce, tomato paste, salt and pepper and stir through. 

Stir in the stock and rosemary and simmer for about 10 minutes, or until most of the liquid has evaporated. Remove from heat and set aside.

To make the topping, place the cauliflower florets and milk in a microwave-safe container with a lid. Microwave on full power for 7-8 minutes or until soft. Tip into a food processor and add the yoghurt, horseradish, salt and pepper and whiz to a smooth mix. 

Divide the minced beef mixture between 4 x 250ml ramekins then top with cauliflower puree. Sprinkle with parmesan and arrange the ramekins on an oven tray. Bake for 12-15 minutes, or until golden and bubbling. Serve immediately.
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