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PhunkyFoods

This year we have joined the Phunky Foods programme using funds from the Health Improvement Grant. We aim to deliver a whole school approach to  healthy lifestyles and healthy eating habits. This involves engaging parents in fun activities with their children.

We have started a cooking club each week in which all the children will have a chance to participate throughout the year. Parents are invited to come along and cook with their children and then use the recipes at home.

You can find out more about Phunky Foods by visiting their website at www.phunkyfoods.co.uk

This term's recipe is STRAWBERRY CHEESECAKE

Strawberry-cheesecake

Mrs Baldacci has been leading a cookery club the  Reception children. We have been lucky to have  so many parent helpers and wish to say a huge thank you to all that have come along to cook with the children.

Please see the recipe which the children have thoroughly enjoyed making.

Equipment

Food bag, Knife, Chopping Board, Bowl, Spoon, Serving Glasses or Clear Plastic Cups.

Ingredients (serves 4):

  • 200g strawberries
  • 150g fat free plain yoghurt
  • 100g fat free fromage frais
  • 5 plain digestive biscuits
  • 1 tbsp runny honey

Method

  1. Put the digestive biscuits in a food bag, and using your fists press into small pieces. Pour a layer of the crumbled biscuits into the bottom of each glass.
  2. Chop strawberries into small chunks and add a layer on top of the biscuit crumbs in each glass. Keep a few strawberries in reserve for decoration.
  3. Mix the yogurt, fromage frais and honey and add a layer to each of the glasses.
  4. Finish off the dessert by decorating with a few strawberry pieces.

So thinking about strawberry cheesecake ...

Strawberries are an excellent source of vitamin C and some important minerals. They are low in calories, high in fibre and contain cancer-fighting compounds called bioflavonoids.

Yogurt is an excellent source of calcium, and a good source of vitamin D for strong teeth and bones.

Fromage Frais is a type of smooth fresh soft cheese with the consistency of thick yogurt. It is an excellent source of protein and calcium.

Biscuits tend to be high in fat and sugar. We should try to eat these types of foods less often and in small amounts.