Getting teenagers to make healthy food choices doesn’t have to be a pointless endeavour. The trick is to get them to make their own food, so there’s a sense of accomplishment and ownership (yes, really!).
Here are five food ideas that are perfect for 13 to 17-year-olds:
They can be sweet or savoury and work at any time of the day. They are so easy to make as well – chuck everything in a bowl, into a muffin tin, into the oven and then into mouths.
Choose lean meats and load up on the salads. Super simple to throw together and always delicious!
These are fun to make no matter how old or young you are. Pizzas are great to do as a family too as everyone can get involved and personalise their pizza! Plus, homemade on wholemeal pita bread is much healthier and cheaper than your local takeaway.
4. Baked dishes
A surefire way to get some veggies in at night. Chop veggies into chips, cubes or big chunks and into the oven they go with a little olive oil. You could throw in some seasoned meat or tofu to make a true “one tray” dinner.
5. Rice Paper Rolls
These are super yum and can get super messy… and that’s the best bit!
These are perfect as the weather warms up and are great for breakfast or a quick, nutritious snack.
7. Fruit Skewers
Super easy, nutritious and a fun way to serve up fruit salad. A little drizzle of chocolate adds an indulgent touch.