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Are You Getting Seven-a-Day?

Date: April 10, 2014 Author: Bumpkins Team Categories: Food Fun, Parents' Tips and Tricks

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Tips on How to Eat Seven-A-Day

I’m sure you’ve read that the latest government guidelines for healthy eating state that we should eat seven portions of fruit and vegetables every day. If this seems like a difficult task to incorporate these into your diet, we’ve put together our favourite “secretly good” recipes to help you achieve this target.  Even the fussiest eaters will enjoy these stealth fruit and vegetables!

  1. Butternut Squash Soup

    This is so easy and really delicious!When the butternut squash is blended it gives a smooth, rich, creamy taste. You can add chilli for an extra kick.Screen Shot 2014-05-09 at 11.44.50

  2. Chocolate and Courgette cake

    Our local deli does an amazing version of this! Their recipe is a secret, but this cake is a pleasing substitute. Courgettes make the cake lovely and moist, as well as making it very, very healthy ;)Screen Shot 2014-05-09 at 11.45.53

  3. Secret Vegetable Bolognaise

    Jamie Oliver’s tomato sauce uses seven vegetables. Try out this recipe and see if your audience notices!Screen Shot 2014-05-09 at 11.46.54

  4. Blueberry, Spinach and honey smoothie

    This is absolutely delicious and in tests, our spinach refusing 4 year old asked for seconds!

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  5. Vegetable Mash

    Potatoes don’t count towards your 7 a day, but you can mix them with other root vegetables to make delicious mash.Screen Shot 2014-05-09 at 11.49.56

  6. Home made ice cream

    Making your own ice cream is labour intensive, but this no added sugar recipe is worth the extra effort!

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    Macaroni Cheese and Vegetables

    This is my favourite sneaky veg recipe (OK, maybe apart from the cake!). Add as many finely chopped vegetables as you can get away with!Screen Shot 2014-05-09 at 11.51.38


At Bumpkins we make home cooked food every day and all our children enjoy healthy, balanced meals. If you would like to know the recipe for your child’s favourite Bumpkins lunch, please get in touch.

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