A four-year-old girl re­jects an un­stop­pable jug­ger­naut of mid­day meals, and stays true to what she knows: rice balls

The Guardian - Cook - - More Veg, Less Sugar -

An­other veg­etable she usu­ally eats, so I think the Sneaky Veg pas­tries will be a doozy. But oh, they’re not. “Allez, try one so you can tell me what you think.” “Beurk.” She does eat al­most half a half-wrap, but with ketchup and mayo, which I sus­pect de­feats the pur­pose. Fa­mil­iar­ity – in shape and flavour – win hands down: Tsu has a whole oni­giri with­out batting an eye­lid. Car­rot, spring onion, chest­nut, the lot. Green Kitchen Sto­ries make these muesli and bean cook­ies for break­fast. Given the fruit and maple syrup, I think they’re great for a kids’ lunch­box. Tsu and her friend Abbi don’t. Adapted from the Just Bento recipe, these are best made in the morn­ing: if they’re to be eaten later than lunchtime, pack with an ice-pack (a frozen drink does the trick nicely).

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from UK

© PressReader. All rights reserved.