If it’s sometimes a struggle to cajole your children into eating healthily, then we’ve got a clever trick to persuade little ones to eat their vegetables.
There are a host of foods that can be made into healthy chips and with a sprinkling of herbs and seasoning, it’s easy to bring out the flavour of them too. From celeriac to beetroot and courgettes, chop your vegetables into chip-sized batons and just follow one of our simple recipe ideas below. You could even serve them in a mini metal container lined with baking paper – just to give them an authentic touch!
From celeriac to beetroot and courgettes, chop your vegetables into chip-sized batons and just follow one of our simple recipe ideas
Set your oven to 200C and bake for 30-40 minutes for root vegetables and 15 minutes for greens and carrots.
Sweet potato chips
Combine your cut fries with orange zest and dried thyme before drizzling them with olive oil and stirring them on a baking tray so that they are fully coated.
Peel your celeriac and slice it into wedges, making them as chunky as your children like them. Par-boil the wedges in a pan of boiling water for two minutes, drain then place on a baking tray. Coat the veg in a drizzle of olive oil, two teaspoons of mixed herbs and a sprinkling of chilli flakes (if your children will eat spicy food) and tuck in 3 or 4 stalks of fresh rosemary.
Rinse your 3 or 4 beets, then cut them into chip-sized batons. Toss the beetroot batons in a tablespoon of olive oil, 1 crushed garlic clove, two finely diced shallots and two grinds of sea salt.
So simple but so delicious, parsnip chips just need a drizzle of olive oil and a pinch of salt before they’re baked until golden brown.
Similar to parsnips, carrot chips only need a drizzle of olive oil and a sprinkle of salt before being baked for 10 to 15 minutes.
Green bean chips
Top and tail your beans, place them on a baking tray, season and then sprinkle with a handful of grated parmesan. Be sure to cook these for a shorter time – just 10 to 15 minutes.
Whisk an egg white and add a dash of milk. Combine a handful of grated parmesan and a handful of seasoned breadcrumbs in a separate bowl. Dip your courgette batons first in the whisked egg, then roll them in the breadcrumbs. Oil a baking a tray and place your coated courgettes until golden brown.
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