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Nutritious Meals at Childventures

ChildVentures-RogersDayTimeYork-appearance-150x150Kyle, the head chef at our Vaughan location recently did a segment on Rogers daytime York about the importance of childhood nutrition. He shared recipes from our Spring menu to outline our philosophy of “Healthy Bodies, Healthy Minds”.

In 10-minutes he demonstrated to the audience how to prepare a nutritious and delightful meal for your child, which included:

  • Poached Basa Fillet
  • Mashed Sweet Potatoes
  • Wax Cut Beans

Here are the recipes for you to try at home.

childventures-recipes-300x300POACHED BASA FILLET

This recipe serves 5

Ingredients:

  • 5 fresh Basa fillets
  • 2 lemons
  • 1 tsp. sea salt
  • 1 tsp. paprika
  • 4 cloves of fresh garlic
  • 2 cups of water
  • 1 bunch of dill
  • 1/4 cup extra virgin Olive oil

Steps:

1. Slice the lemon and set aside for garnish.

2. Prepare lemon garlic infused oil by adding finely diced garlic, 1 whole squeezed lemon and olive oil to a bowl. Mix and set aside.

3. Place Fresh Basa Fillets in a large skillet.

4. Add enough water to cover the bottom of the skillet. Heat to boiling.

5. Add fillets to skillet and add a pinch of sea salt. Lightly sprinkle paprika and add a sprig of dill to each fillet.

6. Gently simmer covered for approximately 3 minutes. Carefully turn fillets over and gently simmer for another 2 minutes.

7. Remove Basa and serve. Drizzle lemon garlic infused oil to each fillet with a spoon. Garnish with fresh dill and a slice of lemon.

MASHED SWEET POTATOES

This recipe serves 5

Ingredients:

  • 4 sweet potatoes
  • 1/2 tsp. sea salt
  • 2 tbsp. butter or margarine
  • 2 tbsp. brown sugar
  • Cinnamon (to taste)

Steps:

1. Preheat oven to 350oF.

2. Cover whole sweet potato with aluminum foil and place on a cookie sheet.

3. Bake until tender (approximately 1 hour). Let cool slightly; peel.

4. Mash with sea salt, butter and brown sugar. Add cinnamon to taste and mash until desired consistency.

WAX CUT BEANS

This recipe serves 5

Ingredients:

  • 1 lb. fresh yellow wax beans
  • 1 tbsp. unsalted butter
  • Sea salt (to taste)
  • Ground pepper (to taste)

Steps:

1. Cut the ends of the beans and cut in half. Add beans to a pot of boiling water and reduce heat to medium-high. Cook for 5 minutes or until desired tenderness. Strain water and set aside.

2. In a medium saucepan, melt the butter (or margarine) over medium-high heat. Add drained beans to saucepan; coat with butter and continue cooking for 3 minutes.

3. Season to taste.

 

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