4 Immunity Boosting Recipes Kids Will Love

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Wed, 14 Oct 2020 - 12:15 GMT

     The beginning of the school year is always a challenge for parents, but this time the challenge is twofold. Not only does every parent want to ensure that their kids have a healthy and happy experience at school, but they also must make sure that they are strong enough to fight against a frightening pandemic. Talented chef and founder of Dina in the Kitchen Dina Hamdy, and food blogger/stylist and pedodentist Rouane el Mahdy share a few easy and delicious recipes that will boost your children’s immunity system while adding a great taste to their school experience this year.

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Immunity Booster Drink 

Mahdy is known for her creative healthy and super delicious drinks; and this one is no different. Your kids are guaranteed to love it and enjoy every mouthful. 

Ingredients

  • - 1 medium beetroot
  • - 1 carrot
  • - Fresh ginger
  • - 1 apple
  • - 1 tablespoon honey 
  • - Juice of 1 lemon 
  • - 1 cup water
  • - Mint

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1- Blend all the ingredients in a juicer

2- Garnish with a sprig of fresh mint on top

 

Broccoli Egg Muffin

Broccoli is another great immunity-boosting vegetable, but probably not your kids’ favorite. This easy and delicious recipe by Hamdi will help you introduce children to broccoli in a creative and super fun way.

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Ingredients

  • - ½ broccoli, coarsely chopped 
  • - Olive oil 
  • - Cooked chicken breasts (or any non-processed meat available) 
  • - Red bell pepper, sliced into small pieces
  • - Onions, finely chopped
  • - Mushrooms, baby spinach (optional)
  • - 6 eggs
  • - 3 teaspoons milk
  • - ¼ teaspoon paprika 
  • - ¼ teaspoon turmeric 
  • - ¼ teaspoon garlic powder
  • - Salt‭, ‬Pepper 
  • - Mozzarella, cheddar or Gouda cheese (optional) 

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1- Preheat oven (180 to 200 degrees)

2- Brush a muffin tray with oil 

3- Slice the chicken breasts; add the broccoli and any vegetables you have 

4- Mix eggs, milk, paprika, turmeric, garlic powder, and add salt and pepper

5- Stir together egg and vegetable mixes; pour into muffin tray 

6- Bake 20-30 minutes

7- Muffins can be placed in Ziploc bags and will keep in the fridge

 

Sweet Potato Spinach Salad 

Rich in vitamin A, C and E, spinach is known to be a superfood for the immunity system. Mixing it up with sweet potatoes which children love, Mahdy’s salad offers the perfect balance for a delicious and extremely healthy school meal. 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

المقادير : بطاطا هنحط عليها ملح و فلفل و زعتر و ندخلها الفرن سبانخ ذرة حلوة فلفل احمر للدرسينج: معلقة كبيرة زيت او زيت زيتون معلقتين صغيرين دبس الرمان عصير ليمونة كبيرة ملح و فلفل معلقتين كبار عسل سماق ———————————————— Ingredients: Roasted sweet potato with salt , pepper and thyme Spinach Sweet corn Red capsicum For the dressing: 1 TBSP oil 2 tsp pomegranate molasses Juice of 1 large lemon Salt & pepper 2 TBSP honey Sumac ———————————————— #rouanelmahdy #rou_thecookingdentist #thecookingdentist #salad #saladrecipe #healthyrecipe #vegetarianrecipes #healthylifestyle #saladlover #summerrecipes #fastandeasyrecipes #onmytable #storyofmytable #foodphotography #foodstyling #foodphotographyandstyling #takenbyme📷 #colorfulsalad #foodblogger #foodie #foodiesofinstagram #dentist #cairoegypt #cairospots #cairocooks #sweetpotatosalad #spinachsalad #easyrecipes

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Ingredients

  • - Sweet potatoes
  • - Spinach
  • - Sweetcorn
  • - Red capsicum
  • - Salt and pepper
  • - Thyme
  • - Dressing
  • - 1 tablespoon oil
  • - 2 tablespoons pomegranate molasses
  • - Juice of 1 large lemon
  • - Salt and pepper 
  • - 2 tablespoons honey
  • - Sumac
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1- Chop up the sweet potatoes and add salt, black pepper and thyme

2- Spread the potatoes on a foil sheet and spray some oil

3- Place in the oven for 30-40 mins (200 degrees)

4- To prepare the dressing, add the olive oil, pomegranate molasses, lemon juice, salt and pepper and stir; then add honey and sumac and stir 

5- Place the spinach and roasted sweet potatoes in a bowl, then add the sweetcorn and red capsicum.

6- Add the dressing to the salad before packing.

 

Greek Yogurt Pancake (12 servings)

Yogurt and turmeric are two immunity-boosting foods that can help your child fight the most stubborn diseases; and Hamdi’s Greek Yogurt Pancakes are an easy, simple and super healthy option to include these two magical ingredients in a delicious school meal. 

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Ingredients

  • - 1 cup oat flower 
  • - ¼ cup all purpose flower
  • - 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • - ½ teaspoon baking soda 
  • - 1 teaspoon turmeric 
  • - 1 pinch salt
  • - ½ teaspoon cinnamon 
  • - 3 teaspoons maple syrup or honey
  • - 1 cup Greek yogurt
  • - 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 
  • - 2 eggs 
  • - 1 or 2 tablespoons of milk (almond milk, coconut milk, etc.) to reach the best consistency of pancake batter 
  • - A little oil or butter for the pan 
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1- Mix the Greek yogurt, eggs, and vanilla until smooth

2- Add sugar, oat flower, all purpose flower, baking powder, cinnamon, turmeric and salt and mix until totally combined (if the batter is too thick, add the milk) 

3- Place the pan on the stove (low-medium heat) and wipe the oil onto the pan with kitchen tissues

4- Pour a ladle full of batter into the pan

5- Once you see bubbles on the surface, the pancake is ready to flip

6- Serve with honey or nuts.

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