Being Healthy with Sainsbury’s Active Kids: Wholemeal Muffin Pizza

Sainsbury’s Active Kids

Sainsbury’s Active Kids recently released an interesting report which focusses specifically on the 11-14-year-olds as during these ages children becoming increasingly independent and with more
freedom to start making their own decisions about what and they eat and how much exercise they do.

Some 11-14-year-olds believe that skipping meals (19%) and cutting out food groups (43%) can contribute towards leading a healthy lifestyle. In addition, when looking at how to make their lifestyles healthier, they do not consider limiting the amount of fast food (21%), fried food (58%) or sweets and chocolate (23%) they eat.

The report did uncover a desire among the youth to be healthy and most of the children surveyed understood the importance of healthy eating, so it's important that children develop knowledge and skills to cook and prepare healthy meals which will assist them in the future. Read the full report here Sainsburys/ActiveKids

making pizzas making pizzas

My boys love to help me cook, so we decided to share our favourite home cooked wholemeal muffin pizzas. I do find that children who help prepare their meals are more willing to try and eat the dishes they cook.

wholemeal pizza

Wholemeal Muffin Pizza


Ingredients:
Sainsbury's Wholemeal muffins
Onions
Grated cheese
Fresh tomatoes
Green pepper
Mushrooms
Tomato puree
Sweetcorn
Tuna

wholemeal muffin pizza

Method; 
Slice the muffins in half, top with a layer of the tomato puree, then add your favourite topping and bake in the oven for 10 minutes, the perfect snack.

active kids

Sainsbury’s Active Kids was designed to help improve children’s health, as it donates millions of pounds worth of equipment and experiences to schools and kids clubs around the UK. For more information on the report and Sainsburys Active Kids visit Sainsburys/ActiveKids.

Music preference can Impact Your Cadbury Dairy Milk Choice

 Marvin Humes

A new report released today has revealed how sounds not only match how we feel but also our preference for certain flavours. The study was commissioned by Cadbury Dairy Milk and explores the science between mood and music, and how different sound profiles can impact what we choose to eat.

The results have been used to develop a cool tool that maps music to help people decide which Cadbury Dairy Milk flavour they most feel like classic or modern?

The study revealed:
1-Feelings of vibrancy and playfulness are associated with higher pitched sounds, faster tempos, and major keys, which correlate with the sound profiles for Cadbury Dairy Milk Crunchie Bits and Cadbury Dairy Milk Marvellous Creations Jelly Popping Candy.

2-Feelings of calm and tenderness are linked to music that is slower in tempo, lower in pitch, and harmonically neutral sounds that match the profiles for Cadbury Dairy Milk and Cadbury Dairy Milk Caramel.

3-Feelings of excitement are associated with rhythmic variations which match the profile for Dairy Milk Whole Nut

 Cadbury and Marvin Humes

Inspired by the classic and modern flavours in the range, Cadbury Dairy Milk is asking chocolate lovers whether they feel like a classic hit or a modern hit. To make easier to choose, Cadbury Dairy Milk has teamed up with DJ Marvin Humes to host a mixing master class that brings the feeling of the full chocolate range to life, be that it’s a classic flavour like Cadbury Dairy Milk Caramel or a modern one, like Cadbury Dairy Milk Oreo.

 Marvin Humes

For a chance to win a one to one music masterclass with Marvin Humes, go to SoundOfCadburyDairyMilk-Spotify.co.uk, Guests will be able to create and mix their own piece of music with one-on-one help from Marvin, based on a particular emotional profile. The finished track and its correspondence to one of the eight flavours in the Cadbury Dairy Milk range will then be revealed.




Pancake Day Fun with Robinsons

Robinsons Fruit Juice

We love Pancake Day it's a great opportunity to make some tasty pancakes and spend some fun family time together, we were inspired by Robinsons Real Fruit squash Juice to try some fruity pancakes, especially as Robinsons Juice contains real fruit in every drop and has no added sugar, making Robinsons our preferred choice of squash. We opted for the 1 cup pancake recipe as it's the quickest and simplest recipe to use when cooking pancakes.

  Robinsons Real Fruit Juice Robinsons Orange and Mango Fruit Juice

It was nice to use delicious fresh fruit to finish out fruity pancake stack, whilst we made our pancakes we had some refreshing  Robinsons Orange and Mango squash to quench our thirst.

 

The boys had a great time making their pancakes.

 

The best part was garnishing the pancakes and drinking a glass of Robinsons fruit squash whilst we got creative. My son loves the Robinsons Squash’d range as he loves to squirt the juice into his glass and watch the juice swirl into the water, and as they only contain only 3 calories per serving it's perfect for me.

 

We had lots creating these fruity pancakes, perfect for pancake day. 


For more information on Robinsons Juice including their #EnjoyMoreWater campaign and competition check out www.robinsonssquash.co.uk.








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Roots Collective Vegetable Blends

Roots Collective

I was delighted to try Roots Collective had launched a delicious new range of whole vegetable blends.Roots Collective are great if your are health conscious and want to add more vegetable to your diet, as each blend contains over 80% of vegetables with no added fruit juice great to quench your thirst and hunger.

Roots Collective Vegetable Blends

Roots collective are not just for drinking from the bottle but you can also be used as a sauce just by adding them to your favourite dish or simply heat up as a tasty soup. I'm really looking forward to trying this delicious looking recipe Beetroot Hummus with my Roots Collective Sweet Beets.
Roots Collective Vegetable Blends
Roots Collective Vegetable Blends come in Garden Greens, Carrot Zing, Green Warrior, Sweet Beets, Asian Sling RRP £2.95. For more information check out www.rootscollective.co.uk.


UNBOXING LEGO BATMAN #LEGOBatmanMovie

unboxing LEGO Batman

We adored the LEGO Batman Movie (read our thoughts on the movie here), so we more delighted to get our hands on some cool LEGO Batman goodies. Check out the boys Unboxing below,


We are certainly looking forward to building these cool LEGO Batman Sets, here are our thoughts on some of the items we unboxed.

LEGO Batman Watch

Batman LEGO Watch £19.99
I love this as much as the kids and couldn't help but try it on for size,

LEGO Batman Watch  LEGO Batman Watch

it was a perfect fit as it has adjustable LEGO links, but I needed have worried as LEGO Watches also has a selection of adult watches for us big kids.

 Batman Hallmark Birthday Card

Batman Hallmark Birthday Card
If you have a celebration coming up and like us you are a Batman fan, then Hallmark has some cool Batman celebration cards.

 Batman Poster - Always Bet On Black

Batman Poster - Always Bet On Black from Pyramid Shop £3.99
The boys loved this stunning poster it looks super cool in the boy's room and features all of the characters from the movie.

The LEGO Batman Movie Essential Guide  and Batman's Guide to Being Cool

DK Books UK - The LEGO Batman Movie Essential Guide £9.99 & Scholastic - Batman's Guide to Being Cool £8.09
These books are perfect if you want to know more about the characters of the movies as well as some fun and cool interesting facts, whilst we read some of the quotes from the movie we couldn't help but to read  in Batmans deep husky voice.


 LEGO Batman Movie Minifigures

We love these ‘mystery' blind bags as each one contains one of the 20 characters available in the Batman Movie collection. We already have a few minifigures and are looking forward to collecting them all.

 LEGO Batman LED Keyring

LEGO Batman LED Keyring £7.99
I absolutely love this Harley Quinn key chain, all you have to is press the chest plate to switch on the LED lights which then glow under her feet. The LEGO Batman LED keyring come in various LEGO Batman characters from Batman himself, The Joker, Batman Glam Rocker & Batman Kimono Batman.

 LEGO The Joker Balloon Escape

LEGO The Joker Balloon Escape £11.99
This is such a cool set which features both The Joker and Batman characters, we loved building this fun set which sees The Joker at the power plant ready to cause havoc with his explosive action bomb, this also has to be one of our favorite moments of the Batman movie too.

 LEGO The Joker Balloon Escape

We are looking forward to building the LEGO Batmobile and The Scuttler which we will be reviewing soon,

Love Heart Cinnamon Buns

loveheart cinnamon bun

It's valentines day, so if you are looking to make something sweet for your loved one, then why not make these simple love heart cinnamon buns.


pastry

Ingredients:
pre-packed puff pastry
Filling:
1 tablespoon of brown sugar
1 tablespoon of white sugar
2 teaspoons of cinnamon

heart shaped cinnamon bun

Method:
Roll our the pre packed pasrty into a rectangle shape, sprinkle over the mixed sugar filling, gently roll in the sugar. Then start to roll each end of the pastry into the centre, gently slice into disks, flatten down and pinch the edge to make the heart shaped point. Place on a greased tray and bake in the oven gas mark 6 for 10-15 minutes until golden brown, allow to cool and ice.

heart shaped cinnamon buns

Penclic Mouse D3

Penclic Mouse D3

We were really excited to try Penclic Mouse a sleek design which features the latest technology with ergonomic design. Penclic Mouse is easy to use and is great if you suffer from repetitive strange injury (check out the funny YouTube clip below).

Penclic Mouse

Penclic the D3 Corded mouse from Sweden perfect for both left handed users and right handed users as it operates using  3-buttons and scroll wheel mouse. Penclic Mouse supports are all operating systems including Windows XP or later, Mac OSX. The great thing about the Penclic Mouse is that you don't have to install any extra software as its a USB plug and use device.


For more information check out Penclic Mouse

1 CUP Pancakes



This is the simplest pancake recipe ever, using  1 cup measurements, so no need to get out the weighing scales, simply put all of these ingredients in a bowl and whisk until you have a smooth consistency, cook in a medium sized oiled frying pan.

Ingredients:
1 cup of self-raising flour
1 large egg
1 cup of milk.
Yields 4 medium sized pancakes, so double or treble for more.
Filling: I used golden syrup


LEGO NEXO Knights: Season One


The boys love watching NEXO Knights so they are delighted to watch NEXO Knights season one which has just been released on DVD.


The high Kingdom of Knighton is in trouble, so the five young knights, Clay, Aaron, Lance, Princess Macy, and Axl as they fight to protect the kingdom from Jestro and the Book of Monsters.


The Kings Jester has stolen the book of monsters, using its evil magic he sets out to cause trouble, but can the NEXO Knights use their NEXO powers to put a stop to the attacks from Jester and his lava monster army.


Knights: Season One also comes complete with an exclusive free NEXO Power for the LEGO NEXO Knights Merlok 2.0 game app, which is a great game for all the family.



LEGO NEXO Knights is Out on DVD 13th February

Potato Cheese Flan

potatoe cheese flan

I'm delighted to create and share one of my favourite adapted recipes which I used to love a school cheese flan, but instead of shortcrust pastry, I have opted to use TESCO Cypriot New Potatoes as my flan base.

potatoes

Ingredients.
TESCO Cypriot New Potatoes
3 Eggs
100ml Milk
100g of Cheese
Salt & Pepper to taste

new potatoes  sliced potatoes

Method
1. Slice into thin strips (I used a food processor) and par boil your TESCO Cypriot New Potatoes.
2. layer the potatoes in an ovenproof lightly oiled dish, layer at least 3-4 slices high
3. In a separate bowl add the milk, cheese and eggs, mix together and season, then pour over the top of the potatoes.
4. Bake in the oven at gas mark 6, for 35-40 minutes. Allow to cool and tuck in.

potatoe cheese flan

TESCO Cypriot New Potatoes are available in TESCO stores nationwide.