5 healthy back to school recipes with sarah todd

Using healthy and nutritious ingredients from one of Chadstone’s 18 fresh food retailers, including Colonial Fresh Market, Jones the Grocer and Wishbone, Chadstone Life With Style Ambassador, Sarah Todd has curated some quick and easy recipes that kids will love – of course, kids are not the only ones who can enjoy the tasty treats.

“Take something simple like a sandwich, and fill it with delicious ingredients such as roast pumpkin, baby spinach and feta – kids will love the flavour and it’s so easy to make! It’s easier than you think to hide greens in kids’ lunches and snacks, if they’re fussy eaters,” Sarah said.

• Pumpkin sandwich – disguise the healthy greens with this delicious lunchtime treat that will keep plenty of fuel in the tank for a full day behind the desk and in the playground.


• C h ic ken & Soba Noodle Salad; Rocket, W alnut & Blue Cheese Salad; and Quinoa Stir Fry – these recipes double as a great weeknight feed for the family with leftovers perfect for kids and parent’s lunchboxes alike.

Children can also make their own mark on school stationery this year with an activation by Sharpie running from Wednesday 20 January to Sunday 24 January outside David Jones, lower level. Recipe for chicken fingers Children can decorate pencil tins and drink bottles with Sharpie pens and keep these personalised treasures for the new school year.

Preheat oven to 180 degrees and place chopped pumpkin on a roasting tin with a sprinkle of sea salt and a sprig of thyme. Chicken fingers recipe baked Roast pumpkin for 20 minutes or until soft. Healthy chicken fingers Place in a bowl and stir through baby spinach and feta and place on a fresh bun. Best chicken fingers Sarah Todd for Chadstone The Fashion Capital. Chicken tenders recipe easy Image: Supplied

Combine all the dry ingredients in a food processor and process on high for 2 minutes. Breaded chicken fingers With the motor running, add the dates one by one until the mixture starts to come together.

Roll the balls in desiccated coconut and store in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 1 week. Chicken tenders recipe fried Sarah Todd for Chadstone The Fashion Capital. Buttermilk chicken fingers Image: Supplied

Heat 1 tablespoon olive oil in a large heavy based saucepan, on medium to high heat. Deep fried chicken fingers Sautee onion, garlic paste and season with sea salt and black pepper.

To make the dressing, place soy sauce, vinegar, olive oil, tahini and ginger in a bowl and whisk together in a bowl until smooth. Baked chicken tenders recipe no breading Alternatively, I like to place all ingredients in a small jar, place the lid on and shake, set aside until ready to use.

Pour dressing over noodles, add cucumber, spinach and spring onions and toss to combine, then serve topped with chicken and scattered with coriander, chilli salt and sesame seeds. Homemade chicken strips recipe Sarah Todd for Chadstone The Fashion Capital. Easy chicken fingers recipe Image: Supplied

Toss all ingredients for salad dressing into a jar with a lid and shake vigorously. Oven fried chicken fingers Toss salad ingredients into a bowl and stir through dressing. Homemade chicken fingers recipe Sarah Todd for Chadstone The Fashion Capital. Chicken strips recipe easy Image: Supplied

In a large frying pan or wok, pour in the oil, onion, garlic and soy and fry on a medium-high heat for 2 minutes until the moisture starts to evaporate, then add 3 tablespoons water. Chicken tenders recipe healthy Leave to simmer formin more, vegetables and simmerfor another 2 minutes.

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