Tesco Real Food’s Cooking with Kids Event

 

To celebrate the launch of their Cooking with Kids Customer Recipe Challenge, Tesco Real Food  invited several bloggers and their children along to a kids cook-along afternoon.

The event took place at the fabulous Maggie and Rose Family Club in Kensington on Sunday afternoon and my willing helper and I were looking forward to trying out some healthy and nutritious recipes together.  Who else could my helper be but the young Masterchef Paddy (who can be seen here preparing his foil-baked salmon recipe) who is ever the willing helper in the kitchen.

Tesco’s Cooking with Kids theme recognises that children are more likely to eat foods they have helped to make.  Not only does allowing them to be more involved in creating and cooking their food making them more likely to eat it but they’ll also be learning valuable life skills which they’ll need in the future.

Soon after setting foot inside the Maggie and Rose house, Paddy settled in quite comfortably.  It would have been difficult not to, given how homely and appealing the place is for children.  Boxes of toys, painting, colouring activities awaited them, as well as shelves of books and fun in every room.  This was truly a place designed for children to feel at home and be as creative as they like, and the children certainly did that!

After a while of colouring, painting and the all important Play-Doh’ing we were all given our name stickers and led into the kitchen…

First, the aprons went on and it was time to make sure our hands were clean and ready to begin…

 

 

We sat around the table where Heidi took charge and guided us through preparing our healthy lunch.

 

 

We were now ready to start…

 

The first dish we were going to prepare was our main course in the shape of a Super Spinach Filo Tart.   From measuring out the correct ingredients…

 

 

… to getting little hands all mucky and messy…

 

 

… it was a lot of fun for the kids…

 

… and parents alike.  Especially when it came to comparing whose creation was better…

We prepared a Beetroot and Muffin recipe for our pudding, a tasty yet healthy way of getting in one of those all important five-a-days…

But even though the cooking was fun the best bit had to be in the eating… and boy, were these recipes delicious!

 

Here are all the mini-chefs who worked hard on the day…

And here they are with the parents who particularly enjoyed eating the food….

If you don’t believe me how about trying them out for yourself?  They are quick, easy yet nutritious and delicious.  Why not get the children and have your own cook-along afternoon?  Click here for the Super Spinach Filo Tart recipe and here for the Beetroot and Chocolate Muffin recipe.

If you have your own recipe perfect for cooking with kids why not enter Tesco Real Food’s competition to win a fantastic prize?  Click over to the Tesco Real Food website to upload your very own recipe and be in with your chance to win.

You can read more about the Cooking with Kids Event on the Tesco Real Food website.

9 thoughts on “Tesco Real Food’s Cooking with Kids Event

  1. It looks like you and Paddy had a fantastic time! The spinach tart sounds yummy. I might have to try that.

    Tanya you look amazing in the photos! And how cute is Paddy?!

    Kelly x

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