A program by
Little Rockers Radio
& Queenie Apple...
HOW DOES YOUR FAMILY GROW?
Meet Queenie Apple...!
My name is Queenie Apple and I am so excited to be sharing with you how to simply JERF (Just Eat Real Food)!
Come for a ride with me as we explore where real food comes from, why it's good for little bodies, and look at fun and delicious ways to prepare healthy food for the whole family to enjoy!
By the way, Apples are my favourite food!!! I would love to find out your favourite foods so I can include them into recipes!!! CAN'T WAIT!
Join us as we explore the Letters A-Z!
The letter A!!!
Make Yummy Scrummy Healthy Toffee Apples
(Healthy) Toffee Apple Ingredients:
- 2 x Apples
- 2 x Skewers
- 1 cup x Dates
- 1/2 cup x Rice Malt Syrup
- 2 cups x Mixed Nuts
- 1 tablespoon x Cinnamon
- 1 cup x Raw Cacao
- 1 cup x Coconut Oil (Melted)
These ingredients can now be found at your local supermarket or health food store.
Start by adding the dates, cinnamon and only 1/2 cup of coconut oil together. Blend until it makes a creamy caramel paste. If it feels bit thick, just add some water and blend again!
Next grab those mixed nuts, wrap them in a tea towel so they are all covered and grab your rolling pin. It's time to let out bit of aggression...Give those nuts a good hit with the rolling pin until they are all crushed up. (If you're not sure about using nuts you can substitute with coconut, goji berries, dried blueberries).
Now for the chocolate paste...Mix the rice malt syrup, raw cacao and remaining coconut oil together in a blender until it makes a smooth chocolatey paste.
Grab yourself a tray (or a very clean bench) and pour the caramel paste, mixed nuts and chocolate into three separate sections. It's now time to make our toffee apples.
Grab your apple and start my rolling it in the caramel paste so that it is nice and sticky. Next roll it through the mixed nuts so that the whole apple is covered. Move on to your chocolate and roll your apple through so that is once again completely covered. If it is easier you can also put the chocolate over the apple to cover more space.
Once your apple is completely covered in yummy goodness, pop a skewer through the bottom and place in the fridge to cool.
After about 10-20 minutes your apple should have hardened. It is now ready to be eaten!!
Apples... Did You Know?
• Apples are the fruit of apple trees and are one of the most widely grown tree fruit.
• Millions of tonnes of apples are grown every year.
• There are thousands of different varieties of apples including Fuji, Gala, Red Delicious, Golden Delicious, Pink Lady and Granny Smith.
• Granny Smith apples originated in Australia in 1868 accidentally after a chance seedling by a woman named Maria Ann Smith.
• The apple tree originated in Central Asia.
• China is the leading producer of apples.
• Apples were taken to North America by European settlers.
• Honey bees are commonly used to pollinate apple trees.
• Apple trees typically blossom in spring with fruit maturing in autumn.
• An average apple contains around 130 calories.
• It is believed that the saying "An apple a day keeps the doctor away" originated in Wales in the 19th century.
• The apple genome was decoded in 2010.
(We got these fab apple facts from: http://www.sciencekids.co.nz/sciencefacts/food/apples.html)
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For the letter B we are celebrating Bananas! Yum Yum!!
I scream, you scream, we all scream for BANANA ICE-CREAM!
(Shhh, don't tell them it's good for you!!)
(If you are not sure about using the nuts in this recipe you can try using coconut or dried berries).
Did You Know?
- Banana trees are actually the worlds tallest herbaceous plant!
- Bananas are grown in over 100 countries
- Although we are used to seeing the yellow banans - you can actually get sweet bananas in a variety of colours - green, yellow, red, purple and brown!
- Bananas are 75% water
- Bananas are full of fibre, magnesium and potassium, and are a great source of Vitamin C!
C is for Carrots & Chocolate!
Who loves Easter? We do! To celebrate Easter Queenie Apple has put together this super yummy Carrot and Cholocate recipe! Be prepared to get your hands dirty while you roll these in your hands.
Lots of fun, and so super easy to make (and eat!)
* * * Keep watching this space as we continue our food adventure from A to Z! :-) * * *