Cooking up something Healthy…..

As you all know from previous blog posts we dedicate Wednesday nights to Health and Wellbeing here at Silx. The young people love to get involved with all sorts of health related projects but especially love it when we cook and create nice healthy alternatives to their favourite foods. When we spoke to our young people a lot of them told us they love nothing better than getting a kebab wrap from the takeaway, although these are OK in moderation we explained that they should not be eaten all the time and also they are very high in fat and calories and you don’t really know what is in them….. So we decided to make our own! The young people looked up recipes for healthy chicken wraps online and decided on a Chicken Fajita, we bought the ingredients and they enjoyed chopping up and preparing all of the fresh vegetables and encouraged each other to try new things and the end results were delicious…. check out the photos……

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Paul packed his full of healthy ingredients he needed 2 wraps....

Paul packed his full of healthy ingredients he needed 2 wraps….

Now for Dessert……. In keeping with the ‘Kebab’ theme we decided to create a quirky version using fruit! The young people chose and chopped up Bananas, Strawberries, Raspberries, Blueberries and grapes and threaded them all on sticks to make this tasty, healthy and let’s face it quite fun dessert. We discussed how these fruit kebabs are a great way of ensuring you get your five a day and how berries are a great antioxidant. All of the young people that took part said they are now going to make these at home and might even serve them with Yoghurt or a little bit of chocolate sauce…. as they say everything in moderation so a tiny bit would be fine with these.

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