Tuesday, 8 January 2013

Primula Pods Recipes Bring Adventure To Kids Meals !

Call me a big kid but I can't wait to try some of these out on the Madhouse Mini-Testers ! They look brilliant fun and would be great as table centrepieces for kids' parties too. Juliette's birthday is in February so I may not have to wait for too long !

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Family favourite Primula is adding a sprinkling of imagination and a huge dollop of adventure to children's meal times by creating some exciting recipes featuring their new cheese snack, Primula Pods.

Using the two new Primula Pod flavours, Cheese and Cheese 'n' Chive, the delicious recipes include mouth-watering delights such as Volcanic Pod Burgers,Dee's Cheesy Pod BoatsButterfly Pod Pizza and Dinosaur Skewers. 


The recipes are inspired by the fun illustrations of Primula's cute mouse character Mr Nibbles and his family, which feature on Primula Pods easy-open plastic shell packaging. The dishes have been specially created to make it suitable for children to help when cooking, as well as being nutritionally balanced. Pods are packed with flavour, high in calcium and with a firm consistency that makes them the ideal healthy lunchbox snack or after-school treat. Children can join the Nibbles family's adventures on the magical online world of Pod Island, featuring exclusive games, stories, puzzles and activities to enjoy www.podisland.co.uk.


Primula Pods (5x20g net) are stocked in Morrison's, NISA, Spar, Londis, Budgens and in other good independent retailers priced around £1.40.




Dinosaur Skewers
(Serves 2-4)

Ingredients
1 red/orange pepper, halved and deseeded
 ½ cucumber 
4 Primula Pods (Cheese 'n' Chive or Cheese)
 4 wooden skewers
 1 tomato

Method
  1. Half the Primula Pods and chop the tomato into segments
  2. Chop the pepper into triangle pieces for spikes and slice the cucumber thickly then half each slice, reserving a 4cm piece for later Parents Help Needed! - Use of Knife
  3. Thread a pepper triangle onto each of the skewers followed by a pod half, a tomato segment and a piece of cucumber. Repeat, and then finish with a pod half at the end of the skewer as a dinosaur head
  4. Cut the remaining cucumber into long pieces and remove the seeds. Chop in half and position against the skewer as legs Parents Help Needed! - Use of Knife
  5. Cut raisins in half and push into face pod as eyes. Use cucumber triangles for horns
  6. Serve with salad for a tasty dinosaur treat



Butterfly Pod Pizza
(Serves 1)

Ingredients
1 wholemeal pita bread 
1tbsp tomato pizza sauce
 2-3 Primula Pods (Cheese 'n' Chive or Cheese)
 2 strips of red or orange pepper 
Pizza toppings of your choice: pepperoni, peppers, mushrooms, bacon, ham, tomatoes, courgette or cooked chicken

Method
  1. Pre heat the oven to 180°C
  2. Slice along the top of the pita bread and open out the pocket to make two wings
  3. Spread some pizza sauce on each half of pita bread
  4. Slice the pods in half and scatter over the pizza base. Parents Help Needed! - Use of Sharp Knife
  5. Add toppings in whatever design you like and place the pizza on a baking tray in the oven for 10 minutes or until the cheese is melted and golden. Parents Help Needed! - Use of Hot Oven
  6. Remove from the oven and serve using pepper strips for the butterfly's antenna



Dee's Cheesy Pod Boats
(Makes 6-8 boats)

Ingredients
3-4 small salad potatoes
 1tsp vegetable oil 
3-4 Primula Pods (Cheese 'n' Chive or Cheese) 
2-3 slices of Ham
cocktail Sticks

Method
Pre heat the oven to 180°C Drizzle a baking tray with the oil

 Prick the potatoes with a fork and place on the oiled tray, in the oven for around 30 minutes or until soft in the middle Parents Help Needed! - Use of Hot Oven

 Remove the potatoes from the oven and allow to cool before slicing in half lengthways Parents Help Needed! - Use of Hot Oven 

Cut the Primula pods in half and place one piece on each potato half Parents Help Needed! - Use of Knife 

Return to the oven for 5-10 minutes or until the cheese is golden and bubbling 

Cut the ham slices into triangles and thread each triangle onto a cocktail stick for the sails Parents Help Needed! - Use of Knife

Remove the potatoes from the oven and add a ham sail to each boat, then serve warm




Volcanic Pod Burgers
(Makes 2 burgers)

Ingredients:
250g lean minced beef 
1 small egg 
salt and pepper (optional) 
2 Primula Pods (Cheese 'n' Chive or Cheese)
To serve:
Bread buns 
Salad

Method
  1. Pre heat the oven to 180°C
  2. In a bowl, mix together the mince, egg and salt and pepper
  3. Combine the mixture using your hands and shape into two burgers, leaving some mince spare in the bowl
  4. Place burgers onto a baking tray and push a pod into the middle of each. Cover with the spare mince mixture until the pod is completely hidden
  5. Bake in the oven for 30-35 minutes or until the burgers are cooked through and no longer pink. Parents Help Needed! - Use of Hot Oven
  6. Serve in a bread bun with salad

4 comments:

  1. I've been looking for some 'fun food' ideas, definitley going to try the butterfly pod pizza!

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  2. some great ideas, my daughter loves the squeezy cheese and chive primula so i'll be looking out for these

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  3. What fab ideas. I'll definitely be trying some of those out with my daughter.

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