Modern life has made things much more comfortable for us – so comfortable, in fact, that most of us spend too long sitting down doing nothing much at all! Of course it’s important to relax, but there’s a difference between chilling out and vegging out. The fact is that kids who are inactive don’t burn off enough energy and store up fat in their body, so it’s important to get them up and about.
A walk with a dog is much more interesting for children. If you don’t have one, ask a friend or neighbour if they would like you to walk theirs.
Today’s recipe suggestion
A great way to use up your leftovers – give your turkey some spice with this simple dish
Serves: 4 Time: 50 min
2 tsp vegetable oil 1 large onion, finely chopped 1 green pepper, chopped 1 tsp paprika
300ml chicken stock 1 tin chopped tomatoes
1 heaped tsp cornflour 300g cooked turkey, cut into bite-size pieces 150g low-fat natural yogurt freshly ground black pepper
Gently heat the oil in a large saucepan and gently fry the onion and green pepper until soft.
Then add the paprika, chicken stock and tomatoes.
In a glass or small bowl, mix the cornflour with a small amount of water, until it makes a smooth paste. Then gradually add it to the saucepan, stirring constantly, to help the sauce to thicken. Bring to the boil and simmer for 2-3 minutes.
Add the turkey to the sauce and simmer for 15 minutes, stirring occasionally, until the turkey is steaming hot.
Finally, stir in the yoghurt and season to taste.
Try serving with rice or boiled potatoes and vegetables.
Contains: milk; stock cubes may contain wheat (gluten) and/or celery. Always check the label.
Food safety tips:
Always wash your hands, work surfaces, utensils and chopping boards before you start and after handling raw meat, including poultry. Keep raw meat away from ready-to-eat foods such as salad, fruit and bread. Make sure that the turkey is cooked until steaming hot all the way through, that no pink meat is left and that any juices run clear.
Recipe provided by the FSA