Physics is in a starring role this season. The laws of physics are all around us, everywhere we turn. They’re all over the place! Today, we’re letting our foodie side take over, and we’re proposing some ideas, tips and recipes inspired by the laws of physics. They’re all based on a healthy and balanced kid-friendly diet. So grab your aprons and try out some of these ideas. Plus, you’ll be surprised by the benefits of cooking as a family. Ready, set, cook!
E N E R G Y
Do you need an extra dose of energy to swim that final lap? Do you have a sweet tooth? In that case, nuts and chocolate are your best friends. But don’t even think about going to the supermarket! It’s time to roll up your sleeves! At this link, you’ll learn how to make your own chocolate and hazelnut spread with all-natural ingredients and no additives. ¡Yummy!
A T R A C T I O N
Let’s admit it. The attraction between vegetables, fruits and kids is nonexistent. But they’re a fundamental part of a young person’s diet. We have the solution! These recipes with vegetables are sure to be a hit with your kids. From eggplant lollipops to strawberry gazpacho. Mmmmmmmm!
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B A L A N C E
If there’s one thing we can be proud of in Spain, it’s our balanced diet. The Mediterranean diet offers many benefits to the young and old alike. Plan your weekly menus to ensure they’re as varied, well-rounded, and balanced as possible, combining different ingredients in the same dish and making vegetables a top priority.
For more information, at this link you can download the book SlowMed: Food as a Means of Dialogue in the Mediterranean Contexts by the Mediterranean Diet Foundation. No to pre-prepared foods, yes to Grandma’s stews!
D E N S I T Y
From a light orange and carrot juice to a thick and delicious banana, strawberry and chocolate smoothie. Drink the laws of physics with pressed fruit and vegetables and play with the different colors and densities of liquids. The main ingredient? The imagination of your mini gourmets! The combinations are endless!
F O R C E
Spinach is the perfect ally of the strongest people. Just ask Popeye. The challenge lies in how to put it on a dinner plate so your little ones won’t start acting like they’re in a Greek tragedy. We have the answer: spinach and cheese nuggets. Discover the recipe at this link.
T E M P E R A T U R E
Cold or hot? Ice cream or hot chocolate? This time of year is so unpredictable, sometimes you feel like one, sometimes you’d rather have the other. So we’re suggesting seven desserts made with bananas, with both cold and hot in the mix. Are you brave enough to try your hand at this faux sushi made with bananas and rice?
R E S T
Time to wind down. Which foods are the best to eat at dinner time? According to Dr. Carmen Barriga Ibars, you should avoid foods that interfere with sleep, whether it’s because they are stimulants – like vitamin C, they cause flatulence – like cabbage or beans, or they are diuretics – like leeks, asparagus and melon.