Seed Power: Three Recipes to Try

By Gina Batmunkh 2021-06-15 16:47:17

Don’t judge a seed by its size.

As much as we look forward to the summer holidays and a schedule which allows more room for sleeping in, the only thing that might prove stressful is making sure the kid has enough good food all day long. You will realize quickly that your regular grocery purchases won’t last for 3 to 4 days during the summer. Kids love to snack in between meals. Keeping your kids entertained and busy is priority number one. However, providing them healthy and nutritious snack is just as important.

If you are looking for a summer activity, get your kids involved in basic cooking and baking with you. 


Yeast-free Multi-seed Bread

One of my family’s favourite food is a hearty multi-seed bread. It is packed with seeds and is dense with nutrients. Often, we have this bread on our dining table because of my mum and dad. So instead of buying it, baking it should be more fun and healthier. That means we get to control the amount of ingredients and choose to incorporate the seeds we love. 


160 grams all-purpose flour

100 grams whole wheat flour

4 tablespoons sunflower seeds

4 tablespoons pumpkin seeds

2 tablespoons sesame seeds

2 tablespoons black sesame seeds

1 teaspoon baking powder

Half a teaspoon baking soda

Pinch of salt

300 ml milk

1 free range egg

60 ml oil (I used olive oil)

80 grams unsweetened maple syrup

1. Preheat the oven to 180 degree Celsius. Prepare a baking dish with a parchment paper on it. 

2. In a large mixing bowl, combine all the dry ingredients even seeds.

3. In a separate large mixing bowl mix all the wet ingredients.

4. Slowly pour wet mixture into dry mixtures. 

5. Gently fold in, and do not overmix it.

6. Pour the batter into the prepared baking dish and bake for 50 minutes.

7. Cool it down on a cooling rack before serving.


Vegan DIY Popsicle


Plant based yoghurt (I used almond yoghurt)

Chia Seeds

Fresh raspberries (any fresh fruit)

Popsicle mould

DIY popsicles are must-make snack in my family for the hot summer days. It is super fun and easy to make, even if you have little ones. Do not be afraid if kids make a mess out of it. Let them make their own popsicles on their own (they will be proud), but you can be your kids assistant. It doesn’t require any cooking or skills to make it. In addition, ask your kids to practice patience while popsicles are in the freezer. 


Sweet Potato Chips with Sesame Seeds


1-2 large, sweet potatoes

1 teaspoon sesame seeds

1 teaspoon black sesame seeds

1 tablespoon oil (I used olive oil)

1. Preheat oven to 190 degree Celsius.

2. Wash the sweet potatoes well and remove any impurities. 

3. Using the mandoliner slicer, carefully slice the sweet potatoes into fine pieces. 

4. Lay out the thin slices on the baking sheets and coat each side with olive oil. Sprinkle the seeds on top. 

5. Bake for 10 minutes and carefully flip the chips with tongs. Bake another 10 minutes or until crisped to your preference. 

6. Please watch out for burning the edges of chips. 

7. Cool the chips at least 30 minutes before serving.