A year ago, on World Food Day, we accepted the school’s challenge of making healthier school snacks. They became homemade by 8 hands. Thus, a new entry was created in the blog. As there is not much time left at the end of a day’s work or school for the making of elaborate snacks, most of them came up after “uncomplicated” sharing between friends, mothers, the tastes of the kids here at home, and the suggestions of our dear nutritionist Joana.

Quinoa and Strawberry Bars

It only takes:

  • 2 ripe bananas
  • 2 eggs
  • ¾ Cups cooked quinoa
  • 1 ½ cups of large oat flakes
  • ¼ cup of raisins
  • 1 Cup of fresh strawberries
  1. Preheat the oven to 180 degrees
  2. Crush the bananas and add the eggs in a bowl
  3. Add the quinoa, oats and raisins and mix, at the end add the strawberries
  4. Place the mixture in a paper-lined pan and bake in the oven for 20 to 25 minutes
  5. Let cool and cut into squares

Cooking the quinoa:
  • Rinse quinoa before cooking (always!)
  • Put the quinoa in a cup of water – preferably hot – for a few minutes (two to three minutes) and at the end of that time place under running water.
  • Cook a cup of quinoa in two cups of water for 15 to 20 minutes or until water evaporates.
  • After cooking, drain quinoa to remove excess water.

Childhood obesity is a disease that is not the children responsibility but their parents.

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