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By Sarah StevensD&T coordinator, Weston Park Primary School

Cook up some healthy food with your class using recipes from Weston Park Primary School

Weston Park Primary School

2. Chicken and sweetcorn pasta

You will need:

  • Pasta shapes (amount depends on number of children)
  • Water
  • Previously cooked chicken (sliced chicken in a packet works best)
  • Sweetcorn
  • Light mayonnaise
  • Utensils
  • Large saucepan
  • Wooden spoon
  • Sharp knife
  • Chopping board

What to do:

  • Bring a saucepan of water to the boil and place in pasta to the required amount.
  • Simmer pasta until cooked.
  • Slice the chicken into small pieces.
  • Drain off the sweetcorn.
  • Drain the pasta when cooked and add sweetcorn and chicken. Mix in tablespoon of light mayonnaise. Add more if necessary.
  • This can be eaten hot, or left to cool and used as a salad. Some of our children used theirs as part of a healthy lunch the next day at school!

1. Perfect pizza

(makes two small pizzas)

You will need:

  • A pinch of salt
  • 40g (1 and a half oz) butter
  • 3 tablespoons of milk
  • 150g (6 oz) flour
  • 50g (2oz) grated cheese
  • 1 small onion
  • 1 small tin tomatoes
  • 1 desert spoon tomato puree
  • Utensils
  • Mixing bowl
  • Small saucepan
  • Wooden spoon
  • Grater
  • Rolling pin
  • Knife
  • Sharp knife
  • Chopping board
  • Baking tray

Making the sauce:

  • Set oven to 22oc / 425oF / Gas mark 7
  • Chop up onion finely. Place in saucepan with tomatoes, tomato puree salt and mix.
  • Cook for 15 mins then allow to cool.

Making the pizza bases:

  • Place flour, salt and butter in mixing bowl. Cut butter into small pieces.
  • Rub butter into the flour using fingertips until mixture resembles breadcrumbs.
  • Add cheese and milk. Mix together until forms a dough.
  • Separate dough into two, forming a ball with each. Roll each ball into circular shape.
  • Place pizza bases on greased baking tray. Spoon on the sauce and spread.

For the topping:

Pizzas can be decorated to look like faces or imaginative patterns. Olives make really good eyes and sliced peppers look great as mouths. Other suggestions include:

  • Olives
  • Cooked sliced sausage
  • Mushrooms
  • Different cheeses
  • Tomatoes
  • Sweetcorn
  • Sliced ham
  • Peppers
  • Pineapple

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