Parties may be a challenging time for children and adults who are wheat free, dairy free or have other food intolerance’s.
It’s also a challenging time for mothers who try hard to avoid their children eating sugar and preservative laced factory foods.
For my children I make sure that they feel very special and included when it’s party time. I go the extra mile to make sure that their party food is going to keep them on track both physically and mentally. I don’t spend hours baking, I’m not a super woman. I cheat….I BULK cook all year round so I have food stashes in the freezer to grab and go.
When I asked my son what he wanted to eat at the party today (wheat, sugar and preservative free) this is exactly what he asked for. I just pulled the sausage rolls from the freezer and heated them up.
If you as a mother are content with what you are feeding your child, they too will be!! They mirror your behaviors and your attitude. Today my son felt like the luckiest kid ever to take his own snack plate with his favourite all time food.
When making these sausage rolls, I used my ‘best pastry ever’ recipe. This requires some pre-planning, as it needs to be mixed up 24 hours beforehand to make the most nutritious pastry. Alternatively you can use a pastry of your choice.
How do you manage parties when you want your children to avoid eating crap processed food? Please share, so many other mum’s would love to hear. I hear it over and over again that this is the thing that many mum’s find most challenging!
Getting into the kitchen and cooking your own food is the best thing you can do for your family’s health and it’s such a privilege too. Happy cooking!!
- 500g lamb mince optional- get your butcher to make it finer into sausage mince
- 1 medium onion finely diced
- 1/2 carrot grated
- 2 tbsp parsley finely diced
- 1 egg optional- for binding meat together
- 1 large zucchini grated
- 2 tbsp tamari
- 1 tsp salt
- 1 tsp pepper
- Pre-make the pastry 24 hours beforehand. See my ‘best pastry ever’ recipe here OR use another pastry of your choice.
- Pre-heat the oven to 180 degrees C. Line a flat baking tray with baking paper.
- Mix all of the sausage roll ingredients together in a large bowl. Use your hands to combine it properly.
- Roll out the pastry between two sheet of baking paper with your rolling pin (or drink bottle if you don’t have one). Cut it into rectangular sheets.
- Spread the sausage mince down the center of the pastry. Fold the pastry over with your hands to cover the meat completely and press the two pastry sheets together with your thumb or with a folk for a nice effect. Cut off any extra pastry that isn’t needed and use it to make more.
- Prick the top of sausage roll with a fork to put holes in the pastry and then cut the lengths into sausage roll size pieces.
- Repeat with the remaining sausage roll mix and pastry. You may have to re-roll the pastry a few times to use all of the pastry up.
- Bake in the oven for approximately 25 minutes or until they are golden brown and cooked though.