Children’s Day celebratory recipe ideas with a local twist |28 May 2022
On June 1, Seychelles will observe Children’s Day, a celebration that takes place every year in honour of children. It is common on this day for children to be treated by their families and schools and to enjoy some treats in the form of tasty snacks and beverages.
If you’re looking for some inspiration for kid-friendly snacks that you can make ahead of this day, we propose three recipe ideas that were shared to us by some of our Seychellois friends.
They tell us that the recipes for these snacks make use of some local ingredients like sweet potato, banana, papaya, local oranges and coconut. They are all finger foods with a healthy twist, which are also kid-approved, fun to eat and tasty.
Baked sweet potato chips
- Sweet potato, 500g
- Olive/coconut oil, spray
- Salt, ¼ teaspoon
- Preheat the oven to 120°C and line baking tray with baking paper.
- Slice the sweet potato by hand as thin as possible.
- Line the baking tray with the sweet potato slices, spray generously with oil, and sprinkle lightly with salt.
- Place in the oven and bake for 1 hour until the chips are dry and crispy. If your potato slices are thicker, you might need to bake for more than 1 hour.
- Once the chips are dry and crispy, remove from the oven and allow to dry for 15 minutes.
- Serve immediately or store in an airtight container.
Fruit skewers with yoghurt dip
- Local oranges, peeled and diced
- Banana, peeled and sliced
- Papaya, peeled and diced
- Yoghurt, 1 cup (optional)
- Honey, 2 teaspoons (optional)
*The above fruits are suggestions; you can choose to use any other available types of fruits
- Take the wooden skewers and thread the fruit on them in your preferred order.
- For the yoghurt dip (optional), mix the honey with the yoghurt and pour the yoghurt into a dipping bowl.
Coconut bliss balls
- Oats, 1 cup
- Cacao/cocoa powder, 2 tablespoons
- Dates, 12 pitted
- Desiccated coconut, 1 cup + extra to coat
- Honey, 2 tablespoons
- In a food processor, place and process the oats, cacao or cocoa powder, dates, 1 cup of desiccated coconut and honey until the mixture is almost smooth and well combined.
- Roll portions of the mixture into balls (you should get approximately 9 balls in total).
- Place the extra desiccated coconut (about 2 tablespoons) onto a plate and roll the coconut balls in the plate to evenly coat with the coconut.
- Place the coconut balls on a lined tray in the fridge for 1 hour or until they are set.