One very simple suggestion for keeping your children (and yourself) healthy, alert, energised and resistant to illness is to make sure they eat well.
These scones are an excellent alternative to a pack of crisps or biscuits.
250 grams plain flour
1 teaspoon cream of tartar
1/2 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
(Or 250 grams self raising flour & 1 small teaspoon bicarbonate of soda)
Good dollop of ground almonds
1 heaped tablespoon margarine (roughly 75 grams)
1 tablespoon sugar
1 egg beaten with milk or yoghurt made up to 300ml
You can take out the egg & almonds and replace any other ingredients with 'Free From' alternatives
Rub dry ingredients with margarine, add egg mix to make into a soft dough.
Pat out on floured surface & cut into rounds or triangles. (or if its a bit sloppy just spoon into heaps - I'm lazy and tend to do)
Bake in a very hot oven 220/50 for 10mins
This will make about 12 and I promise the more you make them the faster you will become.
Play around - add anything your child will eat: raisins, cheese, herbs, curry powder and turmeric (makes them a gorgeous colour).
This recipe has been adapted to add extra nutrition for Spike.