Friday, March 06, 2015

Mini-burgers - Quinoa, Oats and Tuna


After 3 weeks in Portugal, we are back to UK, and in a new house, where there was so much to put in place and clean.

Now it is time to go back for our daily meal routine and I can granter you that it is not peanuts to feed a 15 months boy which is super-active (Edu does not stop more than 1 minute and he is not a close friend of long naps or sleeps), stubborn and already with a developed taste enough to refuse certain foods (tuna, salmon and sweet potato).

I do my best every day to not fall into the food monotony, hence seeking prepar different meals every day with the most different ingredients, to not only develop his palate, as well as providing him with the most nutrients possible.

These mini-burgers are an example, however this time I did not performer too well, because he definitely does not appreciate tuna (canned), and I ended up eating the mini-burgers alone and getting him another alternative.

Still, here I leave my suggestion, which may fit better in taste of their children.
Can be eaten hot or cold, so taking them to a picnic or to school or work.

Now let's go.

Ingredients (8 or 9):
- ½ cup of quinoa
- 1 cup of water
- 3 tbsp of rolled oats
-spring.onions, chopped and to taste
- Parsley, chopped and to taste
- 1 egg
- 1 can of tuna (small)
- 1tbso poppy seeds
-1tbsp white sesame seeds
- Salt and black pepper to taste

Preparation:
Begin by cooking the quinoa. In a pan put the quinoa and water, let boil, lower the heat and leave to simmer for 15 minutes. Off, cover and leave it for 5 more.

Then just use a fork to release the quinoa and reserve in a bowl to cool down a bit.

While the quinoa is cooking, chop the chives, parsley and turn on the oven at 180ºC.

Once the quinoa is almost at room temperature, add all the ingredients, season it to taste and with slightly wet hands formed balls and place them in a baking tray lined with parchment paper.

Bake for about 15minutes.

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