Ethical Nanny – Vegetarian Recipes for Kids

Working as a nanny is a tough job and keeping your kids full and happy with healthy food is a big part of that job. Being a vegetarian myself, I’m always looking for healthy, quick and yummy recipes. I thought I would share some of my favourites with you.


Hummus is a blended dip made with chickpeas. It is high in protein, low in fat and super yummy. It can be eaten with bread, pita or chopped vegetables. It’s also a great spread for sandwiches and toast that adds extra flavour and protein – which is super important for health conscience vegetarians. It’s also really easy to make. Just blend all the ingredients together.

2 cups of canned chickpeas

3 cloves of garlic (you can add less or more depending on how your kids feel about garlic)

3 tbsp of lemon juice

1/2 tbsp of olive oil

2 tbsp of water

1/2 tsp of paprika

1/2 tsp of cumin

Another challenge as a nanny is finding fun and healthy desserts to feed your kids. Here is a great recipe for healthy vegan cookies.

Apple Cinnamon Raisin Oatmeal Cookies

These cookies are sugar and dairy free and make a great healthy and yummy dessert!

Preheat oven to 350F

In the order shown below, mix together the following ingredients:

1 cup whole wheat flour

1 tsp of cinnamon

1 cup rolled oats

1.25 cups of unsweetened apple sauce (add extra apple sauce for flatter cookies)

1.5 cups seedless raisins

Place cookies on lightly oiled cookie sheet and bake for 20 – 25 minutes. Makes 12 cookies.

That’s all for today!

More healthy recipes to come…

From one nanny to another… Happy healthy baking!