While today’s UK youngsters may have a taste for spicier and richer flavours than the previous generation, many still want simple food that is easy to eat – and instantly recognisable!
From school kitchens to pub restaurants, the simple route to spicing up the children’s menu is to bring in a collection of sauces and dressings inspired by global cuisines. Try our three child-friendly menu ideas…
Rustle up a chilli with beef or soya mince in a tomato sauce packed with hidden blended vegetables. Add gentle heat with a small amount of Mexican Adobo Hot Sauce – and serve with sticks of carrot, celery and red pepper, plus cool soured cream or yogurt for dipping.
Time to try Thai
Fishcakes are a favourite on many mini menus, so give them a Pan Asian twist with Thai Honey Sticky Sauce on the side. Alternatively, try a vegetarian version made with mashed chickpeas and carrots – full of protein and nutrients.
Wrap it up
So many children enjoy soft tortilla wraps that they’re now a fixture on school menus as well as a popular item at fast-food restaurants. Turn a chicken wrap into an all-American treat with a dash of Maple and Bourbon BBQ Sauce; a Middle Eastern delight with hummus mayonnaise; or a Chinese feast with Char Sui BBQ Sauce.
School food friendly
Lion sauces are trusted by school chefs and caterers throughout the UK, offering an exciting and versatile range of high-quality and cost-effective sauces, condiments, dressings and mayonnaises. All the sauces are vegetarian, free from soya and GM ingredients, and most are also gluten free, with many also suitable for vegans.