Healthy cooking with children in Základní škola Nové Město nad Metují (part 5)

Last week  we baked in the cooking club some healthy oat cookies with fairtrade cacao for the fairtrade baking competition of Decko Nachod on Saturday the 13th of May. The children enjoyed it and they also won the 3rd place in the kids category 🙂

Here is the recipe for all the interested people:

Ingredients (for 1 baking plate):

  • 100g grounded almonds
  • 125g soft butter
  • 125g honey
  • 100g flour (you can even use wholegrain flour to make it more healthy)
  • 100g oats
  • 2 spoons of cacao
  • 1 pinch of salt and cinnamon


  1. Mix the butter, honey and spices.
  2. Add the flour, oats and almonds and knead it to a dough.
  3. Shape the dough to little balls and squeeze them flat on the baking plate.
  4. Bake the cookies for around 12min at 175°.

Healthy cooking with children in Základní škola Nové Město nad Metují (part 4)

This week I decided to show the children how to do an easy, healthy and tasty breakfast – porridge with fruits. They enjoyed it because they know the dish before but not how to do it.
Here the recipe for the interested people:

200g oats (fine)
600-800ml milk
2 bananas
2 apples

Cut the apples and bananas in small pieces.
Then mix the oats with the milk and cinnamon and heat it. Let it cook for around 10min at low heat. When the porridge get stir, because the oats soak up all the milk you can turn the heating off and add the fruits – ready is the porridge. If the porridge gets to dry you can add more milk.

Tip: You can use also others fruits and add some nuts if you like.

Healthy cooking with children in Základní škola Nové Město nad Metují (part 3)

On the 28th of March I cooked with the children in the cooking club a millet salad with pork, carrots an balkan cheese. It was something new for them but they really liked it 🙂

Here the recipe for everybody who is interested:


  • 250g millet
  • 1 pork
  • 4 carrots
  • 0,5 big glas of beet root
  • 120g Balkancheese
  • oil and vinegar
  • Pepper, salt and parsley (according to the taste)


  1. Cook the millet.
  2. Cut the pork and carrots into slices and steam them with a bit of water for around 10 minutes.
  3. Cut the beetroot in little pieces.
  4. Mix the millet with the vegetables, cheese, some oil, vinegar and the spices in the the end.

Tip: You can serve the salat with sesame.


Skicamp with 7th grade of Základní škola Nové Město nad Metují

Last week, the 7th grade went to Herlikovice for a skicamp and I could join them. We had a lot of fun together. Everday from Mondy to Thursday, we went skiing. The students were divided in three groups after their skiing skills. Often I drove with the best group, but sometimes I also help the beginners. All students did a good progress of their skiing skills during this week. But beside skiing we went also one half day cross-country skiing and  one half day hiking in Spindlerluv Myln. In the evening, the teachers prepared some theorie about skiing and we played some funny games. The nice week was so really fast over and never boring. I’m very glad that I could join them.


Healthy cooking with children in Základní škola Nové Město nad Metují (part 2)

On 25th of January I prepared again a healthy dish for the cooking club. This time I cooked with the children pasta with a tomatoe-vegetable-sauce. The children enjoyed the cooking, because they like it when I prepare something new for them.

For all who are also interested in tasty, fast and healthy dishes, here the recipe:

Ingredients (4 portions):

  • 500g Pasta
  • 500g sieved tomatoes
  • 250g Peas
  • 2-3 carrots
  • 1 onion
  • 2 cloves of garlic
  • 1 pinch of basil, oregano, sugar, salt and pepper
  • oil for frying


  1. cook the pasta
  2. cut the vegetables in small pieces
  3. fry the onion, garlic and carrots around 5 minutes
  4. add to the fried vegetables the sieved tomatoes, peas, herbs and spieces and cook it for 5-10 minutes. Don’t forget to stir it from time to time
  5. In the end to can mix the pasta with the sauce and serve it with some grated cheese of you wish

Bon appétit!


Skiing and puppet show in Žďárky

On Wednesday  1. of February the whole school of Žďárky went outside to ski and those who don´t have skis or just didn´t want to go went sliding on the hill near to school.

On the next day 02.02, whole school gathered together to družina with nursery children and we watched a puppet show made by one woman. Although I didn´t understand very much of it, it was still funny.


School trip to theatre of Základní škola Žďárky

On the 24. of January the whole school of Žďárky went to theatre in Náchod to watch “Chovej se jako člověk” (“behave like a human”). I thought that we are going to watch some theatre play, but it was more like a concert. As much as I understood their songs were about courtesy, manners and things like that. Children seemed to like it, because most of them were actively doing along the movements what were shown in the stage.


Sleepover with 7th grade in Základní škola Nové Město nad Metují

At the 15th of December the 7th grade had a sleepover in school. They prepared some Christmas crafts and food for selling at the school Christmas market in the afternoon. Ineta and I helped them with the crafts and preparing some snacks for the evening. Then I prepared with them also a healthy dinner as part of my miniproject-“Take care of you and your world”. We cooked together “Chilli sin Carne”, which is a stew out of beans and vegetables in tomato sauce. The students enjoyed the cooking, but for some it was in the end a bit too spicy. After the dinner we played with the students some games like hide and seek. All in all, it was a really funny afternoon and evening with the students 🙂

And here the recipe for all who are interested:

Ingredients (4 portions):

  • 1 big onion
  • 1 red pepper
  • 2-3 carrots
  • 400g kidney beans
  • 250g maize
  • 200g tomato paste
  • 500ml vegetable broth
  • 100g cherry tomatoes
  • Chilli, garlic, herbs, salt and pepper
  • Oil for frying


  1. Fry the onions, pepper and carrots.
  2. Add the spices and tomato paste and let it roast.
  3. Now pour the vegetable broth on and add the kidney beans and maize.
  4. Let it cook for 5 minutes.
  5. Cut the cherry tomatoes in halves and add them shortly before serving.

Feel free in changing the ingredients with things you like, for example you can also add Tofu or change the vegetables!

You can eat it together with some bread, Tortillas or rice.


Healthy cooking with children in Základní škola Nové Město nad Metují (part 1)

Every Wednesday there is a cooking club in Komenskeho school in Nové Město nad Metují for little children, which I join every second week. On 2nd of November I could prepare a recipe for the club. I decided to do something easy and healthy, which is also new for them – a Buckwheat salad. You just mix for it cooked Buckwheat and salad, cucumber, tomatoes, Balkan cheese, spices (basil, pepper, salt), oil and vinegar together. So I prepared the Buckwheat and the children could cut the vegetables and cheese and mix in the end the ingredients. In the end I just added the spices, oil and vinegar to show them how much they need when they do it on their own and how it should taste. The children really liked this dish and were curious in it, because it was something new for them. It was also part of my Miniproject – take care of you and your world which is about showing the students a healthy and environmentalfriendly lifestyle with fun.