If you follow me on Instagram you will have seen that last week I had the pleasure to be invited over at the house of number one children’s cookbook author Annabel Karmel to try out her new kids menu that she has created for the family-friendly holiday resort Sani in Greece. I have been following her recipes since I started weaning Vicky so of course, I was totally thrilled about the opportunity to meet her in person. I totally love the idea of this collaboration offering children healthy but fun meals on holiday that keep them energised for a fun-filled day in the sun.
If you haven’t heard of Sani Resort before, it’s a thousand acre stretch of land on the magnificent Kassandra peninsula (you’d fly into Thessaloniki), the first of the three beach-fringed peninsulas of Halkidiki and is home to five multiple-awarded 5-star hotels, all in walking distance of each other and the vibrant, glamourous Marina as the heart of the resort with restaurant, bars and shops, all designed with families in mind. Nobody, whatever age will ever be short of things to do in this beautiful resort. Apart of the gorgeous food that is served in all the different restaurants you can take advantage of a vast array of adult and children’s activities and amenities such as a Creche and Mini Club there is also an adult-only quiet zones.
The Young Food Explorer Kids Menu
Annabel has been over at Sani Resort herself to train the chefs and will be visiting over the summer for baby and toddler feeding talks, cooking sessions and more.
So last week I got to try a couple of dishes that will be served for the young guest in Sani Resort and Sani will even be offering Annabel’s cookbook inspired baby purees for the littlest guests, so no need to bring any pouches along on holiday!
Here’s a sample of what’s in store for your little ones at Sani Resort. I tried everything (I might even had seconds of some of the dishes) and it was all so so delicious that I wouldn’t mind finding this on the adults menu as well!
I feel like most children love sweetcorn, right? Vicky can’t get enough of it, so I am sure she would be all over these sweetcorn fritters with tomato and halloumi. Perfect little finger food! I will try to recreate them shortly, so keep an eye out on my stories on the “Vicky eats” series.
Giant cous cous salad
This salad was AHmazing! This colourful salad with a light soy dressing is full of veggies and the added pomegranate seeds give it a delicious sweet and fresh taste.
Glazed salmon with Chinese style veggie
A beautifully oven baked salmon full of Omega 3 with a moreish sweet chilli sauce on top of vegetable rice.
Mini burgers with sweet potato chips
Healthy fast food alert! Which child doesn’t love burgers, right? These mini burgers have a secret ingredient of grated apple and carrot, so an amazing way to add more goodness to the dish! I am sure Vicky would love these as much as I did!
Freshly cut fruit paired with a delicious tropical fruit dip which is the perfect snack or dessert that counts towards their 5-a-day.
No-sugar chocolate orange energy balls
These energy balls were out of this world! A super chocolaty but totally healthy treat with dates, raisins and nuts!
You can find most of the featured recipes in Annabel Karmel’s latest “Real food kids will love” cookbook if you want to give them a try yourself.
Apart from the delicious Annabel Karmel Young Food Exploreres Kids Menu, Sani Resort some other new developments this year such as a Rafa Nadal tennis centre for children over 5, a brand new family splash pool, a Sani Adventure Park and an ice cream truck that travels between the hotels.
Have you ever been to Sani Resort?
P.S. I have been invited to try the menu but I was not asked to write this post.