In this section, we try to offer you a range of affordable recipes for breakfast, lunch, supper or snacks. Many of the dishes can be eaten at more than one meal; for example, banana chapattis can be eaten at either breakfast or lunch. So, the recipes may be listed in more than one section.
In most of these porridge recipes we tell you to pre-cook or roast certain ingredients (mainly beans). It is VERY important that you do this. These ingredients contain chemicals called phytates which can only be destroyed by cooking them thoroughly. If a meal contains phytates it will stop the body from absorbing important vitamins and minerals, especially calcium. This can be very bad for growing children who need calcium to make their teeth and bones strong.