Well, they are! Latest when you present them a unique camp experience with us at Schloss Leizen.
We are very happy that we finished the process for our organic (BIO) certification! We’ve cooked bio before, but are entitled to refer to it as BIO now!
Which is why we serve healthy and balanced diets to our young guests at Schloss Leizen. Last week we went a level higher and finally got our official certification as an ORGANIC FOOD provider. We can now openly announce that almost all of our suppliers are organic certified (mostly German regional) companies. The two major exceptions are our long-term local partners that deliver excellent quality milk Van der Ham (from the nearby village Bollewick) and fish Die Müritzfischer (from Waren an der Müritz).
Another key element of every breakfast is carbohydrates. Healthy carbs at breakfast give your body an energy boost, which it needs for the day. Here, at Schloss Leizen, you won’t get your carbs through the usual bread or muesli…
Your body needs a lot of important nutrients to stay fit and energized throughout the day, for example, vitamins. These can be either water-soluble or fat-soluble:
🌱 Water-soluble vitamins include vitamins C and B. Your body needs vitamin B for a proper exchange of nutrients in the cells (metabolism). Vitamin C blocks dangerous molecules (catches free radicals), which helps the immune system.
🌱 Fat-soluble vitamins include vitamin A, D, E and K. These are important for building new cells in the body.
We always make sure that children get their portion of vitamins with each and every freshly cooked meal we serve, especially at breakfast. Check out the pictures below!
Good mood can set the tone for the rest of the day. This is why we value the family atmosphere at our Schloss Leizen breakfasts so highly. We get to enjoy the first sunlight together, joke around, help each other wake up still sleepy kids and discuss our plans for the new day. And all that – as a big family, with the young and the old at one table.
This is our version of a veggie burger. Fresh, crisp and healthy. Our Anastasiya obviously had a lot of fun making it 🙂
You will need 300g mushrooms, 1 garlic clove, ½ onion, salt, pepper, 2 organic eggs, rosemary, 4 tablespoons organic oatmeal, 2 teaspoons organic rice flour.
🍀 Dice mushrooms and the onion into cubes
🍀 Finely chop garlic and rosemary
🍀 Then add rice flour and oatmeal
🍀 Whisk eggs and mix them with all the above mentioned ingredients
🍀 Season it with salt and pepper and let the mix rest for at least 15 mins.
🍀 Form small burger patties, put them into a preheated pan and fry them until golden brown.
🌰 Peel and slice 1 beetroot
🌰 Season it with 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar, 1 tablespoon walnut oil, 1 teaspoon honey, some mustard and salt to taste
🌰 Marinate for 10 mins. and mix with lamb’s lettuce.
🍔 Cut a burger bun in half and toast both halves either in a pan or on a grill, cut-side down.
🍔 Spread a topping of your choice on the cut sides of the buns (we mixed sour cream with honey and mustard and added salt and pepper to taste).
🍔 Place a mushroom patty on the lower half of the bun, top in with some beetroot salad, lettuce and sauce.
🍔 Then cover with the top half of the burger bun.
More burger recipes here.
Oh, and here is how you can make own burger buns 😋
While their parents like to see their kids eat a salad and a nice piece of meat – kids simply love to eat burgers. At Schloss Leizen we’ve found a solution how to let kids enjoy their favorite food and parents feel assured that their kids develop healthy food preferences.
Below you’ll find an organic NON-VEG burger recipe. Veggie recipe you’ll find here.
You need (for 4-5 burgers): 1 kg organic ground beef, salt & pepper
📌 Season ground beef with salt and pepper
📌 Knead until the mass becomes sticky
📌 Form patties, either by hand or with a burger press (make it a bit wet so it doesn’t stick)
📌 Grill the patties or cook them in a flat pan, flipping them around frequently until golden brown.
📌 After flipping the patty, you can also place a slice of cheese on each patty and grill until the cheese has melted.
You need: Burger buns, patty, your favorite sauce and filling (cheese, salad greens like Iceberg, lamb’s lettuce, rocket, tomatoes ect.).
🍔 Cut a burger bun into halves and fry them in the pan or on the grill, with the cut surface downwards
🍔 Brush sauce of your choice (ketchup, mayonnaise or smth else) on the cut sides of the buns.
🍔 Place a patty on the lower half of the bun, add some tomato salad, lettuce, cheese
🍔 Then cover with the top half of the burger bun.
Just cut 250g cherry tomatoes into quarters, chop 4 leaves of basil finely, add some onion, 1 pinch of raw cane sugar and 1 tablespoon oil. Mix everything together. Ready!
Check what Maik’s (our chef de Cuisine) favorite burger is.
Kids in Leizen always love to know what is going on with the Schloss. Check out how they test the recipe for ORGANIC COOKIES to be handed out to the participants of the Association of German International Schools (AGIS) Conference taking place in Hannover this coming weekend. Schloss Leizen prides to be a sponsor and will be presenting its residential class trips and holiday camps this coming week-end.
INGREDIENTS YOU WILL NEED:
300g organic spelt flour
200g organic cold butter
100g organic raw cane sugar
1 organic egg, size L
1 pinch of Vanilla powder
Peel of ½ organic lemon
To gain a fruity taste, we use 6 teaspoons of either: raspberry powder, mango powder, blueberry powder & strawberry powder.
HOW TO MAKE THE PERFECT COOKIES!
1. Mix the spelt flour with vanilla and the relevant fruit powders.
2. Transfer this mixture to a work surface and form a well (hole) in the middle.
3. Cut cold butter into cubes and place them into the well. Also add the sugar, lemon zest and the egg.
4. Quickly, knead everything into a dough, cover it with cling film, and let it rest in the refrigerator for 45 minutes.
5. Finally, form the dough into desired shapes. Bake the cookies in a pre-heated oven at 400°.
Just as we isolate our homes from the cold creeping in during winter, so we isolate ice cream with merengue from the heat of the oven. Whilst isolation does wonders for homes and Baked Alaska, it creates significant damage to relationships between people, especially between generations. Which is why kids at Schloss Leizen love to invite the village elders to share the warmth of the festive season.