Healthier sausages or burgers for little children

Dinosaur shaped sausage and vegetables


  • 500g low fat pork mince
  • 50g cornflakes
  • 3 or 4 button mushrooms
  • 1 egg
  • 1 or 2 cloves of garlic
  • 2-3 tsp of dried mixed herbs
  • 1 tsp of dried dill


  • Crush the cornflakes into tiny crumbs. You can do this by putting the cornflakes in a zip-lock bag and crushing them with a rolling pin, by using a pestle and mortar, or by using a blender.
Get the children to help! Using a pestle and mortar helps strengthen tiny hands.
  • Finely chop the mushrooms. Put all ingredients together and mix well.
  • Divide the mixture into 16 and shape into sausages. Alternatively, shape into burgers by pressing into a cookie cutter with a spoon, or by rolling into a ball and gently squashing with a glass.
  • The burgers do not have to be round – try pressing the mixture into star or dinosaur shaped cookie cutters!
  • Put under a medium grill and heat, turning occasionally until cooked through and lightly golden.

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