Chris Bavin and Jordan Banjo were back to help people save money on food on the latest episode of Eat Well for Less on Thursday, June 9. The Smith family spends a lot when it comes to shopping and buying coffees to go, and they also find themselves wasting food.
Beautician Katy lives with her two grandchildren Ruby and Toby. Tragically, Katy’s daughter died three and a half years ago, and it’s been Katy and the kids ever since. Katy’s whole life has changed and her goal now is to make sure the children live happy and healthy lives.
Eight-year-old Toby hates vegetables and “dinner always goes in the trash, so every dinner meal is pretty stressful,” Katy admitted. Ruby, 10, on the other hand, doesn’t eat any fruit “apart from apples”, which can make meals and snacks a little tricky for the devoted nana.
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In an attempt to encourage the family to be more creative with their vegetables, Jordan had fun making veggie nuggets with the two children, much to the annoyance of young Toby who lowered his head into his hands when the professional dancer announced this. what they were doing. Jordan explained: “We make veggie nuggets because we need to try to add more veggies to your diet, super good for”
Jordan kindly continued, “Okay? We need to get big, we need to get strong, we need you to start eating your vegetables.” The children then tossed a bowl of vegetables including broccoli, sweet potato and corn with flour before coating each piece in breadcrumbs and baking them in the oven for 25 minutes.
Although the dish was endorsed by the Smith family, viewers of the BBC show felt genuinely disappointed by Jordan’s “strange recipe”. Taking to Twitter, one person wrote: “These nuggets look #EatWellForLess rank.”
A second viewer cheekily added, “You watch McDonald’s…actually don’t #Nuggets #EatWellForLess.”
“@EatWellForLess veggie nuggets should be like bubbles and squeak, not just chunks of beaten veggies #bringbackgreg…!!!,” one person urged. “Vegetable nuggets. A piece of flour dusted broccoli dipped in a raw egg and covered in white slice crumbs….. #eatwellforless,” added another viewer followed by a playful giphy.
“Vegetable nuggets? So spring rolls in breadcrumbs then #EatWellForLess,” said another disappointed viewer.