Hidden Vegetable Sauce
Hidden vegetable sauce is a great way to get children to eat vegetables. There are four vegetables blended into the tomato sauce and what they can’t see, they can’t pick out.. You could make this using any of the pasta shapes.
1 tbsp light olive oil
Heat the oil in a pan. Add the onion, carrot and celery and cook for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add the courgette and cook for a further 5 minutes. Add the crushed garlic and cook for one minute.
Stir in the tomato puree, passata and vegetable stock. Cover and simmer for about 20 minutes. Puree with an electric hand blender.
Cook the Alphabet Pasta in boiling water according to the instructions on the packet, then drain and stir into the sauce.
From 9 months
We all know that we should include 5 portions of fruit and vegetables in our diet. As well as providing vitamins and minerals they help to protect us against cancers and heart disease. In general the more colourful the food, the more nutritious it is as the actual pigment contains antioxidants. So a red grapefruit is better for you than an ordinary grapefruit and an orange fleshed sweet potato is better for you than an ordinary potato. It is important to ensure that you include a good variety of colours to make sure you are getting a good balance in your diet.
Read about my 'Make Your Own' Alphabet Pasta