For children and parents the world over, pasta is a bonafide winner at mealtime. Why? It’s easy to prepare and budget-friendly. It’s versatile and can be used as a base for much variety, with the addition of different pasta sauces and the odd hidden veggie. It also gives your toddler the energy and vitamins they need. Comforting and filling, these pasta recipes for toddlers can be easily adapted for the whole family. And if all else fails? Add a touch of cheese (just a little!).
50g macaroni or other pasta shape 15g margarine 15g plain flour 150ml of prepared S-26 ALULA GOLD TODDLER milk drink 25g mushrooms, chopped 2 teaspoons tomato purée (salt reduced)
2 potatoes, peeled ¼ cup plain flour 1 egg yolk 2 cups pumpkin, chopped ½ onion ½ cup reduced salt vegetable stock ½ cup smooth ricotta 1 tbsp cheese, grated
1 cup pasta, cooked 1 tsp olive oil ¼ cup cooked peas ¼ cup pumpkin, cut into small cubes and roasted ½ cup cherry tomatoes, cut into quarters ¼ cup corn kernels, cooked Parsley, to garnish
1 tbsp vegetable or canola oil 1 small onion, finely chopped 20g chopped celery 1 small clove garlic, crushed 1 carrot grated 100g lean minced beef 150ml tomato paste 100ml water ¼ tsp beef stock ¼ tsp fresh thyme leaves or a pinch of dried thyme
80g small pasta shells 4 broccoli florets 1tsp olive oil 1 small leek, trimmed and finely chopped 150g tuna fillet (carefully check for bones) alternatively use canned tuna 4 tbsp cream cheese 1 small clove garlic, crushed ½ tsp dried mixed herbs 2-3 tbsp of prepared S-26 ALULA GOLD TODDLER milk drink 1 tbsp margarine