Cooking with the produce your little ones have just explored through the activities is a great way to introduce these new foods into a child’s everyday diet.
Here’s a few tasty recipes to get you started
- Try offering frozen peas straight out of the freezer as a fun, crunchy filler for a hungry child who needs a snack! They are surprisingly sweet and because they are frozen, they have a consistent texture and do not separate from their husk like cooked peas can. Try pureeing/blending peas into pasta sauce or soups.
- Peas have a really sweet flavour and are immensely satisfying with mashed potato.
- Demonstrate the magic of mashed potato and how peas can stay on the fork of mashed potato even when it is turned upside down. The peas stick to the mashed potato like glue – magic!
Leek, Potato and Pea Soup
Use organic ingredients if possible; organic foods are free from artificial chemical pesticides. Up to the age of seven, children’s bodies are more susceptible to the disruption water soluble pesticides can cause. To find out more about organic foods and why they are beneficial visit www.organix.com/about-us/why-organic.
2 medium sized potatoes (preferably maris piper)
2 large leeks
2 cupfuls of frozen peas
1 small onion (chopped finely)
Half a vegetable stock cube dissolved in
300ml of water (where possible salt and monosodium glutamate (msg) free)
50mls whole milk (optional)
What to do…
1. Wash the potatoes and leaving the skins on chop into pieces the size of your thumb
2. Chop the tops and bottoms off the leeks and split down the middle to wash out any mud/dirt
3. Roughly chop them and place in a hot pan with drizzle of oil and the chopped onion to sauté until soft
4. Add the potatoes, peas and stock with enough water to just cover them and bring to the boil
5. Simmer for 15 minutes then blend
6. When blending, add the milk if desired or more water to create the desired consistency
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