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Healthy eating for children by Mandy Francis, Infinite Ideas

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30. Pasta

For a fantastic family meal or single portion home-cooked supper in less than 15 minutes – choose pasta.

Spinach, broccoli, fish – you’ll be amazed at what your child will eat if it’s turned into a sauce and poured over pasta.

Don’t think that you need to make your own pasta or even buy it fresh. On the contrary. In Italy, good quality dried pasta is the order of the day for almost every dish – with the exception of filled pasta like ravioli and tortellini. So keep your store cupboard stocked with a variety of child-pleasing dried pasta shapes and you’ll be able to knock up a multitude of popular dishes – for any number of kids – in no time.

Look for farfalle (pasta bows), conchiglie (shells) and rotelle (wagon wheels) and of course, ...

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