Wednesday, 20 August 2014

Toddler friendly chicken and tomato pasta

My style of cooking has changed a lot since becoming a Mum. I don't often have the luxury of time, the same money to spend on ingredients, and I have a lot more mouths to feed!  I struggle to come up with new recipes that we'll all eat.  On my own I would have a mostly vegetarian diet, but sadly meat is king in this house, and vegetables the sworn enemy...

Daisy has only just started eating pasta again. I have nursery to thank for that, seeing her friends eat it has made Daisy give pasta another go.

This weekend we dog sat for my parents, I raided their fridge and cupboards and threw together an easy, tasty pasta dish.

Ingredients

1 large chicken breast, diced into small pieces
1 small (home grown) onion, chopped into tiny pieces
1 red pepper, chopped into tiny pieces
1 tin of tomatoes
1 tbsp low fat soft cheese
Small bunch of fresh basil leaves
Penne pasta

Method

In order to get Daisy to eat the vegetables I chopped them very, very small.

I browned the small pieces of chicken in garlic flavoured fry lite,then added the veg. I let that cook for a few mins to soften then added the tinned tomatoes.  After that all cooked for about 5 mins I stirred in the soft cheese and lastly chopped up and threw in the basil leaves.

While all that was cooking I had the pasta on to cook, I drained that then added plated up.  We finished with some grated cheese on top.

I left Daisy's pasta plain, but she actually preferred it with the sauce on, and ate my pasta but her own chicken...

Do you have any quick, toddler friendly meals to share?