Hello lovely people! Thanks for taking time out yet again.
As Christmas draws near and everyone is getting busy shopping, stocking the fridge and freezers etc we must not forget the reason for the season and appreciate people at this time :). Well, for me, I am diminishing my food store so I don’t go overboard buying foodstuff I already have! lol.
Seriously I can’t help thinking whether I have covered everything in my shopping list, it seems to be going on and on but I will definitely draw a line!*covers face*
A few of our lovely readers have asked for posts on recipes for kids of which I have obliged especially with hectic lives as busy mamas. I was thinking of something that most kids enjoy and came up with a start list of noodles, pasta, rice, bread (Well my toddlers tend to enjoy these and so does almost every child I have met) lol.
It’s no strange thing that toddlers like to eat certain foods regularly so it’s worth spicing it up so they enjoy a wide variety.
However, as we want a quick recipe, I thought something with added nutrition and yet tasty! Hence this post is dedicated to our yummy toddlers!
We cook noodles in different ways even for adults, sometimes the non adventurous fast way to satisfy the hungry tummy. Other times, we show the noodles some looooove 😀
Weeell, here is one way I show the noodle love to the kids
For two toddlers….
Two packets of Noodles (here I have used instant noodles for speed!)
1/2 small red onion (Chopped)
1/4 red pepper (Chopped)
One tin of Sardines in sunflower oil (cleaned and mashed to ensure there are no bones)!
1 tbsp of olive oil
Chicken Stock (I used some chicken stock I had in the freezer. However, you can use some of the noodle seasoning enclosed in the pack or alternatively all purpose seasoning)
Small handful of Frozen Spinach (again I had some in the freezer. However, fresh spinach is most suitable or other green leafy vegetable for example Ugu leaves (English translation: pumpkin leaves) which are a good source of vitamins amongst other nutrients!
Prep Time: 2minutes
Cooking Time: Approx 8minutes
In a clean pot, heat up the olive oil, then add the red pepper, onions and fry for about 1 minute
Then add chicken stock or (noodle seasoning, all purpose seasoning). Add some hot water, enough to cook the noodles.
Add the noodles and allow to nearly cook for about 4 minutes, tasting as you go along for flavour and texture of noodles.
Then add the mashed sardines and stir. (I have used sardines in sunflower because it is tastier than the sardines in brine and healthier if I can use that word)? 🙂
Finally, add the spinach, allow to simmer for at least 1 minute.
TIP: If using chopped pumpkin leaves, its best to simmer for a few minutes before adding to the noodles as pumpkin leaves are tougher than spinach
Serve to the anxious toddlers! 🙂
And they so enjoyed it! Please try the recipe and share your experience by commenting or sending an email to email@example.com
Hope you have a great week and “keep making it happen”!
Tracey x x x