A simple to whip up freezable pasta recipe for toddlers.
Tuna with spinach tomato cream pasta
150g chopped fresh tuna (can replace with salmon)
200g organic elbow pasta
50g baby spinach (can use baby peas instead)
2 tbsp tomato paste (I used Hunt’s tomato paste)
500g milk (I used Farmhouse fresh milk)
1 medium sized onion
10g unsalted butter
Slice of Cheddar cheese (optional)
1. Cook and drain pasta. Set aside.
2. Heat butter in saucepan and add onions to stir for 2 minutes on low or until fragrance emits. Add tuna and cook for a minute until sides are sealed. Add the spinach and pour in the milk. Bring to boil and stir in tomato paste. Turn heat to low and allow it to simmer for 10 minutes.
3. Add the pasta and simmer for another minute before stirring in the cheese.
4. Allow to cool before serving to child and store the rest in freezer. (This recipe makes enough for 6 servings for my 20 month old)
If you are preparing this for a younger baby, do note that tomatoes are preferably given after 10 months old. Due to it’s acidic content, cooked tomatoes are better than raw ones and the anti-oxidant lycopene, is actually intensified through processing, meaning that tomato paste and tomato sauce are richer in concentration, thus more nutritious!
As for the milk used in cooking, I opted for full cream pasteurized milk. I’ve also used True Organic full cream milk before but due to the convenience and price, I switch between these two brands.
Do you have any easy freezable recipes for toddlers? Share with me! ^^
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