Pasta dishes are always a win in our home, in fact 5/5 rank pasta as their favourite family dinner. What the kids don’t realize is most the sauces I make, are filled with nourishing veg, herbs and or spices that not only taste great but are great for them. I’ve been a mom for 13 years now, and I’ve always found the mindset of kids with the word “healthy” or “vegetables” so interesting, because they actually do like them, and will eat them no problem, but something makes them them feel like it might not taste as good. lol. So I usually defer on explaining all the ingredients. Sneaky mom? Maybe? But as they say, we must pick our battles and do whatever works. ha.
A perfect example is this creamy butternut squash Alfredo, it’s so rich, creamy and flavourful, it will be hard to believe there is no dairy. Butternut squash is full of fibre, vitamins, antioxidants (hello bright orange), and offers a texture that makes it so beautiful when blended. You could also thin this recipe a little more by adding more veg broth and turn it into a hearty and comforting soup.