Pasta is always a favorite family dinner in our house. My kids love all different types of sauces from pesto’s, to cream, tomato and a classic bolognese, yep the Italian roots definitely shine through their palette. One of my goals as the chief “cook” of the house is to introduce as many plant-based foods into our diets each week. Variety is incredibly important to create a diverse and healthy microbiome, as well as deliver an assortment of enzymes, vitamins/minerals, antioxidants and loads of fibre. This lentil bolognese hits all the check marks, and scores big in the flavor department. Pair it with your favorite “noodle” for a delicious and complete dinner.
I also encourage you to try one new recipe per week. I think the weekend is a great time to carve out a little time to prepare your list, head to the store and give it a try. Make it fun and a family affair. New recipes always take a little longer to make the first time, especially as you figure out the combo you enjoy or to give it your own twist. Remember, a recipe is just a guide, especially with sauces- feel free to mix it up or add in your favorite herbs, spices or flavors. Let’s your palette guide you.