Recently I have been very interested in pasta as my daughter loves stringy food. So compared to noodles which is made with refined flours, I prefer pasta which is made of wheat. I give her some to bite on, but I have a baby food version which is made for her. Ill tell you how you can convert pasta made for you and your kids into baby food.
I sometimes use Ragu pasta/pizza sauce which is nothing but tomato puree. You can easily make puree at home by boiling tomato in water, removing the skin and blending it in a mixer. Add or remove as many veggies as you like.
- Angel Hair pasta – a handful
- Tomato puree (3 tomatoes)/ store bought sauce 1/2 cup
- Veggies (I use broccoli, zucchini, red and yellow capsicum, olives)
- Onion – 1 whole
- Garlic- 3-4 pods
- chilli flakes- 1tsp
- Pasta seasoning- 1tsp (dried oregano, basil, or any combo that you like, I use store bought pizza seasoning)
- Grated Parmesan cheese
Cook pasta in water with salt and keep aside.
In a pan add oil, garlic (chopped or crushed), chilli flakes and toss, to this add onions and fry till it changes color.
Now add in all your veggies and toss for 1-2 mins. Now add tomato puree, salt, pasta seasoning and cook. It should be saucy. (Now drain a little sauce and keep aside for your baby food)
Now add pasta cook for 1-2 mins and turn down the flame. Finally garnish with shredded cheese.
*Do not replace chilli flakes with chilli powder*
Baby Food: Spaghetti Pasta
Break spaghetti into tiny bits and cook with water and salt.
In a pan add the sauce mentioned above and to that add pasta and cook.
Finally add grated cheese and turn down the flame when the cheese melts.