Recipe courtesy of Charlotte Stirling-Reed and Explore Cuisine.
Charlotte Stirling-Reed is “The Baby & Child Nutritionist” and is a Registered Nutritionist with the Association for Nutrition. Charlotte is also an author and mum to little foodies Raffy and Adaline, and owner of consultancy, SR Nutrition.
Explore Cuisine makes delicious pastas from ingredients like lentils, chickpeas and edamame – all naturally high in protein and fibre and lower in carbs. Having invented “a smarter way to pasta” with the biggest variety of plant-based organic ingredients, Explore Cuisine is all about exploring new tastes so they can take customers on a powerful adventure.
“This recipe is so simple, it’s perfect for the whole family and adds colour, texture and plenty of fibre into your diets. I love using these pasta alternatives made using fava beans which belong to the protein food group and offer extra variety of tastes, flavours and nutrients.
It really doesn’t take long to put this one together either, around 10 minutes and it’s all just the chopping of the colourful chard that takes a little time. You can add less garlic if you want to, but it really works well and it’s good to expose kids to a variety of flavours too. See below for extra adaptations that you might want to try.”