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I talk a lot about what I feed to my kids and I love serving them “grown up” food that they get a sense of fun out of.  The pleasure I get from seeing them enjoy food while knowing they are getting their 5 a day twice over cannot be beaten.    I often add in extra veg too – whatever is in the fridge usually gets thrown in.  As long as it fries well, it’s a option.


100g cooked rice or noodles
dash of sesame oil
1 carrot
½ broccoli stalk
1 stick celery
½ leek
4 slices basil tofu cut into cubes
5 tbsp soy sauce
½ tin water chestnuts
½ head broccoli
½ pack beansprouts
handful of cashew nuts
romaine lettuce leaves

  1. Chop the carrot, broccoli stalk and celery into small pieces
  2. Add to a wok or frying pan with the sesame oil and fry for 5 minutes
  3. Add the tofu and leek and cook for a further 5 minutes stirring occasionally
  4. Add the soy sauce, water chestnuts, broccoli and nuts for a further 2 minutes
  5. Finally add the beansprouts and rice and fry for a further minute
  6. Serve immediately – a dollop of rice/veg mixture with a side of lettuce leaves
  7. Stuff and roll the mixture into the lettuce leaves with added soy sauce to taste

What makes this dish fun for kids is the mess!  I suggest filling the leaves up a spoonful at a time to minimise the damage!

By |2020-06-16T11:29:58+00:00September 27th, 2019|Dinner, Lunches, Recipies, Savoury|0 Comments

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