In the most recent Welsh Health Survey, it was found that only 51% of children eat vegetables daily and only 60% of children eat fruit daily, while a third of Welsh children are classified as overweight or obese.
To obtain your free booklet, register with Change4Life online at www.wales.gov.uk/change4life before Friday 10 February 2012.
I will be cooking all 14 Change4Life recipes for my family, on consecutive nights, as they occur in the booklet.
I started my Supermeals Challenge with the first Monday recipe: tasty tuna and sweetcorn pasta.
We got off to a good start with this. Tuna is a favourite of our youngest daughter, and she left a clean plate. Our oldest daughter also gave it the thumbs up. It provided a fine and wholesome, if unspectacular, adult meal.
This solid family dinner provided us with leftovers. The ‘super tip’ on the booklet page: “This recipe can be served cold as a salad, making it perfect for packed lunches too.” This is what we often do with pasta, and our eldest particular likes taking it to school as a packed lunch. I will microwave what’s remaining for my lunch at home tomorrow (and maybe eat it with some sourdough bread).
If you wanted to spice this recipe up, a bit of Tabasco should do the trick.
tasty tuna and sweetcorn pasta
The ingredients: Pasta shapes (300g), olive oil (1 tsp), red onion, garlic clove, tin tomatoes (400g), tomato puree (tbsp), tinned sweetcorn (150g), dried basil (2 tsp), and two 185g tins of tuna.