One of the easiest meals to prepare for your baby when the cupboards or bare or you’ve had a particularly challenging day is pasta. What can be simpler than throwing pasta in a pan, topping it up with water and leaving it to boil for ten minutes or so? If you’re feeling slightly more adventurous than a typical pasta and tomato sauce dish, you must try this baby led weaning beetroot pasta sauce for babies. It takes less than five minutes to prepare and best of all, you can batch make it to freeze in ice cube trays for the lazy days of the future!
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One of my favourite things about this beetroot pasta sauce for babies is the colour. Once you start adding the cheese to the blender, the rich red colour of the beetroot becomes this shocking bright pink which is just incredible to photograph. Beetroot isn’t the most pleasant tasting of vegetables, so you may thinking, yep, it looks good, but what about the taste? Well, let me assure you, it tastes pretty good too! Adding pine nuts, parmesan cheese, lemon juice and a little olive oil to the beetroots creates this beautifully nutty taste. If you’re feeling super adventurous you can try adding basil, cracked black pepper or a pinch of cayenne, depending on how well your baby does with herbs and spices.
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Most importantly, how did the beetroot pasta sauce for babies go down with the baby? Well, he couldn’t resist diving straight in thanks to the colour and considering that his tray was empty come the end of the meal, I think we have a new favourite pasta sauce! The ingredients work out pretty cheap too, making this a frugal baby led weaning recipe. I picked up the beetroot from Tesco for less than 90p, (I used half the pack for this recipe and will use the rest to make baby led weaning beetroot pancakes for breakfast) and the rest of the ingredients are things I already have in my store cupboard. Pine nuts are also magnesium and iron rich so this pasta sauce for babies is nice and healthy and full of good fats!
Let me know if you try this beetroot pasta sauce for babies and what you think!