Children who eat healthy meals tend to perform better in school, develop a better long-term relationship with food, and are generally happier. By encouraging and practising healthy eating habits, you can help your child grow into a confident, happy adult.
It is recommended that toddlers and young children consume three servings of milk and dairy foods per day. This week, we've come up with a quick and easy mini lasagne recipe packed with calcium, protein and antioxidants for those growing bodies:
Mini sausage lasagne
Total time: 20 mins
Prep: 10 min
Bake time: 10 mins
3 sheets cooked lasagne noodles
1/2 cup marinara sauce
8 Copperwood pork breakfast sausages removed from casing (minced meat)
2 cloves minced garlic
1 teaspoon chopped fresh basil
1 teaspoon chopped parsley
1 packet grated parmesan cheese
1 packet grated mozzarella cheese
Salt and pepper to taste
. Preheat oven to 450 degrees F
. In a large skillet brown minced meat and garlic. Cook for one minute.
. Add marinara sauce and fresh herbs. Cook for two minutes.
. Grease your mini oven safe containers.
. Cut lasagne sheets in three.
. Place noodles at the bottom of the container, start layering your cheeses, sauce and noodles. Repeat layers, and top with mozzarella and parmesan cheese.
. Bake for 10 minutes until top is golden brown.
Garnish with chopped parsley
Serve with garlic bread cut into strips.