Speaking of beans…

scoop and ready in the lunchbox

scoop and ready in the lunchbox

Who doesn’t have time to make these ‘baked beans’?  And who wants to give the extra salts, ‘flavours’ and thickeners to your kids, if you don’t need to?  These are perfect for little ones who are starting to crave finger foods, perfect for little ones who are starting to practice scooping and just as perfect for any other ‘little one’ or adult who wants a health, nutritious snack or side!

Follow these quick steps while you’re doing the washing up or eating your breakfast and you’ll have snacks for the lunchbox for the next few days 🙂

1. Rinse a tin of cannellini beans and put them in a small saucepan.

2. Pour in about 1/3 of a tin of organic tinned tomatoes.

3. Add a few herbs – eg. rosemary, basil, parsley or a combination such as cumin and oregano for a more ‘mexican’ style.

4. Simmer for 5-10 minutes until the beans have softened a bit and the sauce is not too runny, not too dry.

5. Pour into a container to store in the fridge or eat with breakfast (or why not lunch or dinner?!).

For Kara’s delicious variation, see BEANS DON’T MEAN HEINZ! post – https://iraisemykids.wordpress.com/2013/07/03/beans-dont-mean-heinz/

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About heidelightful

Hello friend! I am a paediatric speech pathologist and health coach. My vision is to create a world where parents can understand the real link between diet and their child's health and behaviour, and know how to create true health for their family. My two young, wonderful and sensitive sons both have food intolerances and have also taught me about my own, that I have never known about until now! Topics I have looked into for my own family's health and also from my role as a speech pathologist with children with picky eating are food intolerances, fussy eaters, creating healthy eaters and eating to prevent and ‘cure’ childhood issues such as ADHD, autism, eczema/skin issues, trouble sleeping, low immunity, frequent snot/ear infections and bedwetting, to name a few. I write many posts coming from being an exhausted mum trying to keep up with fussy boys who can only eat certain foods and also as a professional who has worked with other children with similar issues. I live on the Sunshine Coast in Australia with my husband and two boys and was previously an exchange student in Brazil! I hope to inspire you to help your child achieve their potential through health and well-being. Thanks for stopping by :) Heidi

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