Saturday, February 13, 2010

Red Sauce Fix Up

I recently made some pasta for my family and did a little alteration to the store bought red sauce.
My son doesn’t like chunks of tomato in his sauce so I decided to blend it to make it smooth. While I was at it, I thought it was a good opportunity to add some nutrition.

I peeled and rough cut two raw zucchinis and threw them in the blender too. I added some fresh garlic and some more herbs. Once blended it was smooth and creamy and pretty pinkish-red color. It almost looked like a Vodka Sauce.

Because he is really open to eating healthy foods (if they taste good) I told him about my additions. He thought it was so cool because he didn’t taste the zucchini but still got all of the nutritional benefits.

He isn’t a fan of zucchini on it’s own, so this was a great way to get him to eat…and most importantly, enjoy it!


Createology said...

Your sauce sounds delicious. It was very wise of you to blend and add the nutritious zucchini and garlic. Happy Hearts to you and yours. Keep creating...

Lisa Holtzman said...

You're making me hungry!

beedeebabee♥ said...

Yum...and very clever too! ;)