We’re on holiday this week and it’s a heatwave.
My boys are eating fish and chips, fish goujons and chips, fish fingers and chips. And ice cream.
Yep, that’s it. Nutrition is out of the window. Daddy is worried. I’m not. It’s holiday.
That said, I’m sneaking vegetables in where I can.
Today, to make up some of their missed five-a-days (we need to make up around 20) we’re having Tuna With Hidden Goodness Pittas.
Now, if you haven’t twigged already, I mostly enjoy cooking when it’s simple, quick, nutritious and tasty. I get a thrill out of getting hidden nutrients into their meals. Even more-so if they eat and enjoy a new food in its basic form. Like broccoli. When it looks like broccoli. Or carrots, that look like carrots. Or peas, small and green… you get the idea.
Anyway, enough waffle.
So these are simple. So very simple.
A tin of tuna, drained
A handful of broccoli and cauliflower florets, chopped into small pieces and over-boiled until a little squishy)
Half a courgette, grated
A couple of heaped desert spoons of soft cheese
A dollop of creme fraiche
Mash everything together, spoon into pittas with some lettuce (which will invariably be tossed aside before the pitta is eaten), and serve.
They’re actually pretty ok. Even the grown ups we’ve served them to like them. Even I like them.