Sweet potato gnocchi and broccoli pesto family meal to school lunch box recipe.
Sweet Potato Gnocchi and Broccoli Pesto
A delicious veggie packed dinner high in fibre and loaded with flavour. The pesto is a great as a sauce, dip or spread for the next week. Kids will love getting involved making their own gnocchi into any shape or size.
Cook Time: 40 mins
Shelf life: Gnocchi - 2 days, Pesto - 7 days
2 Sweet Potatoes
2 Cups wholemeal spelt flour
1/3 Cup Pine nuts
1 Garlic Clove
1 Cup Basil
1 Cup Kale
1/3 Cup Olive Oil
Squeeze of Lemon
1/2 Cup Parmesan Cheese (optional)
Boil sweet potatoes and broccoli, then wait to cool. Leave broccoli to one side.
Get the kids to mash them up in a big mixing bowl.
Crack in 2 eggs and add the almond meal. Once combined, ask the kids again to mix all the ingredients together with their fingers and form little balls to become the gnocchi (think rustic) or to refine, use a fork on one side of the ball to flatten.
Bake in the oven at 180 degrees for 20 mins on a tray.
Roast garlic and pine nuts on a tray until golden brown (careful not to burn).
Combine oil, basil, kale, broccoli, lemon, garlic and pine nuts (optional parmesan) in a food. processor and blend until a paste.
Place baked gnocchi on a plate and spoon over pesto.
Sweet Potato – High in vitamin A which is essential for growth and development.
Kale – A natural source of calcium for strong bones.
Broccoli - A great source of folate which helps the production of healthy red blood cells.
Bill of Health Bio
Bill of Health is all about real food, realistic goals and keeping it simple. Scientifically-backed nutritional advice to help others feel good through food is at the heart of the business. Billy is a qualified Nutrition and Health Coach. She has a Masters of Communications, an Advanced Certificate in Human Nutrition and is completing a Bachelor of Nutritional Science. Her work with My Organic School is all about replacing the humble sandwich with some organic, delicious, nutritious and kid friendly dinner to lunch box meals. Easy recipes, cutting school lunch prep time in half and getting kids involved and inspired.
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