Another quick and easy weekday dinner to share with you, gnocchi with a few ingredients and a creamy sauce. Gnocchi if you aren’t familiar with it are small potato dumplings traditionally made with mashed potato and flour. You could always make your own gnocchi and freeze them for a quick homemade meal mid- week or easy entertaining on weekends. We all need shortcuts in our lives from time to time so store bought are perfectly fine too.
One thing I’m big on is hidden preservatives in food. I try to avoid them like the plague. Sadly there is too many quick meal options targeted at us in the supermarkets that a filled with the stuff.
We have kind of been sucked into the ‘quick’ and thoughtless way of cooking that makes dinner an easy option. Grabbing a pre-packed jar or powder packets of sauces that we think are an easy option when we are pushed for time. But if we stop to look at the ingredients on the back you would be shell-shocked to see what’s actually in them numbers, artificial flavours, colours and additives that just aren’t necessary and actually quite harmful to us over time.
I really want parents to know out there that cooking good food doesn’t have to be hard or complicated. It is usually a few ingredients put together simply that takes not a lot of time at all.
I called this “The Real Deal” because it is just that REAL. Made with REAL ingredients and tastes fresh, light and tasty. Took me 35 mins to make from start to finish so if you ask me I’d rather feed my family this fresh old favourite than a jar full of who knows what any day of the week.
I added some veggies of course for extra nutrition but if you have fussy kids just leave them out or add some veggies they like.