Don’t you just love a traditional family dinner, something that you know everyone will love and will be greeted by a cheer when you place the plate in front of the children. For us, this dinner is a homemade Lasagna.
Mince beef is such an affordable, healthy, and very versatile meat of choice. We often make up a double batch of mince so we can use it for Lasagna, and a tasty spaghetti Bolognese. I was challenged by the Meat Advisory Panel at Tesco to take part and create a delicious recipe that all the family would love, but it must include either beef, pork or lamb.
Red meat has been in the spotlight recently, with some misleading negative views. I am joining in with The Meat Advisory Panel, an independent group of health and nutrition experts, who are partnering up with BritMums to promote read meat in the diets of children. Lean red meat is recommended by experts and that it is included in children’s diet from weaning onwards. It provides important nutrients including iron, zinc, B vitamins, selenium and potassium.
Dr Emma Derbyshire, a public health nutritionist and mother, says:
“Including a small portion of red meat in the diet a few times a week after weaning can help to bridge nutrient gaps and so help to maintain good health through childhood and beyond.”
OK Lasagna is a pretty family basic meal, but it’s my kids favourite. I can guarantee that all kids will love it, and that it will all be eaten. Also it is a great meal to be able to pop some grated up veggies in too. Mushrooms, carrots and spinach work well mixed into the mince, and if your kids are fussy they can’t tell they are in there!
I was sent a voucher from Tesco to purchase all the items for this, and as you can see they are all pretty basic food cupboard items.
Hope you love the recipe, please do let me know if you try it, and what you thought of it. Also if you have any other ideas on different veggies to pop in the mince too.
*I was sent a voucher to purchase the ingredients for this post. “This post is an entry for the BritMums #HealthyRedMeat, sponsored by the Meat Advisory Panel.”