Pasta bolognese has become a staple in the family diet and is usually made with beef. This version is particularly bariatric friendly because it uses high protein and low saturated fat turkey mince and is just as flavoursome. Serve with spaghetti and grated Parmesan cheese if liked. Suitable for soft foods stage if puréed.
Fry Light low-fat cooking spray
1 large onion, finely chopped
500 g turkey mince
1 cloves garlic, peeled and crushed
2 carrots, peeled and diced
400 g can chopped tomatoes in juice
2 tbsp tomato puree
200 ml water
1/2 tsp dried oregano
1 tbsp Worcestershire sauce (optional)
salt and freshly ground black pepper
1. Spray a large non-stick pan with Fry Light. Add the onion and cook over a gentle heat for 2-3 minutes to soften.
2. Increase the heat, add the turkey mince and cook for 1-2 minutes, stirring and breaking up any lumps.
3. Add the garlic, carrots, tomatoes, tomato puree, water, oregano, Worcestershire sauce, if used, and salt and pepper to taste. Bring to the boil, reduce the heat, cover and simmer for 45-50 minutes, until cooked and tender.
4. Serve hot with freshly cooked spaghetti and lightly dusted with Parmesan cheese if liked.
WLS PORTION: 1/2
* suitable for freezing
Protein: 32.3 g
Fat: 9.4 g
Image courtesy of ilovebritishturkey.co.uk