3 healthy, family-friendly recipes

Fresh-food chef Paul Finkelstein shares healthy, easy recipes that will have the kids running to the table when you say, ‘Time for dinner!’

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Farfalle with Peas and Mint

Farfalle with Peas and Mint

Peas are a good source of fibre, as well as vitamins A and C. Can’t find fresh mint? Fresh basil will also work well in this pasta recipe. If you want to add a nutty flavour to the dish-as well as protein-toast some pine nuts or chopped almonds and throw them in as well.

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chicken soup

Chicken & Vegetable soup

Homemade vegetable stock is a perfect base in soups and sauces. To make it: Throw any vege­tables you like into a large pot and add water to cover them by a couple of inches. Add a bay leaf and a sprig of thyme; simmer for an hour, then strain. Stock can be frozen for up to a year.

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Peppers stuffed with Turkey, Cheese and Rice

This recipe calls for two peppers, which make four stuffed halves; kids might want one half, adults might want two-so double this recipe if needed. For a different flavour, try quinoa instead of rice. Or substitute ground chicken for the turkey, or feta cheese for mozzarella or Asiago.

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