Plant-Based Kids Recipes from Chef Charity

Princess pasta

Ninja Turtle or Princess Fettuccini 

Ingredients

  • 2 cups cashews (soaked overnight or in hot water for 1 hour) 
  • 4 cups non-dairy milk 
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 1/4 cup nutritional yeast 
  • 1/2 cup vegan parmesan
  • 1/4 cup parsley (reserve for last) 
  • 2 teaspoon fresh rosemary (minced) 
  • 1 tablespoon Italian seasoning
  • 3 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 tablespoon dried or 1 small bunch fresh basil
  • Pink Himalayan salt to taste
  • Black pepper to taste
  • For Ninja Turtle pasta: add 1/2 cup spinach and 1/2 cup raw kale
  • For pink princess pasta: add a small 2-3 inch steamed or roasted beet 

Instructions

  1. Toss all ingredients (except parsley) in a blender and blend until very smooth. I blend mine for a good 2-4 minutes on high. Taste and adjust seasoning. 
  2. Pour into a saucepan (on medium heat) continually stirring for a few minutes until sauce is heated through.
  3. Add parsley. 
  4. If Alfredo is too thick, adjust by adding more non-dairy milk.
  5. Serve with cooked pasta of your choice, or use as a pizza sauce. 

Invisible Noodle Bowls

Bowl Ingredients

  • Glass noodles (aka Sweet Potato starch Noodles)
  • Steamed Broccoli
  • Steamed Baby Bok Choy (chopped)
  • Raw Carrots (julienne) Raw Cucumber (julienne)
  • Cilantro (chopped)
  • Garnishes- Sesame Seeds, diced tofu, chopped spinach, kimchi or lime juice

Broth Ingredients

  • 4-5 cups Water
  • 1-inch Ginger (minced or grated)
  • 2 Garlic cloves (grated)
  • 1-2 Vegan Mushroom or Vegetable cube
  • 1 Tablespoon Coconut aminos
  • 1/2 tsp Smoked Salt (trust me on this)
  • Optional- Nori pieces, (Smoked) or traditional Tofu

Instructions

  1. Cook glass noodles according to the directions on the package, drain then rinse well in cool water.
  2. Toss in sesame oil or a neutral oil to prevent from sticking. I also take some kitchen shears and cut them because they are super long for kids.
  3. For the broth add water into a large pot on medium to high heat, add all ingredients and allow to simmer for a few minutes to allow flavors to meld.
  4. Place noodles and veggies in bowl then pour 1-2 ladles of broth over. I find kids like less broth and more noddles.
  5. Garnish with above or desired toppings.

Recipes courtesy of Chef Charity Morgan