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Simple Roasted Peppers

Claire Wright

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Serves: 4

Prep time: 5 mins

Cook time: 25 mins

Ingredients:

3-4 peppers, halved and de-seeded

a little oil (about 1 tbsp)

small pinch of salt

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Method:

Preheat oven to 190C/gas 5. Rinse the peppers, tear or chop in half or chop roughly into chunks, then toss with oil and salt. Lay out in a roasting tray or baking tray and roast until softened and starting to brown (about 25-30 mins).

Engaging Kids

Engaging Kids

Kids who engage regularly with veg through veg-themed activities, such as arts and crafts, sensory experiences, growing and cooking are shown to be more likely to eat the veg they engage with. Encouraging kids to engage and play with veg is the handy first step to them developing a good relationship with veg and life-long healthy eating.

Kids in the kitchen

Kids in the kitchen

Kids can really own this recipe – let them wash the peppers, toss them with the oil and salt and lay out on the tray. Older kids could try chopping the halved de-seeded peppers into rough chunks with your help.

Master these skills:

Cleaning vegetables,  Tasting,  Mixing,  Bridge chopping
Activities

Activities

Why not try making a pepper face mask a cut-out and colour pepper, or veg crown?

Or grab some of our free games & puzzles with peppers like our Shaun the Sheep – Amazing Pepper Chase (or our other Shaun-themed pepper activities), our Chop Chop pepper game or our Spot the pepper game?

Find loads more free pepper-themed crafts here and games here.

Sensory

Sensory

Keep one extra pepper and spend the time while the tray of them is roasting exploring it with your child. What does it look like? What does it remind them of? What about when you cut it in half? What does it look like now? How does it feel? Find more ideas, videos and some simple sensory education session ideas to get you started here.

Serving

Serving

If your child has helped you make these peppers, make sure they take credit for it as the pride they will take in the dish will mean they are more likely to eat it. Can they design a menu that includes “their special peppers” on it? Or perhaps they simply want to help you serve the peppers up in a bowl and bring it over to the table to show off their work. We have more ideas for ways to include your child in serving here.

Claire Wright

Editor: After leaving Exeter University with a degree in English Literature, Claire worked in various fields ranging from youth work and charities to publishing, before starting up a food-focused website when her first child was born. After being asked to project manage the publication of Veg Power's Crowdfunder book, Claire came on board as a fully-fledged team member in 2018 to take on the role of Communications Manager, then Editor, looking after Veg Power's website, content, recipes and social media platforms.

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