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Simple Roasted Tomatoes

Claire Wright

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Serves: 4

Prep time: 5 mins

Cook time: 20 mins

Ingredients:

1 punnet of cherry tomatoes

a little oil (about 1 tbsp)

small pinch of salt

Fresh or dried herbs (optional)

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Preheat oven to 190C/gas 5. Rinse the cherry tomatoes, then toss with oil and salt (and dried herbs, if using). Lay out in a roasting tray or baking tray and roast until soft, deep red and bursting (about 20 mins). Add fresh herbs after roasting if you are using them.

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 tomatoes, toss them with the oil and salt and lay out on the tray.

Master these skills:

Washing hands,  Cleaning vegetables,  Tasting,  Mixing
Activities

Activities

We have loads of fun tomato-themed activities to engage kids with! Try making a tomato veg crowntomato facemask or tomato – cutout ‘n’ colour page. Or if your kid loves puzzles and games, try totally blitzedevil inside, or squash ’em.

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

Sensory

Sensory

Keep a few of the cherry tomatoes from this recipe back, and spend the time while the tray of them is roasting exploring them with your child. What do they look like? What does it remind them of? What about when you cut one 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 tomatoes, 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 tomatoes” on it? Or perhaps they simply want to help you serve the tomatoes up in a bowl and bring it over to the table to show off their work.

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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