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Simple Sautéed Peppers

Claire Wright

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Peppers
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Serves: 4

Prep time: 10 mins

Cook time: 10 mins

Ingredients:

3-4 peppers, de-seeded and thinly sliced

a little oil (about 1-2 tbsp)

a small pinch of salt and some dried herbs or spices of choice (optional)

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Heat the oil in a frying pan. Fry the sliced peppers over a low-medium heat, stirring occasionally, until softened to your liking (stop at 5-10 mins for crunchier peppers, or keep going 15 or even 20 mins for soft ones). Season with a little salt and/or dried herbs or spices to your liking.

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

Get kids washing the peppers and tearing them in half or even into chunks with you – they can easily do this with their hands. Older kids could help you slice them more neatly, or you can just slice the chunks they tear if they look a little bit big.

Master these skills:

Washing hands,  Cleaning vegetables,  Tasting
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

Why not ask your child to design a pretty menu for the sautéed pepper side, or even for the whole meal? Give them some paper and pens/pencils/crayons/paints/collage materials and see what they can come up with! 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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