Hormones are kicking in, they have growth spurts and they might have bad skin.
They will be drawn to fast food when they are out with their friends.
Not a lot we can do about that BUT here is a quick and easy recipe you can cook for a family meal. It ticks all the boxes for food they should be eating and its good for you too, bonus!
Savoy Cabbage Pasta
2 shallots, finely sliced 400 g savoy cabbage, shredded 2 carrots, peeled and diced 2 leeks, washed and cut into thin slices 2 teaspoons rapeseed oil 2 bay leaves 1 x 400 g tin cannelini beans,drained 250g soya beans 500 ml vegetable stock 300 g wholewheat fusilli 80g cottage cheese 20 g parmesan cheese, finely grated 4 tbsp fresh basil
Put a large saucepan on a medium-high heat with 2 teaspoons of oil. Stir in theshallots then the cabbage, carrots, leeks and bay leaves. Add a good splash ofwater, cover, reduce the heat and cook for 15 minutes, or until softened,stirring occasionally.
Add both types of beans. Pour in the stock, bring to the boil, then simmer for15 minutes.
Meanwhile cook the pasta in a large pan of boiling water. Once cooked (check the packet for cooking time) drain and add to the vegetables.
Stir in the cottage cheese and season to taste with salt and pepper.
Serve each bowl of pasta with a sprinkling of parmesan, freshly ground blackpepper and a sprinkling of basil.