This bolognese sauce is full of goodness and flavour and a firm family favourite in most households.   Healthy kids can enjoy this on their morning gluten-free toast for a protein-rich breakfast to keep them full or serve over mashed vegies or vegetable spaghetti for lunch or dinner.

How Zucchini Benefits Healthy Kids

Zucchini, also known as courgette, is a type of summer squash and although zucchini is often treated as a vegetable, it’s botanically classified as a fruit. Like other fruits, its wide array of nutrients to benefit your child’s health and wellbeing.

Zucchini is packed with nutrients including a range of vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants which protects cells from free radical damage. Another important benefit of zucchini is it promotes healthy gut health because it contains both soluble and non soluble fibre. This helps lower the risk of your child becoming constipated. Another benefit of soluble fire is it acts as a source of nourishment to feed the friendly bacteria living deep within your child’s gastrointestinal tract.



Fibre-Rich Bolognese Sauce


Kids Nutritionist - Recipe

Our best ever spaghetti bolognese is super easy and a true Italian classic your kids will love. This pasta bolognese recipe is sure to become a family favourite.



  1. Heat oil in large pan and add the onion and leek. Sauté until translucent and add the remaining grated vegetables and garlic.  Sauté for another 10 minutes or until soft.
  2. Meanwhile, in a big saucepan brown the beef, breaking it up with a wooden spoon.  When cooked, add the canned tomato and beans to the meat and stir through.
  3. Add the tomato mix to the meat and combine together in one pot.  Add the vegetable stock and bring to the boil, turn down the heat and simmer for at least 40 minutes until the sauce has thickened.
  4. If you want to completely hide the vegetables and beans, use a stick blender to breakdown the beans while it’s still in the pot.  Season with salt and pepper.
Nutrition Facts

Servings 4

Keywords: fibre rich bolognese sauce, bolognese sauce, veggie bolognese sauce

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Fiona Stock

Paediatric Naturopath & Nutritionist

Fiona Stock

Melbourne Naturopath 

Fiona Stock is a respected Paediatric Naturopath & Children’s Nutritionist with a career spanning over 25 years. Armed with an abundance of experience and a true desire to transform your child’s health, she’ll listen closely to understand the underlying causes of their troubling condition.

Fiona gets to the heart of your child’s presenting symptoms by deciphering what their body is trying to tell you. She will suggest simple and specific changes as well as herbal or nutritional medicine where required to nurture and restore your child, so they can enjoy the good health they deserve.

If you’ve tried everything and are yet to find solutions to your child’s health challenges – this could well be the path to take.

Fiona, The Children's Naturopath is skilled at getting to the heart of childhood health challenges – helping to initiate lasting change. 

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Fiona is a Naturopath in Melbourne based in St.Kilda

She provides face-to-face appointments to families in Melbourne as well as phone consultations to families in rural Victoria, interstate and internationally.

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