My advise for the pasta lovers is to make your own pasta sauce at home, especially if you do it for kids. Try not to buy a ready-to-use one from grocery shop. And if you are in a hurry and just don;t have time enough ot prepare one, then buy an ecological one.
Advantages for the homemade sauce: better taste, much healthier, and a lot cheaper.
You don't need so much time or some chief skills to make it right, so don't panic.
Ingredients (for 3 persons - 1 adult and 2 children):
2 medium tomatoes
1 big carrot
1 medium onion
1 medium red sweet pepper
olive oil - 2-3 tablespoons
iodine free salt
Provensal Herbs - 1 tablespoon
Chop the vegetables into small pieces, with a knife. In this case, I advise you to grate the carrot. Or use the food processor to chop them all together, easy peasy :)
In a pan add the oil and the vegetables, stir with a spoon and let them cook with a lid over, 20-30 minutes. Add 2-3 tablespoons of water, if the mixture starts to be too dry, to avoid burning Add the salt and Provencal Herbs at the end.
When the mixture is done (that means the pieces of onion and carrot are soft), use a blender to obtain a creamy texture of the sauce.
If you have toddlers, you can add in this sauce (after blending the sauce in the blender) small pieces of chicken breast meat, just boiled before. If you have bigger kids, you can add a good quality ham (soy free), chopped.
Top this sauce over your favorite gluten free pasta. My kids love the fusilli shape.
If you are not dairy free, top it with some fresh grated parmesan.