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10th Jan


Dress Up the Pasta Recipe

Dress Up the Pasta

Dietary Vegetarian
Meal type Main Dish
Misc Easy!, Fun Foods


  • whole wheat pasta (artichoke, quinoa good choices)
  • onions and garlic
  • peppers
  • spinach or zucchini
  • marinara sauce
  • broccoli


Kids like pasta. Your job is to make it a little more nutritious.  Here are some suggestions.


Use whole wheat (or artichoke, or quinoa) pasta.
Add chopped garlic, onion, peppers and zucchini or spinach to a store-bought organic marinara sauce. Heat thoroughly to cook veggies.
Saute broccoli with a little olive oil and garlic and place on top of pasta and sauce.

For fun - could be “trees on top of the mountain"!
For the really tough ones, the ones who like butter ONLY on their pasta, try this:

Put carrots (spinach or kale too if you are bold enough) in the food processor to create a vegetable puree, and add it to a little melted butter or olive oil. You can tell them this is the REAL bunny pasta.
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