Sure, it’s easy to pop open a can of pasta, but this recipe is easy, too! Just cook the pasta, make the sauce and you’ve got a hit the whole family will enjoy. This recipe comes to us from Jodi Danen of Create Kids Club.
Cooking Tip of the Week: What’s in your tomato sauce? Many brands have added salt and sugar. To control the nutrition in your dish, read labels and look for low-sodium and no-added-sugar options.
Food for Thought: What in the world is this flaky food? It is called nutritional yeast and it packs a big nutrition punch. In just two tablespoons there is a whopping 6 grams of protein and 2 grams of fiber. Added bonuses include a ton of B vitamins and folic acid. Most brands also add Vitamin B 12, making it a great option for vegans who don’t get this vitamin from animal products.
Family Dinner Conversation Starter: What three things are you grateful to have in your life?
Adult: Boil pasta rings per box directions, drain and set aside.
Together: Add butter, tomato sauce, milk, honey, nutritional yeast, and spices to a medium sized sauce pan.
Adult: Bring to simmer.
Kid: Stir pasta into sauce.
Together: Serve immediately or put into thermos for lunch.
Calories 289, Calories from Fat 40, Total Fat 4g, Saturated Fat 2g, Cholesterol 8mg, Sodium 336mg, Potassium 137mg, Total Carbohydrates 55g, Dietary Fiber 5g, Sugars 14g, Protein 10g, Vitamin A 15%, Vitamin C 11%, Calcium 2%, Iron 22%