Tag Archives: pasta salad

Pumped-Up Pasta Lunch

This school lunch comes together quickly on a rushed morning: Leftover whole grain pasta is mixed with jarred natural spaghetti sauce (look for no added sugars). I pumped up the sauce with some chopped spinach and frozen edamame (beans: protein) while heating it up on the stove. Apple chips (dehydrated apples), local peppers, baby carrots and local plums round out the lunch.

Pasta Salad Days!

This lunchbox features leftover cold pasta tossed with leftover roasted veggies and a little pesto sauce (but you could use any healthy salad dressing). If you’re looking for an easy pesto recipe, you can try my Popeye Pesto (in my cookbook, Real Food for Real Families at p. 74) or my Kale Pesto

roasted veggie penne

This is a great summertime salad that serves about 15, so it’s perfect for a big family barbeque or potluck pool party.  If you have some fresh herbs growing on your windowsill or deck this is the perfect last-minute recipe, as you could roast any veggies you happen to have on hand and it would … Continue reading roasted veggie penne