Wednesday, 9 April 2014

Top 3 Pasta Recipes for Kids

Making or tempting your kids to eat something good and healthy is always a task. Kids want something interesting, innovative recipes each time. Since at this point of time they are developing their taste buds so it is important to make them eat everything which is healthy, nutritious and of course tasty too.

I have seen kids getting indulge in only chocolates, candies, chips and all kind of processed food which is not good or they simply enjoy junk foods because it’s tasty. However, a mother or a parent should hit the middle path i.e. a food which is not just healthy but tasty too. Here you can give them nice pasta recipes. Kids just love pasta whether its mac and cheese, baked pasta, pasta salads etc. and pasta are healthy too. Go for wheat pasta, add veggies and make it really scrumptious by adding the authentic Italian sauces into the recipe. Italian cuisines are famous for their minimalistic and subtle flavors and yet so delicious that you can enjoy each and every flavor of that dish. 

In today’s post, I will share 3 best pasta recipes for kids which are not just healthy but kids approved too. In fact these recipes are adults approved. In short, these are the best pasta recipes that you can make for dinner and win the heart of the family. 

So let’s begin cooking – 

Kids Approved Pasta Pie: Its yum, delicious and everyone’s favorite. This recipe is completely approved by many kids and the best part is it can be customized the way you want; it’s cheesy and creamy and melts in mouth. In fact, this pasta recipe is not just simple but you can easily use the leftovers too. One-skillet pan recipe and no-baking required even. It goes perfectly with elbow macaroni and you can use beefy sauce to enhance the taste. Add finely chopped assorted veggies; so that kids cannot make out what’s there inside. 
  • This recipe can serve up to 6 servings
  • Preparation Time: 10 minutes
  • Cooking Time: 30 minutes

Weeknight Spaghetti & Meatballs: Spaghetti and meatballs are one of the classic recipe and favorite of many. What you can do here is opt for wheat spaghetti and in the meatballs you can mix pureed peas or any other vegetable. Make a sauce which healthy and got fresh herbs and vegetables. Don’t make it spicy and increase the amount of tomatoes. Kids love tomatoes and it’s healthy too. Sprinkle parmesan cheese and enjoy this easy pasta recipe. 
  • This recipe can serve up to 6 servings
  • Preparation Time: 20 minutes
  • Cooking Time: 20 minutes

Spaghetti in Scallop and Marinara Sauce: Scallops are really good for health, they are rich in high protein. And marina sauce is famous for its flavor and aroma. The fresh herbs make it really delectable. If I talk about tomatoes; then they are beneficial for our body; as they are sweet, juicy, and delicious and contains vitamin C in it. It is also a good source of Vitamins A, C, K, folate and potassium. Note – If your kids don’t like scallop you can make this recipe with chicken breast pieces too cut into ½ inch chunks. Nevertheless, this recipe is tasty because of its tangy and sweet sauce. 
  • This recipe can serve up to 4 servings
  • Preparation Time: 10 minutes
  • Cooking Time: 20 minutes

I hope you will like these pasta recipe suggestions for your kids as well. If you have anything to share, such as your kids approved recipes like these pasta recipes please feel free to share with me and the viewers. I believe it’s actually beneficial for parents to share their kid’s favorite recipes so that everyone could have different recipes for their kids as well. At the end, enjoy and have fun with your kids and make them eat healthy and nutritious. Bon apetite!

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