My kids love pasta! Something about fusilli or penne or even spaghetti gets them to eat without complaining. This simple vegetarian recipe for pasta salad is perfect for school lunches plus it contains a variety of healthy foods including veggies, whole grains and healthy fats.
According to research around the world, children who are raised on a variety of plant-based foods have a reduced risk of obesity. So while eating as healthy as possible seems like common sense, it is not always the easiest thing to instill in our kids. Hopefully this is one recipe that your family can use that is delicious and nutritious. Continue reading “Lunch Today: Pasta Salad with Creamy Avocado Dressing”
I love a good pasta salad. The typical version, loaded with mayonnaise, oils, and white pasta, isn’t usually the healthiest of meals. However, this healthy pasta salad uses yogurt, whole grain pasta, and tons of vegetables.
Recent studies have shown the benefits of fermented foods, like yogurt, on mood. But yogurt also has a positive impact on digestive health and the maintenance of a strong immune system. Plus fermentation may help to increase the nutritive value of foods by enhancing the body’s absorption of proteins, minerals, and vitamins, such as calcium and B vitamins.
The next time you are asked to bring something to a potluck, try this recipe! Continue reading “Dinner Tonight: Healthy Pasta Salad”