Recipe Source: Deliciously Healthy Family Meals
||2 C pasta salad
2 C dry whole-wheat rotini (spiral) pasta (8 oz)
1 C fresh or frozen snow peapods, sliced thinly on an angle (julienned)
½ C cucumber, peeled and diced
¼ C carrots, peeled and diced
1 can (8 oz) pineapple chunks in juice, diced; set aside ¼ C juice
½ C fat-free plain yogurt
1 Tbsp fresh chives, rinsed, dried, and chopped (or 1 tsp dried)
1 Tbsp fresh parsley, rinsed, dried, and chopped (or 1 tsp dried)
¼ tsp salt
¼ tsp ground black pepper
Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
In a 4-quart saucepan, bring 3 quarts of water to a boil over high heat. Add pasta, and cook until tender, about 8 minutes. Drain, cool, and set aside.
In the meantime, place peapods in a microwavable dish, add enough water to keep moist, and microwave for 1–2 minutes, or until warm.
Meanwhile, combine the remaining ingredients together in a separate bowl, and toss gently.
Add cooked pasta and peapods, and toss gently to coat the pasta.
Serve immediately, or refrigerate for later use.
This is a great recipe for older children to make themselves. Younger children can help peel the cucumber and carrots.
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