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ABC Pasta with Veggies and New Meal Plan

When I think of fun food, alphabet noodles is at the top of my list! How can you not love the idea of making little tiny letters out of pasta!  It’s easy to find Alphabet Soup packed with sodium and other things, (or even alphabet cereal full of sugar) but it’s just as easy to boil your own alphabet noodles and turn it into a veggie filled pasta dish! You can find plain, dry alphabet noodles where you buy all your other noodles, it’s just usually a top shelf type of product – usually found in a bag.

Fall is a perfect time to boil them and chop up any vegetables that you have leftover in your fridge. We enjoyed this with carrots, celery, cucumber, green pepper, tomatoes, and onion.  We added a little Italian Dressing (which we seem to eat a lot of- but you can make your own with this recipe).  The best thing about it is that it can be served cold, so you can always plan to make it ahead, and it’s a quick lunch or dinner whenever you need it!  (pasta recipe below)

And finally, our meal plan ideas for the week of Oct 15-19. Print it here for free, or login to get the full 7 days with shopping list and pictures.

  Breakfast Lunch Snack Dinner
Monday PB Toast with Bananas Turkey and Sprout Sandwich Apple Dessert Homemade Chicken and Artichoke Pizza
Tuesday Hard boiled Eggs with Oranges Leftover Pizza with Peas Almonds and Pears Teriyaki Beef and Broccoli
Wednesday Strawberry Peach Smoothie Peanut Butter, Banana, and Granola Wrap Sliced Peaches and Cottage Cheese Roasted Salmon and Sweet Potatoes
Thursday Baked Bean Omelet Turkey Veggie Pockets Yogurt Dip with Apples Fall Veggie Mac and Cheese
Friday Blueberry Oatmeal and Crushed Almonds Turkey Rolls with Apple Salad Cucumbers and Hummus Grilled Stuffed Zucchini

ABC Pasta with Veggies and New Meal Plan

Ingredients
  • 4 oz – pasta, shapes
  • 1/2 cup chopped – carrot
  • 1/2 cup chopped – celery
  • 1/4 cup, chopped – bell pepper, green
  • 1/4 cup, pared, chopped – Cucumber, Peeled
  • 1 medium whole (2-3/5" dia) – tomato, red
  • 1/8 cup, chopped – onion
  • 1/4 cup – Salad dressing, italian dressing, commercial, regular
  • 3 oz – Parmesan cheese
  1. Cook pasta until al dente. Rinse under cold water, and drain.
  2. Mix chopped carrots, celery, cucumber, green pepper, tomatoes, and onion together in large bowl.
  3. Combine cooled pasta and vegetables together in large bowl.
  4. Pour Italian dressing over mixture, add Parmesan cheese and mix well.
  5. Chill before serving.
Yum

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barbara evans

hi I wonder if you can me some ideas for the children and parents at school to have a healthy lunch we are in a deprived area so it has to be on a very low budget but very healthy thank you

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