June 7, 2012

Kids Favorite Pasta Salad

June 7, 2012

Our next summer recipe comes from Bess Blanco a family Health Coach and author of The Intentional Life.  The Intentional Lifestyle is a website dedicated to helping others become healthy and whole in their lives.  Bess focuses on being mindful of what you eat and maintaining an active lifestyle.  I encourage all of you to go and check out the site.  You can also connect with Bess on Facebook and Twitter.

Bess has chosen to share a great children’s recipe with us.

Kids Favorite Pasta Salad

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Ingredients:

  • 2 cups cooked whole wheat pasta
  • 1 small apple, cored and chopped
  • ½ of a cucumber, seeded and chopped
  • ¼ cup chopped pecans
  • ¼ cup regular or golden raisins
  • 2 Tbs. olive oil
  • ¼ tsp. salt
  • 1/8 tsp. ground black pepper
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • 1 Tbs. chopped fresh parsley (optional)

Make it:
In a large bowl, combine pasta, apple, cucumber, pecans, raisins, olive oil, salt, and pepper. Squeeze on lemon juice. Cover and let pasta salad chill until serving time. Stir in parsley, if desired. Makes 6 cups.

What about your family?  Do you enjoy more fresh n’ healthy choices like this one during this time of year?  Share your favorite recipe for an easy, kid-friendly dish, and we’ll feature it HERE on our blog!  We’d love to see your healthy ideas on our Facebook community page, Intentionally Healthy, anytime!  Our passion here at The Intentional Lifestyle is to provide only the best ideas for the busy family to eat and live healthy.


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