Eating healthy meals can be a huge challenge for a lot of families. Nutritious meals require planning and follow through. Let’s face it…at the end of a busy day, something from a microwave or drive-thru is a lot easier than following through on nutritious planning.
I came across this recipe while searching for healthy options to demonstrate at my Pampered Chef parties. I tweaked it a bit to maximize the veggie intake. Luckily, the kids don’t even notice that there is not even one real pasta noodle in this dish.
Like many moms out there, I struggle to get my kids to eat their vegetables. After enjoying this recipe for the past 2 years, The Munchkins have only recently discovered that the “green noodles” were actually zucchini. Munchkin #1 barely noticed he was inhaling a veggie-based meal until he was almost done. Neither of them seemed to miss the processed ingredients.
And while Munchkin #2 needed a bit more convincing to finish her dinner, she eventually gave it an eventual thumbs up. That’s more of a win than I could ever hope for. It’s one my favorite kid-friendly recipes…just tell them they’re eating “special green noodles” and they’ll be slurping up their zoodles in no time!