5 Healthier Pasta Recipes
A family-friendly take on a Spanish favorite, this dish relies on shrimp and veggies to bulk up the orzo. Double the amount of corn if your kid doesn't like peas -- or vice versa.
Sausage & White Bean Orecchiette
Have you heard? Protein-packed beans mix well with ear-shaped pasta. If you're following a diet low in saturated fat, use turkey or chicken sausage to make the dish.
Paella Pasta Bake
Fettuccine With Meatballs
The protein-rich meatballs will help fill your kids up.
How to Raise Nutrition-Savvy Kids
Healthy eating is the foundation of a healthy life. Here is how you can help your kids be smart about nutrition.
On Top of Spaghetti
... put bacon, spinach, and protein-rich chickpeas! If your kid snubs spinach, try making the dish with broccoli instead.
Mac 'n' Cheese Ratatouille Bake
Baked Ratatouille Casserole
Watch the classic Disney flick first, then watch your kids gobble up the eggplant in this dish.
Originally published in the December 2014 issue of Parents magazine.