Smaller than its fresh and frozen counterparts, dried tortellini is the perfect size for kids.
Salmon is one of the few foods rich in vitamin D, a nutrient that seven in ten kids fall short on. Fortunately, shelf-stable salmon, canned or in pouches, has as much D (and heart-healthy omega-3s) as the fresh kind.
Panko bread crumbs make this dish feel special. If you don't have them, make your own by cutting whole-wheat bread into strips and shredding it in your food processor; regular bread crumbs just don't work as well as a topping.
Bring this dish to the table unassembled and let the kids put together their own sandwich.
Originally published in the January 2013 issue of Parents magazine.