Grayson decided he wanted pasta salad for his lunch today. The good thing about that is I can make up a big batch on Sunday and dish it out all week. To keep it from getting boring, I can add different protein items every day to change it up - tuna, beans, chicken, etc.
There are so many ways you can make pasta salad using different pastas, veggies, cheeses, meats, beans, etc. Here is the recipe for what I made this week:
-1 box whole wheat pasta shells
-1/2 of a large cucumber, sliced
-1 bag of sliced carrots (they were on sale and I was feeling lazy)
-1/2 bag of reduced fat cheese cubes
-Dressing - reduced fat mayonnaise, red wine vinegar, onion powder, salt, & pepper (all to taste, I don't measure)
If the salad gets dried out, I add a few splashes of vinegar before serving. Doesn't this seem like a simple and inexpensive meal the school system could provide?