I am always on the hunt for great lunches for my kids. Yes, they can just eat a turkey and provolone on wheat. I guess, sometimes I like something a little different and so do they!
At lunch I like to hit all of the food groups in a small dish. I purposely bought 8 ounce containers JUST to prevent me from over eating at lunch. I never could have predicted that this would be on e of my kids favorite lunches of ALL time!
This is so easy your kids can make it with you. I have found that when my kids help me make a meal they are more apt to eat it. I want them to eat what I have made…not trade it ????
1 pound of cooked linguine, al dente
3/4 C peanut butter
1/2 C low salt soy sauce (I used Tamari)
2/3 hot water
2 TB minced or grated fresh ginger. Use fresh…it is probably going to cost you 50 cents.
2 cloves garlic, finely minced
1 Tb toasted sesame oil
1 TB honey
3 TB white rice OR wine vinegar
1 C diced: apple, yellow pepper, sliced green onion, chopped peanut, chopped cilantro
Add all ingredients to a large bowl and whisk until smooth. Add cooked pasta. Toss and garnish as desired.
This is perfect as a school lunch. Topped with diced carrots, apples, cilantro, lime or chopped peanuts this is a very filling and satisfying lunch or side dish!
This post can also be seen over at : Cooking With Mel: Kid Friendly Friday’s