- PART TWO -


Portable Pasta Ideas


Ready to add a bit of flair to the standard picnic and potluck fare? We've got you covered. We'll also throw in a few palate-pleasing ideas for your own personal lunch repertoire.

BY VICKI MARTINEZ


 
 

 

- PART TWO -


Portable Pasta Ideas


Ready to add a bit of flair to the standard picnic and potluck fare? We've got you covered. We'll also throw in a few palate-pleasing ideas for your own personal lunch repertoire.

BY VICKI MARTINEZ


Perfect for Packing

Watch how quickly PB&J takes a backseat after you pack some pasta in your kid's lunchbox. For a place to start, try these simple, healthy and fun portable pasta recipes.


Portable pasta checks the boxes for everything important to parents and kids alike.

  • Simple to make
  • Easy to pack and transport
  • Economical: one batch can provide lunches for the entire family
  • Healthy: adding veggies and a protein provides a daily dose of the important nutrients, including healthy carbs
  • Fun to eat: fusilli, rotini, bowties (aka farfalle), shells, or mini wheels; fun shapes equal fun food
  • Versatile: see above (and below)

Perfect for Packing


Watch how quickly PB&J takes a backseat after you pack some pasta in your kid's lunchbox. For a place to start, try these simple, healthy and fun portable pasta recipes.


Portable pasta checks the boxes for everything important to parents and kids alike.

  • Simple to make
  • Easy to pack and transport
  • Economical: one batch can provide lunches for the entire family
  • Healthy: adding veggies and a protein provides a daily dose of the important nutrients, including healthy carbs
  • Fun to eat: fusilli, rotini, bowties (aka farfalle), shells, or mini wheels; fun shapes equal fun food
  • Versatile: see above (and below)

Fun Finger Foods

Not only can you whip up a batch of these bite-sized pasta balls the night before, but they are as portable as donut holes (and a lot healthier).



Fun Finger Foods


Not only can you whip up a batch of these bite-sized pasta balls the night before, but they are as portable as donut holes (and a lot healthier).



Make Mine a Muffin

Pack them in a lunch box or make a big batch as an easy grab-and-go breakfast as the kids run to catch the bus or a fun and tasty snack as they race off to their after-school activities. Bonus: a great way to repurpose leftover spaghetti from last night's dinner.



Make Mine a Muffin


Pack them in a lunch box or make a big batch as an easy grab-and-go breakfast as the kids run to catch the bus or a fun and tasty snack as they race off to their after-school activities. Bonus: a great way to repurpose leftover spaghetti from last night's dinner.



Mason Jar Magic

These creative and delicious pasta recipes are perfect and portable, by design. And what kid doesn’t want to shake up their lunch before eating?



Mason Jar Magic

These creative and delicious pasta recipes are perfect and portable, by design. And what kid doesn’t want to shake up their lunch before eating?



 

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