Berry, Berry Good One Pan Spaghetti Recipe for Kids
May 15, 2015
Let kids know that healthy fruits & veggies can be fun and tasty, too! Pick a familiar gardening vegetable, like tomatoes, that can provide healthy learning.
Use the activity below from our Berry, Berry Good booklet that can be adapted to suit any age level!
- Help kids hear the message that veggies are tasty!
- Let them see a familiar veggie like tomatoes.
- Let them do by tasting and making a tasty tomato sauce and spaghetti recipe.
- How often do you eat tomatoes?
- What veggies are in spaghetti sauce?
- How can spaghetti sauce be made with tomatoes from the garden?
- What other garden veggies could be added to spaghetti sauce?
Explain they will be making a spaghetti recipe with a “healthy extra” to taste.
Berry, Berry Good One Pan Spaghetti
1-15 oz. can carrots or freshly steamed carrot coins
1-26 oz. can spaghetti sauce
4 cups water
10 oz. package whole grain spaghetti
- Mash or puree carrots and liquid until smooth. Pour into a large saucepan.
- Add spaghetti sauce and water.
- Bring to a boil.
- Break spaghetti pieces into thirds. Add to pot.
- Simmer until spaghetti is tender, stirring often.
- Serve bite size tastes to kids on small plates with plastic forks.
***LInk to families at home: Copy and send the recipe with kids for home use.
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