This week as sisters we challenged ourselves not to eat any sweets. I’ve been trying so hard to fill up on vegetables and fruit so that I am not tempted to eat those extra cadbury eggs I stuck in the freezer.
This fun twist on a normal pasta salad is the perfect way to get some of those vegetables into your body, and enjoy them. Feel free to add in your favorite vegetables that we might have left out.
This is a great way to sneak veggies into your kids diets. If you have veggie haters at your house, we just found the answer to your problem. This Roasted Veggie Pasta Salad, is the best way to eat vegetables.
make it a main dish:
We usually serve this Roasted Veggie Pasta Salad as a side dish, but you could easily serve it as a main dish. All you have to do is add a little protein, and your family’s tummies will be full in no time.
Here are our favorites to add to this:
- Diced Ham
- Shredded Chicken
- Grilled Chicken
- Ground Turkey
- Turkey Breast
Really any of your favorite meat would be yummy in this. Especially if it is grilled or roasted to perfection.
could i use any kind of noodle to make this recipe?
For this recipe, we used rotini pasta, but you could easily switch it up and use any pasta you have on hand, or one that your kids love.
We also like using:
- Bow Tie Pasta
Really any pasta you have on hand will work great, but we have found that the rotini is easiest for little eaters to stab or scoop with their fork.
watch how to make a similar side dish, here:
Looking for more pot luck salads and recipes? here are a few of our favorite:
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