A lunchbox-sized sweet and tangy fruit pasta salad
I am on the quest for healthy lunches that my kids will eat. Princess likes fruit and pasta, so I came up with this recipe.
Grate about 1/2 tsp of lemon peel. Add about 1/2 tablespoon of fresh lemon juice. Stir these together. (You can lessen these amounts to make it a little less tart.)
Cut about 1/3 of an apple into small pieces. Stir the lemon mixture and the apples together well, to prevent browning. Add in 1/2 tablespoon of honey. Mix well.
Add the contents of a mini box of raisins and some cubed cheddar cheese. Use portions that fit your child’s taste. Stir well. Add a little more honey to the mixture and stir well (again, add to your child’s taste).
Add in about 1/2 a cup of mini pasta wheels. Stir the entire mixture well. Taste it and add further lemon juice or honey as desired. Be careful to not make the mixture too juicy though.
This makes enough to fill a small lunchbox-sized container. I made mine the morning I was packing the lunch. I’m not sure how well it would last overnight.
I think other fruits would work well in this salad also. I might try adding some carrots or other vegetable next time. I thought it was pretty tasty!
**Remember not to feed honey to infants under the age of 12 months.