Friday, April 15, 2011

Quick and Easy

As I struggle try to make healthy changes in our house, finding a snack food that is healthy, easy, and enjoyable can be tough from time to time

However, Haley and my hubby man love pasta salad! I tried to make this snack (mini meal) as healthy as possible.

I chose to go with vegetable pasta. This Garden Delight pasta has a full serving of vegetables in a 4 oz. serving. Then I picked up an Italian dressing when I was at Trader Joes today.  I couldn’t fathom understand why people would really wanted to shop at Trader Joes but as I try to turn a new leaf I understand how important it is to live a more healthy lifestyle.

Haley tried the sundried tomatoes in her pasta salad at Trader Joes and loved it so I figured I would go ahead and splurge to add these to the recipe. Michael loves feta cheese and this was already seasoned – he said it is fabulous!

So here it is – the final product. One box of Garden Delight Pasta, One bottle of Tucson Italian Dressing from Trader Joes, One cut up cucumber, One bag of Sun Dried Tomatoes, and half a container of crumbled Feta Cheese from Trader Joes. Cook the pasta, drain, cool, and throw all the stuff in and shake it up!

It is THAT easy! And I have heard it is great! (You know I would never eat it! I am the pickiest eater ever and I can’t stand for my stuff to be mixed!


  1. Looks yummy. I also like the combination of apples and craisins in my pasta salad.

  2. I'd really like that, minus the Feta cheese. Feta cheese to me tastes like feet.

  3. Girl, that sounds delicious!! For real!! I haven't seen that veggie pasta yet! We usually use whole wheat, which has a good mix of fiber and protein, but I'd like to try that veggie kind. Thanks for showing it to me!

    I'm so jealous that you have a trader joes and you DON'T EVEN APPRECIATE IT!!! We're getting one at a city about 3 hours from here and I will totally make the drive just to visit it!

  4. That looks so good! I also try to feed my family healthy foods, and most of the time, I succeed, but it's so hard sometimes! They just "waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaant" chicken nuggets!

  5. This looks sooo yummy! I would totally eat that! ha!