April Themed Snacks
Rainbow Pasta Salad for Kids
As part of our April theme: April Showers, we did a rainbow themed snack. In an earlier post I showed how I dyed pasta noodles for our sensory bin, at that time I set aside some of the pasta to freeze and some to use for snack.
The steps to dying pasta are very simple
– Cook your pasta noodles
– Portion your noodles out into ziplock bags
– Add food colouring drops
– Seal and shake your bags to distribute dye
From there you can summon your inner foodie and add whatever ingredients your heart desires. I was making this salad for kids so I added small bite sized chopped vegetables and kept the dressing simple. For an adult crowd you might want to add a bit of a stronger flavour perhaps cilantro (coriander for my in-laws), pepper, chilli flakes for example.
Kid’s Rainbow Pasta Salad ingredients:
– Rainbow coloured pasta noodles al dente
– finely chopped carrots
– chopped kale
– chopped tomato
– chopped cucumber
– olive oil & balsamic vinegar
The little I served this too said the noodles were delicious but he wasn’t really into the sauce. I think in the future I might add a kid approved salad dressing such as the ever popular ranch dressing. What do you think moms and caregivers out there?