I’m in love with food. Good food. So I thought I might as well share some of the love!
Since finding out about our kids’ food allergies last winter, I’ve been on a mission to rid our home of those potentially dangerous foods and in the process have had my eyes opened to all the “not real” foods I had been feeding my family!
I’ve slowly been switching things up and I really feel like we’re on a better track to eating right around here. When it comes to meals though, sometimes cooking healthy doesn’t equal cooking quickly.
I don’t know about your kids but mine are not always so patient when they’re hungry and dinner is still 45 minutes out. I love my alone time in the kitchen cooking so I try and prep as much for a meal during naps as possible.
But there’s usually still the cooking right before we eat part that I have to endure with little hands mixed in. For me any meal that can be made ahead of time is a big plus!
I thought I’d share one of our families favorite recipes for summertime. It’s quick and easy and can be made way ahead of time! It also makes a great side dish and travels really well! What really makes this dish shine is the homemade dressing. Seriously, I haven’t purchased dressing from the grocery store since finding this recipe! Everyone loves it and my kids ask for it with this pasta at least once a week. It also makes an incredible marinade for grilled veggies or meats.
First, the dressing.
This will keep in the fridge for a couple of weeks. (But it never lasts more than a few days around here!)
For the salad you’ll need…
This makes a lot of salad but it keeps well in the fridge for a few days so you can also get several lunches from it as well! And with lunch box season right around the corner I’m always looking for quick ideas for busy mornings.