Hello 2019! There’s no better way to get a resolution off on the right foot than quick, easy, and pleasing swaps to make mealtimes healthier, right? We’ve been doing our research on healthier swaps for traditional pasta, full of simple, nutrient-dense ingredients that our toddlers will eat just as happily as the real stuff. Here’s what earned a passing grade:
Tinkyada Brown Rice Spaghetti, $3.59: Totally worthy of your top secret meatball recipe, this is the closest we’ve found in flavor and texture to traditional spaghetti (read: even Dad loves it). Editor’s tip: use the “quick and energy saving” cooking method for al dente perfection.
Banza Chickpea Pasta, $22/6 pack: Loaded with protein and fiber and it probably comes in your little’s preferred shape. Because central to being a toddler is having a preferred shape of pasta, right?
Ancient Harvest POW! Red Lentil Rotini, $24.95/ 6 pack: Red lentils and Quinoa combine for a plant-powered and delicious combo. Try it in a healthier homemade mac and cheese.
Explore Foods Edamame Spaghetti, $25/6 pack: Protein, fiber, and iron abound in this mildly-flavored spaghetti. Toddler approved with just a drizzle of olive oil!