I try really, really, really hard to feed my kids nutritious and delicious food. However, I am not perfect. I have been known to succumb to a box of Kraft Macaroni and Cheese and a can of Spaghettios in my time.
Then, last week at my son's school as I worked on a yearbook project interviewing three year olds about their likes and dislikes , I learned my sons favorite foods are, "bacon and meatballs." It was a proud moment! I would have guessed broccoli, my famous homemade pizza, or the air popped popcorn he eats by the barrel-full. But alas, it is bacon and meatballs.
On our way home that afternoon, we stopped at my very favorite European market, where the make their own mozzarella every morning, sell their secret recipe sauces, and offer imported delights I find hard to resist. I spied this bag of pasta and decided I would do my darndest to create a healthy version of Spaghettios and Meatballs for my son.
I used organic tomato sauce and paste and pureed the carrots myself. I also used bison meat, but use whatever you enjoy.
This made a lot. I froze the leftovers in a bunch of containers and am so happy to have them waiting for me when I need a quick and healthy meal for the kids that I know they will enjoy.