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Spaghetti Squash & {Feeding Toddlers with Confidence}

Thursday, May 29, 2014

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By using spaghetti squash instead of noodles, you will be serving your family a healthy dose of vitamins, nutrients and fiber. Simply steam the squash and serve the spaghetti squash {noodles} with the pasta sauce of your choice.

Eggplant Parmesan Lasagna

Saturday, February 22, 2014


For round two of the Ragú “New Tra-Dish” project, I have transformed eggplant parmesan into a low-carb, vegetarian lasagna. This eggplant parmesan lasagna may be hands down my favorite way to eat eggplant and I can honestly say that I do not miss the noodles.

Turkey Meatball Sandwich

Sunday, March 4, 2012


One of our favorite meatball meals has become a simple sandwich: meatballs smothered in spaghetti sauce and provolone cheese and sandwiched between a lightly toasted hoagie roll. It's easy, comforting, healthy and family-friendly.

Chicken Parmigiana Lettuce Wraps

Thursday, March 24, 2011


Inspired by the lettuce wraps at Asian-fusion restaurants such as P.F. Chang's, this Italian rendition is satisfying and light and makes a perfect lunch, appetizer or light dinner. It is also a great way to turn leftover chicken parmigiana into a new meal, combining the main course chicken dish and the salad all into one.

Chicken and Eggplant Parmesan Lettuce Wraps

Wednesday, August 25, 2010


This rendition of a chicken and eggplant Parmesan sandwich is satisfying and light, a perfect summer meal. Wrap the chicken and eggplant in large lettuce leaves for a main course or in smaller leaves for an appetizer.

Chicken and Eggplant Parmesan Sandwich

Wednesday, August 25, 2010


Eggplant parmigiana is a great way to get your family to eat eggplant because by dredging it in egg and flour, it becomes soft and tender and the flavor mellows out. In this rendition of eggplant parmesan, I have combined chicken and eggplant parmesan strips into a sandwich. When mixed in with the chicken strips, your family may not even notice that eggplant is included.

Spaghetti with Stuffed Meatballs

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

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Your kids will be excited to find a treasure of cheese inside each meatball. Use different types of cheeses so that each meatball is a surprise.

Chicken Parmesan Sandwich

Wednesday, February 24, 2010


This is a simple meal but your kids won't even notice that they are eating tomatoes because the lycopene-packed fruits are perfectly disguised in this cheesy, saucy sandwich. And it's a great way to use the yummy breaded chicken from our Chicken Parmigiana either as a leftover sandwich or as the primary meal.

Marinara Sauce

Tuesday, December 29, 2009


Make a large batch of this pasta sauce and freeze smaller portions for future dinners. Blend the sauce until it is smooth and your kids won't even realize they are eating loads of nutrient-packed tomatoes and other veggies!

Chicken Parmigiana

Tuesday, December 29, 2009


This meal is quick and easy to prepare and it's a great way to get your family to eat tomatoes. If you make your own marinara sauce, add other veggies such as zucchini and blend the sauce until it is smooth to load it with even more nutrients.

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