Penne pasta with salmon

You don’t eat fish? Eat pasta!

Penne pasta with salmon – Perfect for kids !

INGREDIENTS:

“Penne” pasta 1 packet

300 gr smoked salmon

200 gr Greek spread cheese “Katiki Domokos

5 spring onions, chopped

½ bouquet of fresh dill, washed and hand-cut

Extra Virgin Olive Oil (EVOO)

Salt & Pepper

* Dear parents, when preparing this recipe for your kids,

   if the aroma overwhelms you and you wish to…keep it to yourself,

   you can add two extra “grown ups” ingredients:

1 tbsp of salmon eggs

1 Vodka shot

 HOW TO:

Follow the packet instructions to boil the pasta (we want it al dente).

Drain but don’t discard the water. We’ll use some of it later.

In a non-stick frying pan, pour 2 tbsp of olive oil and sauté the onions for 3-4 min.

(for the grown ups recipe: here you can extinguish with the Vodka.)

Add the fresh dill.

Pour in the “Katiki” cheese and blend well.

Add the pasta into the pan with 2-3 tbsp of the water in which you boiled the pasta.

Turn the heat off and add the smoked salmon. Turn with the spoon once or twice and serve into the dish. Sprinkle with freshly ground pepper and some fresh dill.

(for the grown ups recipe: add a tbsp of salmon eggs for decoration on top of the penne).

                         

   EXTRA TIP 1:

   Storage some of the water in which you boiled the pasta in your refrigerator.

   If you have leftovers, pour some of  the water into the pan to reheat your pasta.

   This way, your dish will be creamy once again.

                                    EXTRA TIP 2:

                                    Do you want to gain more vitamins from this dish? Instead of the classic, white pasta,

                                    you can use the green, spinach-made spaghetti.

                                       

                        

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Seven steps to a happy, healthy kid.

WHETHER YOU COOK OR BUY YOUR KID’S LUNCH, ALWAYS REMEMBER:

1) SAY “YES” TO FRUITS & VEGETABLES

Fruits and vegetables are like hitting

the jackpot when it comes to nutrition.

They make your plate more colorful and they’re packed with vitamins and fiber.

 

2) WHAT ARE THE FACTS BEHIND FAT?

Kids need some fat in their diets to stay healthy.

Some of the best low-fat foods are fresh or dried fruits,

vegetables, and skim and low-fat milk.

 

3) INVITE WHOLE GRAINS IN YOUR LIFE.

“Grains” include breads, cereals, rice, and pasta.

 

 

4) BALANCE YOUR KID’S LUNCH!

A double order of French fries would not make for a balanced lunch.

Why don’t you try to mix some grains, some fruits, some vegetables, some meat or protein foods

and last but not least, some dairy foods such as milk and cheese?

 

5) AVOID TOO MANY PACKAGED SNACKS!

Many schools make salty snacks, candy, and soda available in the cafeteria or in vending machines.

It’s OK to have these foods once in a while, but they shouldn’t be on your lunch menu.

 

6) MIX IT UP!

Do you eat the same lunch every day?

Even the hamburger becomes tedious if it is served everyday, five times a day!!

 

 

7) DRINK TOO!

It’s not just about what you eat — drinks count, too!

Milk has been a favorite lunchtime drink for a long time.

If you don’t like milk, choose water or a fresh juice.

New category: “RECIPES FOR KIDS”

DO YOU FEEL THAT YOUR KIDS HAVE A FOOD ISSUE?

Do they eat little and only French fries with shakes? Do they refuse to try new flavors? Maybe it’s time to venture new recipes, easy cooking meals that your kids are going to love.

That is why I created a new category in my blog named: “RECIPES FOR KIDS”.

With a little effort and a lot of faith I believe that my recipes will help our “picky” little fellows to find joy in their plates. Good luck!

Children need a balanced diet, enriched with vitamins and minerals to fulfil their body’s needs for a healthy growing up.

The Greek diet is characterized by higher intakes of plant foods and fish, moderate intake of wine and lower intake of animal products.

Most frequently consumed items in this winning diet included garlic, watermelon, steamed fish and boiled chicken.

The Greek diet is a rich source of antioxidants, mono-unsaturated fats, omega-3 fatty acids, fibre, and relatively low in saturated fats.

Antioxidants help reduce oxidative damage to the body caused by free radicals, mono-unsaturated fats help to lower cholesterol and omega-3s are believed to help protect the heart.

Fibre can help lowering cholesterol, blood pressure and other cardiovascular risk factors.

The art of traditional Greek cooking is to take a fresh ingredient and do the least possible to it. Refined and processed foods don’t have a place in the mediterranean diet as they don’t help a healthy heart.

If we must choose just one key-ingredient for the Greek diet, that would be the GREEK OLIVE OIL.

Olive oil is one of the “healthy” fats. It’s a monounsaturated fat. This type of fat can actually lower the LDL (“bad”) cholesterol, and in 2004, the FDA recognized that replacing other fats with olive oil can help reduce heart disease risk.

Greek Food Diet can cut your risk of heart disease, high blood pressure and cancer by 25%!

Follow my next post to find out seven (7) steps to a happy, healthy kid….