This recipe is so simple that kids can really get involved and take ownership of the meal-prep. Kids can help chop vegetables, prepare the pasta, and measure out the seasoning.
While your kids are helping out, you can also pause to discuss which FOOD GROUP each ingredient belongs to and share some fun facts about this meal's featured ingredient: BOW TIE PASTA.
🎀Bow Tie Pasta🎀
- Bow tie pasta are small pieces of pasta that are pinched at the center, thus resembling bow ties or little butterflies.
- Bow tie pasta is also referred to as Farfalle (Italian for "butterflies").
- Farfalle was first created in the 16th century in Lombardia and Emilia-Romagna part of Northern Italy.
- Bow Tie pasta is a good source of carbohydrates, which give our body energy.
Here are some creative ways for your kid to be your personal Sous Chef as you make our Bow Tie Pasta Salad. Simply hover over each image for details. Make sure your little dudes wash their hands before starting!
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To help out, kids can:
We're big fans of these Curious Chef kid-safe knives and Core Kitchen Grip Back Cutting Boards. And for cutting herbs, these Kitchen Shears are great for adults/older kids, and these Craft Scissors are great for lil' kiddos.
*Note: For toddlers especially, these tasks require adult supervision and/or assistance, as items may be sharp, hot or otherwise dangerous.