Kids in the Kitchen: Wheels on the Bus

Recipe: Kids in the Kitchen: Wheels on the Bus

Wheel pasta always goes over big in my house! It makes for a great lunch that you can make with your kids the night before, using leftover pasta from dinner. The cannellini beans boost protein and fiber in the meal.





2 ounces dry wagon wheel (rotelle) pasta, cooked
1⁄2 cup canned cannellini beans, rinsed and drained
1⁄2 cup frozen peas and carrots, cooked
2 tablespoons sweet Vidalia onion dressing

1⁄2 cup plain nonfat Greek yogurt
1⁄4 cup fresh strawberry halves
1⁄4 cup fresh pineapple chunks

1 cup your child’s favorite cereal


Combine pasta, beans, carrots, and peas and toss with the dressing. Top yogurt with strawberries and pineapple and pack on the side along with the cereal separately.

Yields: 1 serving

Per serving: (using original Cheerios cereal): 631 calories, 32 g protein, 107 g carbohydrates, 18.7 g fiber, 17.55 g sugars, 9.8 g fat, 1.45 g saturated fat, 0 g trans fat, 7.5 mg cholesterol, 734 mg sodium, 359 mg calcium, 0.51 g omega-3 fats, 7176 IU vitamin A, 54.85 mg vitamin C, 0.77 mg vitamin E, 12.81 mg iron, 4.23 mg zinc

Lisa Drayer, M.A., R.D.,
is the author of THE BEAUTY DIET and STRONG, SLIM, and 30! For more of Lisa’s Beauty Bites, visit

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