|Lasagna noodles layered with spinach, carrots, low-fat ricotta, and mozzarella rolled up and topped with tomato sauce make a fun variation of cannelloni. Kids will love to help roll up the noodles. Research shows 1) fun recipe names engage kids to eat more fruits and vegetables, and 2) involving children in food preparation increases consumption of fruits and vegetables.|
|Recipe Cost for 4 People: $8.22 ($2.05/serving)*|
|Preparation Time: 1 hour, 15 minutes|
|Pre-heat oven to 375°F. In a sauce pan, heat olive oil. Add onion and garlic, sauté 3-4 minutes. Add tomato sauce and seasoning. Simmer sauce while preparing remaining ingredients. Cook pasta according to package directions, drain, rinse and let cool. To assemble rolly cannelloni, lay out three to four noodles on a cookie sheet. Spread each noodle with 1 ½ Tbsp ricotta cheese, then sprinkle with 1 ½ Tbsp mozzarella, ¼ cup each of carrots and spinach. Roll up each noodle and place in baking dish with rolled end tucked on the bottom. Repeat until all filling ingredients are used. Pour sauce over rolled pasta. Cover with lid or aluminum foil. Bake 30 minutes.
Complete this Healthy Plate: Serve with nonfat milk, and ½ cup mixed grapes and blueberries.
|Fruits & Veggies per Serving
Total Fat: 10g
Saturated Fat: 4g
% of Calories from Fat: 20%
% Calories from Sat Fat: 8%
Dietary Fiber: 10g
|Each serving provides: An excellent source of protein, fiber, vitamin A, vitamin C, vitamin E, thiamin, riboflavin, niacin, vitamin B6, folate, potassium, calcium, iron, phosphorus, magnesium and copper, and a good source of pantothenic acid and zinc.|
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