Frankenstein Pasta for Halloween

⁠You can serve this warm or cold, add as many vegetables and proteins as you like just layer them underneath so that you can keep the Frankenstein LOOK! I would serve it warm and add chicken, roasted peppers and squash as well as mozza cheese. ⁠

There are 2 things I want you to consider when making your little ones supper before trick or treating! ⁠
✔️ Protein (good quality and good amount) ⁠
✔️ Fiber (from whole grains and fruit/veggies!)⁠

These will help their bodies metabolize the sugars they are about to consume and keep those mood swings leveled out! ⁠

Treats are fine and fun! Just make sure you are getting some good quality and nutritious meals in between to help keep those little bodies functioning properly!

Frankenstein Pasta for Halloween

frankenstein pasta for halloweenIngredients⁠

  • 1 cup basil, fresh⁠
  • 2 cloves garlic⁠
  • 1/3 oz (167 kernels) pine nuts, dried⁠
  • 1/3 cup Parmesan cheese, grated⁠
  • 1 dash salt⁠
  • 1/3 cup olive oil⁠
  • 16 ounce whole wheat pasta shells⁠
  • 3 medium cucumber⁠
  • 4 oz mozzarella cheese⁠
  • 1 cup black olives, canned⁠


Step 1: In a blender or food processor combine basil, garlic, pine nuts, parmesan, salt (you can add pepper if you want as well) and olive oil. Taste and add more salt, pepper or garlic if desired.⁠

Step 2: Bring a pot of water (about 5 cups) to a boil and add whole wheat pasta. Cook according to box instructions. Drain and add pesto sauce. Stir well and let cool.⁠
Peel and chop up 1 1/2 of the cucumbers and stir in to pasta.⁠

Step 3: Pour out onto a platter and make a rectangle out of the pasta. Cut two slises of mozzarella and make them into circles using a cookie cutter or knife. Use olives to create Frank’s hair, pupils and mouth. Use the rest of the cucumber to make “bolts” in the side of his neck. Ta-dah!⁠

Credit: Super Healthy Kids ⁠(this website is an amazing resource if you are looking for healthy, fun and tasty meals for your kids!) 

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