The start of the school season is always a tricky time for parents. With the hunt for new clothes, school supplies, and other necessary materials, it’s easy to fall back to foods that are more convenient than they are nutritious. Your children are at an important stage in their lives where having healthy foods is crucial for their development. Also, the habits and associations they form with foods impact the choices they’ll make once they reach adulthood and beyond.
But we know how tough planning meals can be. When you’ve got a family, you have to consider everyone’s tastes. While most foods are convenient, they’re packed with unnecessary additives that could have unforeseen consequences later in life. That’s why Pasta Pantry is committed to give you a hand in making sure your young ones get a meal that works with our motto of “Real Food, Real Fresh, Real Fast!” Before the school year begins, we thought we’d pick out a few Pasta Pantry options that can be prepared at home for a lunch that’s both tasty and simple to prepare.
Pasta is the cornerstone of every Pasta Pantry meal. It’s extremely versatile when it comes to lunches; if you’re pressed for time and need to whip up a quick meal for the kids, our pasta and sauce will be your new best friend.
We’ve got a few different cuts and sauces to choose from, so feel free to experiment and find your favourite combination! These pastas and sauces are the same ones we use at Pasta Pantry, allowing you and your family to enjoy the same great flavours when you’re on the go. Not only is this pairing great for a quick meal, but the sauces can even be used as sandwich spreads or alongside various types of meats for a unique flavour profile!
If you’re looking for a tasty side dish, you’ll love our Caesar salad. It complements any meal with its refreshing, creamy taste. You also get a satisfying crunch from the fresh salad and the croutons. Throw in a generous amount of Parmesan cheese and our homemade-style salad dressing and you’ll experience a mouthful of Italian flavours with every bite!
Last but certainly not least, we turn to our signature dish for a meal that the whole family will love. The Pasticcio is responsible for bringing the tummies of Edmonton and Sherwood Park to our restaurant and we’re proud to offer it as a takeout tray for some easy home cooking. All you need to do it pop this tray in the oven and let it cook. A popular method that many parents have done is cooking it, then dividing the leftovers and freezing them for a portable, microwavable meal that can’t be beat (just make sure you give us a call at least 24 hours in advance so we can get it ready for you). For an easy guide to cooking instructions, check out this post.
If these foods have inspired you to let Pasta Pantry cooking, stop by today to see some of the options we’ve got. If you’re not following us on Facebook and Twitter, make sure you do some to get the latest and greatest pasta-related news from your local Trattoria!