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Mario's Meal

Ingredients

6 Servings12 Servings24 Servings
Pasta, whole wheat, rotini1 cup2 cup4 cup
Olive oil0.75 Tbsp1.5 Tbsp3 Tbsp
Tomatoes, cherry, sliced0.5 cup1 cup2 cup
Asparagus, chopped0.75 cup1.5 cup3 cup
Onions, chopped0.25 cup0.5 cup1 cup
Parsley0.75 tsp1.5 tsp3 tsp
Basil0.25 Tbsp0.5 Tbsp1 Tbsp
Parmesan cheese, grated2 Tbsp4 Tbsp8 Tbsp
Chicken, boneless, skinless, cut into cubes0.75 lb1.5 lb3 lb
Cooking spray- - -

Directions

  1. 1. Coat a large skillet in cooking spray. Add vegetables and spices.
  2. 2. Cook on medium-high heat for about 6 minutes.
  3. 3. Remove vegetables and add chicken. Cook about 3 minutes on each side, or longer depending on thickness of breasts.
  4. 4. In separate pot, cook pasta noodles as directed.
  5. 5. Combine pasta and vegetables.
  6. 6. Drizzle with olive oil and small amount of parmesan cheese.
  7. 7. Dish 1/2 cup vegetables/pasta mix and top with 2 tablespoons of chicken cubes.
Nutrition Facts
Serving size 1/2 cup (134g)
Amount Per Serving
Calories 258 From Fat 44
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 5g 8%
Sat. Fat 1g 5%
Cholesterol 50mg 17%
Sodium 209mg 9%
Total Carb 30g 10%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Sugars 1g
Protein 24g
Vitamin A 4% Vitamin C 4%
Calcium 4% Iron 15%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

Food For Thought

This dish can also be made with beans or turkey breast. It can also be used as a snack and served with more vegetables or without chicken.

CACFP Crediting

For 3-5 year olds; Lunch/Supper. Must serve all of the following:

  • Grain/Bread
  • Fruit/Vegetable
  • Meat/Meat Alternate