The other day at the grocery store, I was meandering down the International aisle and came across something fun: mini star and alphabet noodles! And guys- the bags were 3 for $1! Look how cute:
I’m really not sure why are considered international (maybe just because they’re made in Mexico?) because EVERYONE loves these noodles, especially kids. Now, what to make with these educational noodles? I’ve found some great recipes that you’re bound to love, if only because these teeny tiny noodles make them so cute!
1. Alphabet Soup With Meatballs
Turkey meatballs, tasty veggies and itsy bitsy alphabet noodles are all it takes to create this delicious and filling soup. This hearty meal is family friendly and is a great way to distract the kids to fill up on their daily portion of vegetables as the focus on finding words in the noodles.
You can find this fun recipe over at DinnerAtTheZoo.com, along with other healthy and quick meal ideas.
2. Alphabet Vegetable Soup
Potatoes, green beans, onion, corn and pretty much whatever other delicious and healthy ingredients you want to add make up this savory veggie soup. The alphabet noodles are a nice carby addition and one that will get the kids eating it by the spoonful.
SereneBakesSimplyFromScratch.com has this tasty recipe and other inspiring ones, all made from scratch!
3. Chicken Alphabet Soup
Chicken soup is good for the soul, and these alphabet noodles make it even more special. Mix up this American favorite in the crock pot and swap out the traditional egg noodles for a fresh take on a classic soup.
Nab this recipe from NoshingWithTheNolands.com, and other tasty treats too!
4. Alphabet Macaroni Shrimp Salad
Macaroni salad is a main staple for family picnics and summer BBQ’s, and this version is bound to make a splash. Toss in your favorite macaroni salad ingredients (this one has shrimp) but use mini alphabet noodles instead of traditional elbows for a one of a kind macaroni salad.
Get this unique recipe over at NoBiggie.net!
I’d never heard of alphabetti before this, but my understanding of it now is that it’s basically spaghetti-o’s with alphabet noodles! The canned versions are no doubt high in sodium, and making your own is surprisingly easy. Add in some healthy extras while you’re at it, like green beans and onion, to make this both a healthy and fun dinner.
You can find this fun recipe over at FoodWhine.com, and other tips on handling picky eaters.