Easy Kid-Friendly Pasta Salad

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Pasta salad is a summertime favorite, loaded with fresh vegetables and served nice and cold on those hot sunny days. This is a very simply recipe for dairy free pasta salad that the kids will love, and mom will love because it takes only minutes to prepare. You can use any vegetables that your little one loves, but here’s a basic recipe that my little guy gobbles up with no complaints.

Easy Peasy Dairy Free and Kid-Friendly Pasta Salad

makes about eight 1 cup servings

8 oz of fussilini (or any mini pasta shape you prefer)
1 cup Newman’s Own lite italian dressing (it’s dairy free!)
1 crown broccoli, chopped into bite sized pieces
2 carrots, diced into bite sized pieces
1/2 seedless cucumber, diced
1 yellow bell pepper
a sprinkle or two of nutritional yeast (optional)

Cook your pasta according to directions on package. Once cooked, rinse with cold water and drain thoroughly. Toss in a large bowl with remaining ingredients, and serve cold.

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