Cooking for Kids: Wholesome One Pot Wonders
by Liz Clark, Contributing Writer

This month children are back in school and parents are left with little time to think about and prepare dinner. Here are some recipes that are easy to prepare, quick to make, enjoyable for the whole family and leave only one or two pots to clean. When preparing these dishes at home I use organic produce and antibiotic- and hormone-free meats.

Green Spaghetti
from LLL Whole Foods for the Whole Family edited by Roberta Bishop Johnson

10 oz fresh or frozen spinach
1/4 cup warm chicken broth (homemade if you have it)
1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
1/2 cup milk
1 lb spaghetti, cooked, drained (whole wheat)
1/4 cup butter

Steam fresh spinach just until wilted, or frozen spinach until warm. Combine spinach and cooking liquid with warm broth in the blender container and process until smooth. Add cheese and milk. Toss spaghetti with butter in the serving bowl. Add the spinach mixture; toss to mix well. (You may substitute broccoli for spinach and cream or yogurt for milk.)

If you cook the spinach while the spaghetti is cooking, this is about as quick as the commercial brands of macaroni and cheese and far better. Many children who don't like spinach will eat Green Spaghetti; it's a bright pretty green. Serves 6.