David and I had a fun day entertaining friends for some playtime and a pasta lunch today! I find that pasta is pretty well received by most toddlers, so it’s a great choice when entertaining younger ones. And…I think pasta is a pretty easy thing to “veganize” without being too different.
I try not to scare off guests by serving seitan or tofu when I don’t know their eating preferences…that comes further down the road 🙂
I set up a buffet so that the moms could make plates for their own kids, as well as themselves. I offered a bowl of green peas (one of David’s favorites) and bananas. I made a big bowl of whole wheat pasta (I like Whole Foods’ 365 brand…good price and organic!) and I drizzled it with a bit of olive oil.
A quick green salad with an apple cider-dijon vinaigrette and an array of toppings for the mamas and we were set!
We had a fun morning, a yummy (and easy to prepare) lunch, and everyone went home with a full tummy!