Spinach Lasagna Roll-Ups

Lasagna 7Hands down, lasagna reminds me of Sunday dinners at my grandparent’s home. Our extended family gathered around the dining room table once a week to share a meal, always Italian, with love and gratitude. I swear, Nana Pearson’s well-worn pan – layered with noodles, fresh marinara and mozzarella – never weighed less than five pounds.

These roll-ups are as worthy of any Sunday dinner as a layered lasagna, but way more fun. They also are flexible with various size baking pans, and require no messy cutting of the finished noodles. They make a fast and delicious dish to bring to those in need of a meal; I doubled this recipe and shared with friends who had a new baby. If you have family coming in for the holidays, no one will be disappointed when this dish appears, and it will feed the whole crew! Continue reading

Kid-Friendly Whole Wheat Hummus Roll-Ups

I absolutely adore hummus and so does K-Bear, who loves to dip into it with thinly sliced vegetables and whole grain crackers. She also gobbles it up (as do I!) in these roll-ups, fun finger food made even healthier by using whole wheat tortillas and fresh vegetables.

This recipe makes four small roll-ups, perfect for a summertime lunch, as they pack very easily for the beach, pool, park, trail or other excursion. For a heartier meal, serve with Italian Vegetable Soup for extra dipping fun! Continue reading