Recipe by Chef Jacquie
¼ lb. cooked bowtie pasta
¼ lb. cooked spinach
1 grilled chicken breast (Suggested marinade: olive oil, juice from lemon, minced garlic, salt and pepper)
3 Tbs. extra virgin olive oil
¼ pint of cherry tomatoes (cut in half)
1 clove minced garlic
2-3 Tbs. grated cheese (Parmigiano Reggiano, Pecorino Romano or Provolone)
In a large sauté pan add olive oil and garlic, do not brown.
Add spinach, tomatoes, pasta, season with salt and pepper.
Place in small sealable container, sprinkle with cheese and add chicken on top.
An alternative could be a grilled chicken sandwich with spinach, tomatoes and cheese on a crispy Italian roll.
Some tips: You can make this recipe from leftovers; help your child make his/her lunch the night before; they can choose their fruit and a mini dessert (small cookie/brownie). Always pack a bottle of water and how about adding a cute little note “Happy First Day Back to School!”