A great way to give your toddler their daily vitamin A--key for vision and
1 cup small alphabet-shaped pasta
3/4 cup frozen peas and diced carrots
3/4 finely chopped broccoli
1 tablespoon olive oil
1/8 teaspoon black pepper
2 oz. cheddar or provolone cheese, finely diced or shredded (1/3 cup)
Bring lightly salted water to a boil. Add pasta. Cook, uncovered for 12 minutes, stirring in vegetables the last 5 minutes of cooking. Drain; return to pan. Add oil and pepper. Toss to coat and cool.
Veggies tend to be friendlier in a bowl of letters!