10/27/09

Chef Boyardee ain’t got nothing on ME!

I’m sure you’ve all seen the annoying commercials.

The Dad tries to share with the Mom that Chef Boyardee pastas have a serving of veggies in them. The Mom, not wanting the child to turn up his nose in disgust and refuse the pasta, makes all sorts of noises and motions to quiet the Dad, leaving the boy completely in the dark.

All well and good that they’re trying to pack more goodness into canned goods (whether it be true or not), but nothing beats the real deal.Frozen Ravioli with tomato sauce, matchstick carrots, red & green peppers and green onion

So I made some packed with veggies.

Usually when I buy frozen ravioli, I add crushed tomatoes and broccoli. This time I decided to use matchstick carrots, red & green peppers, and some green onion. Then I added some plain tomato sauce, Italian seasoning and parmesan cheese (because every meal should have cheese). YUM!

Now THAT is a serving of veggies!

And I ended up with three servings, so more ravioli this week!

 

What about you? What canned/packaged food do you make better than the original?

8 comments:

Sonya said...

I absolutely LOOOOOOVE more veggies on my pasta. And ravioli, to boot. Soooo yummy. Can I come over for dinner?;-)

chocolateramblings said...

One of the things I "improve" that are packaged are the Healthy Choice Cafe Steamers (which are really $$ but worth it when they're on sale!). I dump probably 2 cups of extra vegetables in the container before I nuke it - there's more than enough sauce to accomodate!

Carolyn said...

Mmmmm ravioli. This looks amazing and makes me hungry. Thanks!

Although this is a cheat....Smackeroni and Cheese from ESBM totally rocks my world. who the hell needs KD anyway?

Sugar-Free Cupcake said...

Adding veggies to my pasta is a must for me...oh and to chili. I made a super delicious turkey chili with a boat load if veggies and it was great!!

Laura said...

I throw spinach into almost anything - pasta, ravioli etc. That ad is annoying...though I do get a chuckle from it.

Lucas said...

I always add veggies to stuff, all kinds of things and mmmmm yum are they good. And I hate that commercial because it indicates that you have to sneak kids their veggies, when really, if you just served them always with enthusiasm, then kids would take that for normal and eat them. Our culture of only feeding kids mac and cheese, chicken fingers and grilled cheese is just disgraceful. Kids are capable of eating the same healthy foods us grown ups do as long as they are taught to do so from an early age. Of course, this expert advice is coming from someone with NO kids so.................

Shirls said...

I don't know about better but I love to bump up recipes by throwing in cans of veggies, black beans and tomatoes are my favorite add ins..

Trish said...

Looks delish to me!

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