I’ve been loving our partnership with Target because after taking on clean eating, I’ve spent WAY more time in their grocery department then I ever have before. With Made to Matter, Handpicked by Target™‘s launch, I love that I can buy my regular fresh fruits and vegetables and then also have lots of healthy pre-made options to bring it all together! I suddenly feel like Target really is my one stop shop for all my family’s needs. Which has aided me so much in my goal this summer of spending more focused time with my family, and less time in the kitchen. I find that often in my pursuit of creating these glorious experiences for them AND beautiful dinners, I spend more time away then I anticipated or wanted! The curation of naturally better for you groceries makes it easy! Simple and healthy approach to food is where it’s at.
A common activity for us is to eat our dinner outside in the Summertime, so I’m always thinking of recipes that include ALL food groups in one for easy transport out to the picnic blanket! That’s how I came up with this 5 Minute Pasta Salad and had no problem using all products and produce from the aisles of my local Target! 5 MINUTE PASTA SALAD
1 package of Simply Balanced Organic Penne Rigate Pasta, cooked
1 lb. Pre-Cooked and sliced chicken breast
1 cup cherry tomatoes
1 cup diced cucumbers
1/2 cup Horizon Organic Cheddar cheese sliced or cubed
1 cup Annie’s Natural Goddess dressing
Combine and stir! Trust me I was afraid to do this. This is way too simple for my normal taste but guess what it was amazing! And my kiddos loved it, so score! We paired it with these delicious Cranberry Cherry drinks and had a wonderful little Summer picnic.