Healthy Ravioli Options

Ravioli can be enjoyed in more ways than one, so we decided to share a few of our favorite healthy option to try next time you’re cooking for the family!

 

  1. Mushroom & parmesan– If your little eater is picky about mushrooms, ravioli might be the way to win them over! Mushrooms are beneficial for many reasons. They’re high in antioxidants, selenium, and vitamin D just to name a few.
  2. Spinach, feta, chicken – This combo is as savory as it is sweet! Spinach contains a nice amount of calcium, which is important for building strong bones. Feta contains a high amount of vitamin B, phosphorus and calcium, too! Lastly, chicken is a great source of lean protein.
  3. Butternut squash and sage – This combination is equal parts sweet and savory that will have you going back for seconds. Butternut squash is high in vitamin A, B, C, E and other minerals such as magnesium, potassium and manganese which aid in bone health. Sage is a staple herb that’s great to introduce to your little one’s through ravioli. Due to its high antioxidant content, it is believed to aid in memory and brain health.
  4. Beet & goat cheese – Typically a great appetizer combo, beet and goat cheese is even more delectable in ravioli! Beets are known for their sweet flavor, but they’re also great for your health. Studies show that they may help reduce inflammation. They also contain a good amount of fiber, which aids in digestion.
  5. Spinach artichoke sun-dried tomato — This classic combination will take you to Tuscany and back! Besides the benefits of Spinach, Artichokes are a great source of folate, fiber, and vitamin K. Sun-dried tomatoes are tasty and an excellent source of potassium and magnesium. Potassium helps your nerves communicate, while magnesium helps maintain healthy bone tissue and energy production.
  6. Asparagus Walnut – A nutty pairing that’s bound to be your new go-to! Asparagus is high in antioxidants including vitamin E and C. They’re also high in fiber, which is always a plus. On the other hand, walnuts are a power house food. Walnuts are a great source of healthy fat, fiber, and minerals. Fun fact: they also have a higher antioxidant activity than any other nut!

 

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