Pastina & Probiotics

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Happy Monday, I’m excited to kick off the new week with a tried & true recipe that has been passed down in my family for many generations.  My grandfather is Italian and no doubt the cook in our family, some of my favorite memories growing up are days spent running around in their huge backyard and then coming inside to a kitchen table full of food.  All made with so much love! 🙂
One of my favorites was always pastina, a chicken-broth based soup that is simple and delicious.  We always had this, especially when we were sick, my grandmother would even drive it to my house, in tupperware & wrapped in aluminum foil with a hand-written note on top. 😉  Now they do the exact same for my girls, Waverly loves it so much and it’s become a favorite of Avalon’s as well.  The little noodles and simple taste just make it perfect for little ones.  
Ingredients:  One 32 Ounce Box of Chicken Broth, Two Chicken Cubes, One Box of Orzo Pastina, Grated Italian Parmesan Cheese, Salt & Pepper to Taste.
1.  Put the chicken broth in a pot & bring to a boil, dissolve cubes in broth and reduce heat to simmer.
2.  Boil the orzo in water according to the directions on the box.
3.  Drain orzo and add to the broth.
4.  Add 1/4 cup of Italian cheese or your preference.
5.  Salt & pepper to taste.
And enjoy!
Even though my girls love this sick or not, it’s definitely our go-to when any of us aren’t feeling well.  Which this year, has happened more than ever, I think a direct result of Waverly being in preschool for the first time.  We have been trying to do everything we can to stay well, eating & drinking well, washing our hands like craaaaazy, and another recent favorite, the new Little Remedies® Probiotic Plus Electolytes.  These dissolving powders (which are berry flavored!) are great dietary supplements for little ones, they support digestive health and help maintain hydration.  And they are the only pediatric product that combines a probiotic and electrolytes in one convenient packet!  They contain no artificial flavors, artificial dyes, or parabens.  We’ve used Little Remedies products before and have loved them all, they are a great option for mamas who want to give their children the best, which I know is all of us!  
You can find Little Remedies Probiotic Plus Electrolytes in the digestive aisle at Target, find more reasons to love them here.  And take advantage of a fun special offer, a $5 Target gift card for purchasing one Little Remedies product, which runs through May 14th.

Here’s to healthy and happy little ones. 🙂  And wishing you a very happy week! XO

*This statement has not been evaluated by the food and drug administration.  This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.


  1. April 25, 2016 / 11:13 am

    Mmm! That looks so yummy!

  2. April 25, 2016 / 5:52 pm

    What a delicious tradition!! And the probiotics AND electrolytes?! I definitely need to stock up!! This has been our sickest year!

  3. April 26, 2016 / 12:55 am

    That soup looks delicious! And we love little remedies!!!

  4. April 26, 2016 / 10:05 am

    Now I want that soup, perfect to cure the sickness that winter and spring can bring!

  5. April 27, 2016 / 2:11 pm

    looks yummy!!! we love something homemade and "comfy" when we are sick

  6. April 27, 2016 / 3:25 pm

    Mmm…delicious! And we totally do the probiotics over here. So many germs at school!

  7. September 1, 2016 / 6:58 pm

    I love this recipe idea. Oliver would love it! 🙂

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