Healthy Kids. Happy Planet.
Lean and Green Kids
School Lunch Recipe Collection
Each recipe in the collection features a “Cool Bean of the Month,” which can link classroom to cafeteria, with a timely social studies topic (see below), enriching the lessons, and fostering a curiosity and appreciation for our global community.
Lean and Green Kids wants to support teachers and school food professionals working hard to make more healthy, plant-based school meals a successful part of a comprehensive education experience, and towards that goal, we have created several food education resources, including cafeteria banners and our fun, easy and free Daily Scoop multi-cultural nutrition education program!
Beans are cool for so many reasons... they’re versatile, economical, multi-cultural, a superfood and a super green protein!
*Currently, beans (including tofu & bean burgers) are the allowable whole food, plant-based meat-alternate protein in the National School Lunch Program.
January, MLK Day / Soul Food - Black-Eyed Peas
Lucky Soul Chili Bowl
Black Eyed Peas n' Rice Bowl
Sweet Potato Soul Salad/Wrap
Cool Bean Recipes - FALL
Cool Bean Recipes - SPRING
November, Native American - KIDNEY BEAN
Rainbow Red Bean Bowl
Grateful Harvest Pasta
Three Sisters Salad/Wrap
October, America's Bean - NAVY BEAN
Boston Baked Beans & Baker
Purple Power Wrap
Ship Shape Apple & Grape Salad/Wrap
May, Mexico & Cinco de Mayo - PINTO
Fiesta Rice Bowl
Ensalada Especial Con Frijoles
December, Hanukkah / Middle East - GARBANZO
Rockin' Moroccan Chili
Chicks for World Peas Salad/Wrap
April, Earth Day - COOL BEANS around the World
Scrumptious Sloppy Joe's
Cool Beans n' Beyond Pasta Bake
September, Intro to COOL BEANS
Lean and Green Cool Bean Burger
Pasta Power Salad
Cool & Green Turtle Bean Salad/Wrap
March, India & the Festival of Colors - LENTILS
Spiced Lentil Curry
Lentil Mash Up Salad/Wrap
Cool Bean Recipes - WINTER
February, China / Chinese New Year - SOY BEAN
Amazing Lo Mein
Tasty Teriyaki Tofu Bowl
Exquisite Edamame and Corn Salad
Our Cool Bean School Lunch Recipe Collection is a thoughtfully curated resource to support school nutrition professionals. This selection of kid-tested plant-based recipes has been collected from school nutrition departments around the country - all recipes featuring...