Good Nutrition News for DECEMBER
Here’s a sample of the nutrition knowledge your student is gaining this month, with The Daily Scoop - good nutrition news delivered daily!
We hope these tips and special recipe will spark a healthy conversation about nutrition around your dinner table. Remember, eating plant-food is good for you and the planet too! Brought to you by leanandgreenkids.org
2 large/10 inch whole grain rich tortillas
1 cup, cooked chick-peas (garbonzo beans), rinsed & drained
1/2 cup frozen green peas, thawed
1 cup mixed vegetables, chopped (like celery, cucumber, carrots, red cabbage)
2 cups romaine lettuce (or any salad greens) chopped thin
1/4 cup-ish, sunflower seeds
1/4 cup-ish, raisins
Creamy Italian Dressing.
Combine 1 Tablespoons Veganaise or cashew mayo, with 1 Tablespoon balsamic vinaigrette
Preparation. Warm tortilla over medium-low heat until soft. Meanwhile, toss all ingredients together in a bowl. Load into tortilla, roll it up and enjoy! Serves 2.
Wraps Rock, Salad Style!
Chicks and dudes agree this colorful chick-pea and veggie wrap is the coolest hand-held at the lunch table.
Let's face it, it's not easy putting beans between two slices of bread. Wraps and salads are the perfect, kid-friendly solution for creating healthy meals on the go - with beans for lean and green protein!
Tips and tricks:
1. Let your kids create the wrap. They'll take pride in their creation and are much more likely to eat it.
2. Use organic, whenever possible.
3. Many of our wrap recipes call for Veganaise as an ingredient in the dressings. We understand that even egg-free mayo is not a health food, but it can help get kids to eat more veggies. Here's a delicious, nutrient-dense and totally plant-based alternative: easy, quick, and nutrient dense cashew mayo/cream.
4. Measurements are approximate. We would have listed ingredient amounts as "a scoop of this," or a "handful of that," but measurements are great for math.
The nutrition tips below are on the flip side of the Daily Scoop December recipe card, for students to take home and share with family. Each Daily Scoop monthly issue comes with a beautiful poster too!
Healthy Kids. Happy Planet.
Lean and Green Kids