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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 their veggies. LGK recommends this alternative, a delicious, nutrient-dense and easy cashew mayo/cream recipe.

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.

Ingredients 
2 large / 10 inch whole grain rich tortillas 
1 large (or 2 small) sweet potatoes,  flesh scooped from skin 
1 cup black-eyed peas (or kidney beans, or blend)   
1/2 cup frozen corn kernels, thawed
1/2 cup pineapple, diced
4 thin slices of red onion
2 cups dark leafy greens (spinach, kale, &/or salad greens)
Dressing.

Mix 2 tablespoons of Vegenise or cashew mayo with 1 tablespoon BBQ sauce
Preparation
Warm tortilla over medium-low heat until soft.  Meanwhile, toss all ingredients together in a bowl. Load into warm tortilla, roll it up and enjoy! Serves 2.

​​Good Nutrition News for JANUARY 
     Here’s a sample of the nutrition knowledge your student is gaining this month, with The Daily Scoop - good nutrition news delivered daily!

  • Oranges are a great winter fruit, jam packed full of vitamins. In fact, one study showed that juicy oranges and sweet green kiwis are two of the  most nutritious of all fruits!  Find the freshest fruits at your local farmers market.
  • The Cool Bean of the Month is the black-eyed pea, even though it’s not really a pea! It’s actually a white bean with a black spot in the middle. Many Americans eat black eyed peas as a symbol of health and good luck for the New Year. Fiber and phyto-nutrient rich beans a re also a great way to invite good health into your life!
  • Our January Harvest of the Month vegetable is the sweet potato, rich in Vitamin A. Sweet potatoes are one of the richest plant sources for vitamin A, which is important for healthy eyes, bones and teeth.


​     ​ 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 

Wraps Rock, Soul Food Style!

​​The nutrition tips below are on the flip side of the Daily Scoop January recipe card, for students to take home and share with family. Each Daily Scoop monthly issue comes with a beautiful poster too!

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​​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!

Sweet Potato Soul Wrap  

Sweet and savory, this wrap will fill your soul with joy!

Healthy Kids. Happy Planet.

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