Lean and Green Kids

Healthy Kids. Happy Planet.

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.  Yes, it's more expensive, but our kids and their planet are worth it.  

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 used sparingly, it helps to gets kids to eat more beans and greens.  We DO have and recommend easy cashew mayo recipe, if you're the DIY type.

4. Measurements are approximate.  We would have listed ingredient amounts as "a scoop of this," or a "handful of that," but  measurements are a great for math. 

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Ingredients 
2 large/12 inch whole grain rich flour tortillas
1 cup cooked brown lentils

2 cups of mashed potatos*
1/2 cup carrots, sliced and steamed
1/2 cup peas, steamed
2 cups of spinach leaves, fresh 

Dressing.
Indian Curry Sauce, LGK recommends "Maya Kaimal" brand available at  major groceirs, including Sprouts & Walmart. 

Preparation

​Warm tortilla over medium-low heat until soft. Meanwhile, mix together all ingredients in a big bowl. Scoop mixture into warm tortillas, roll up and enjoy! Makes 2 generous servings. 

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

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

  • We eat the stem and flowers of a broccoli plant for important vitamins, including a B vitamin called folate. Folate works with protein to keep you strong. Without enough folate, a person becomes very sick and weak.
  • People in India participate in the "Festival of Colors" in March, to celebrate the coming of spring. So the Cool Bean of the Month is popular in Indian meals, the little round lentil bean, packed with protein. Ask your student what wild activity festival goers participate in. Hint: It’s colorful!
  • Fruits and vegetables have something important in common: super special nutrients called phytonutrients. Phytonutrients help fight  serious diseases.  Only plant foods have phytonutrients, and leafy greens like broccoli and kale have the most!


​     ​ 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 

​​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 that use lean and green beans for protein.  

Indian Curry Mash-up Wrap 
What kid doesn't love mashed potatoes with peas & carrots? Add lentils and Indian Curry sauce for a wrap to bring the tangy sweet flavors of India to your lunch box, along with some delicious good Karma too! 

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