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