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Native Americans grew squash, beans and corn all together and called it the Three Sisters. In our delicious version, we add a maple dressing and pomegranate seeds for a delicious, sweet and savory combination.
The nutrition tips below are on the flip side of the Daily Scoop November 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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2 large/10 inch whole grain rich flour tortillas
1 cup of cooked kidney beans, rinsed & drained
1 cup cooked butternut squash, cut into bite sized cubes
1/2 cup of corn kernels
1 cups, romaine lettuce (or any salad greens) chopped thin
1/4 cup, pomegranate seeds
1/4 cup, pecan pieces (optional)
1 Tablespoon Dill Weed (fresh is great, dried is fine)
Creamy Maple Dressing:
Combine 2 Tablespoons, Veganaise or cashew mayo with 1 Tablespoon of maple syrup & 1 Tablespoon balsamic vinegar
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.
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. Here's a delicious, nutrient dense and totally plant-based alternative... easy and nutrient dense 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.
Good Nutrition News for NOVEMBER
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
Wraps Rock, Native American Style!
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!
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