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Lean and Green Kids

Bean Burrito Fresco

Healthy and delicious, this fresh and lively burrito will make you want to start dancing salsa style! 

​​The nutrition tips below are on the flip side of the Daily Scoop September 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 SEPTEMBER
     Here’s a sample of the nutrition knowledge your student is gaining this month, with The Daily Scoop, good nutrition news delivered daily!

  • Every season there are new and delicious plants to harvest. The late summer harvests of September can be tangy red tomatoes and juicy red watermelon - both rich in Vitamin C, a nutrient that helps cuts to  heal. Here's a fun fact: It takes over 10 visits from a single bee to pollinate just one watermelon! 
  • The best fuel for a strong body and sharp mind is fruits and vegetables in all the colors of the rainbow. Each different color represents a special nutrient that your body needs to function at it’s best.  Will your lunch be a rainbow of colors?
  • Fruits and vegetables are foods harvested from plants.  Nuts and beans are also harvested from plants. Nuts and beans are a very good source of the nutrient, protein, for strong muscles. Cool Beans.


     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 

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Wraps Rock, Mexican Style!

Ingredients

2 large/10 inch whole grain rich flour tortillas
2 cups romaine lettuce, chopped thin
1 cup of cooked pinto beans or black beans (or combo)
1/2 cup cooked brown rice (optional)

1/2 avocado cut into cubes or mashed (1 - 2 Tablespoons each wrap)

1/4 cup corn kernels

Dressing.  

Mix 1 Tablespoon Veganaise or cashew mayo with 2 Tablespoon of salsa

Preparation. 

​In saucepan, warm tortilla over medium-low heat to soften. Meanwhile, in a large bowl, toss remaining ingredients. Wrap up inside tortillas and enjoy!  Serves two. 

​​Let's face it, it's not easy putting beans between two slices of bread.  LGK original wraps and salads are the perfect, kid-friendly solution for creating healthy meals that use lean and green beans for 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 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!

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