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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!
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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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
Mix 1 Tablespoon Veganaise or cashew mayo with 2 Tablespoon of salsa
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.
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!
Wraps Rock, Mexican Style!
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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