Lean and Green Kids

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 get 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 math learning tool, so we recommend whichever way of preparing is most fun!

Cool & Green Turtle Bean Wrap

An exotic wrap to save the oceans and have you day-dreaming about swimming with sea turtles. 

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


  • Our fruit Harvest of the Month is a little green fruit with fuzzy brown skin that kind of looks like an egg… a kiwifruit.  Kiwi’s grow on a vine and of all the fruits, kiwifruits have the most nutrients - for a strong body and sharp mind.
  • India loves lentils. Brazil loves black beans. And America loves Navy beans, All around the planet, people love beans, and beans are a great protein choice for Earth Day because they use far less energy and water to grow than animal protein.  Beans are the lean and green protein.  Cool Beans!
  • This month’s vegetable Harvest of the Month is spinach, the vegetable that gave the cartoon character, Popeye, his super strength. In real life, spinach has lots of vitamin K, to help wounds to stop bleeding, and help the healing process to begin


     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 

Healthy Kids. Happy Planet.

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

Wraps Rock !​   

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​​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.  

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Ingredients

2 large / 10 inch whole grain rich  flour tortillas 
2 cups romaine lettuce (or other salad greens) chopped thin
1 cup of cooked black beans, rinsed and drained 
1 avocado cut into cubes or mashed

1 cup chopped tropical fruit (mango, pineapple, kiwi, and/or papaya)

1/4 corn kernels (optional)

​1/4 cup pepitas (pumpkin seeds)

Dressing. Mix 1 Tablespoon Veganaise or cashew mayo w/ 1Tablespoon lime or orange juice (or combo) and 1 Tablespoon maple syrup.

Preparation. 

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