An exotic wrap to save the oceans and have you day-dreaming about swimming with sea turtles.
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 Vegenaise 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. Try this 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!
Wraps rock, Tropical Style!
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)
Mix 1 Tablespoon Vegenaise or cashew mayo w/ 1Tablespoon lime or orange juice (or combo) and 1 Tablespoon maple syrup.
In saucepan, warm tortilla over medium-low heat to soften. Meanwhile, in a large bowl, toss remaining ingredients. Wrap up inside tortilla and enjoy!
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