The deliciousness of tacos with the nutritiousness of an ensalada and holy guacamole! Enjoy the delicious taste of tacos with avocado, made healthier with extra veggies and greens!
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 we believe 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. Now, if you’re the DIY type, LGK recommends an easy, quick, and nutrient dense cashew mayo.
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.
Salad’s rock, Taco Style!
2 – 3 corn tortillas, cut into strips or cubes (or tortilla chips, crumbled)
1 cup of cooked pinto beans or black beans (or combo)
1 cup of chopped or grated vegetables, like – cucumber, carrots, celery, olive, tomatoes
3 cups of romaine lettuce, chopped thin
1/2 to 1 whole avocado, cut into cubes
1/4 cup corn kernals
Combine 1 Tablespoon Vegenaise or cashew mayo with 2 Tablespoon of salsa.
Toss all ingredients in a bowl. Option, wrap in tortilla. Enjoy! Serves 2.
Good Nutrition News for MAY…
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 an avocado, named an “Alligator Pear” by early settlers. Avocados are rich in vitamins and minerals and healthy fat. Healthy fat is important for energy and growth.
- It’s spring, and farmers are harvesting sweet orange carrots, for adding color, crunch, and Vitamin A to a fresh salad for National Salad Month. Vitamin A is important for a healthy immune system – the system of body parts & body cells working together to fight germs.
- Pinto Beans are the “cool bean” of the month, packed with protein and something else that only plant-protein has: Fiber. Fiber in plant foods is very important for sweeping food through, and then out of your body – for a clean body on the inside.
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 Healthy Kids, Happy Planet!