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WHOLE KIDS BLOG
One of our favorite meat substitutes is actually a fruit! Jackfruit is an indigenous fruit of Southern India and grows well in tropical areas around the world. Eaten when it is still young, it takes on the flavor of whatever seasoning you add to it (we love barbecue or curry) and the texture comes out like pulled pork or shredded chicken.
In our Healthy Teachers workshop we talk about making the small changes that are right for you and your lifestyle. A great place to start is with our Healthy Eating Principles. Three simple ways to pack in all the good stuff our bodies need. This month, we are sharing a recipe based on each principle: eat a rainbow of color, eat leafy greens first and eat as close to nature as possible.
Rainbow Roll Ups with Peanut Sauce make eating a rainbow of color especially tasty! If you follow our Healthy Eating Principles, you know that the color of foods indicates the nutrients found in them. Adding a variety of colors to our plate ensures we get the nutrients our bodies need to stay healthy. In this feature recipe, we use swiss chard leaves like a tortilla, wrapping up colorful veggies like a burrito. This is a great time to use up whatever fresh produce you have on hand. We’ve listed a few suggestions, but experiment with what’s in season.
Feed the future! Our experience in countless schools has shown that when kids have a choice, they choose fresh veggies (no, really!). Help us make more school gardens and salad bars a reality by donating today.