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Recipe of the Week: Martian Lunch for the Kiddos

Monday, August 24, 2009

Recipe of the Week: Martian Lunch for the Kiddos
Suzy loves Alma's recipes from Take Back the Kitchen recipes.  They're not only super healthy, they are often "fun", making it easier to get the kids to eat better.

Your kids will be the envy of all with their unusual and delicious lunch fit for the healthiest Martian!  These green foods are tasty and simple to prepare.

Edamame dip:
This protein filled dip can be served in a tupperware with carrots, multigrain pretzels or pita chips on the side or in a sandwich with a slice of cheese on whole wheat bread.....

1 lb bag of frozen, shelled edamame beans (sold in most supermarkets but definitely in Whole Foods and Trader Joe's)
1/2 cup olive oil
1/4 cup rice vinegar (can get in any supermarket)
1 TBS sugar (if rice vinegar is seasoned-which means it has sugar in it, you may not need any sugar)
1 tsp salt

Boil water in a med. sized sauce pan. Add beans and when the water starts boiling again, cook for another 5 minutes. Drain beans and let cool until warm.

In a blender or Cuisinart, add beans, rice vinegar, salt, sugar and oil. Blend until pureed to a creamy texture.

Kids love this and it is a beautiful light green color.

Green shake:
1/2bag frozen spinach (8 oz.)
2 cups cubed fresh mango or frozen mango chunks
1 banana
4 cups water

Puree ingredients in a blender until smooth and creamy. Send to school in a thermos.  Can last 2-3 days but make sure to shake before drinking...

Alma is helping Suzy and women everywhere revolutionize how to approach meal planning on her blog  She's sharing her delicious and simple recipes to help pack healthier lunches as we send our kids back to school.
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