|Nutrition table at carnival|
School carnivals are synonymous with sweets and treats. This year, Bay View nutrition programs and parent groups were delighted to offer some healthy alternatives at the carnival. At the nutrition booth, we celebrated the lettuce Harvest of the Month by sharing free Thai lettuce wraps. Students loved the lettuce wraps. Many students came back for more and the Bay View playground was full of kids munching on lettuce.
Parents from the Student Nutrition Advisory Committee and Home and School Club provided a bike-powered blender. Students enjoyed peach and strawberry smoothies.
See below for my recipe for Thai lettuce wraps and for my favorite strawberry guava smoothie (served at bike to school day).
|Thai lettuce wraps|
Thai Lettuce Wraps
*1 box of buckwheat soba noodles
*2 grated carrots
*3/4 cups thinly sliced cabbage
*3/4 cups peanut butter
*1/2 cup soy sauce
*1/4 cup orange juice
*2 tablespoons agave nectar
*1 garlic clove peeled and diced
*1 teaspoon grated ginger
*2 heads butter lettuce
*Boil water and cook soba noodles until tender (Roughly 5-7 minutes).
*Drain and rinse noodles.
*Bring noodles back to pan. On low heat add noodles to peanut butter, soy sauce, orange juice, agave, ginger and garlic. Stir until sauce thickens.
*Once noodles have cooled, add carrots and cabbage.
*Rinse lettuce and peel leafs from head.
*Place a noodles on leafs, roll and enjoy fresh.
|Strawberry Guava Smoothies at Bike to School Day|
Strawberry Guava Smoothies
*2 cups of frozen strawberries
*1 cup of vanilla yogurt
*1 ½ cups of guava juice
*Add all ingredients to a blender. Blend and serve fresh.