This is one of our own Fruits & Veggies—More Matters® recipes. It meets the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s strict nutrition guidelines as a healthy recipe.
Category: Main Dishes
Cups of Fruits and Vegetables per Serving: 1
½ cup spinach, trimmed leaves
¼ cup cucumber, peeled and sliced
¼ cup carrots, shredded
1 tablespoon salsa, mild
1 tablespoon fat-free ranch salad dressing
1 (6 ½ inch) pita pocket
4 oz. extra-lean ground beef (5% fat), cooked
1 cup cantaloupe, cubed
Combine spinach, cucumber, and carrots with salsa and ranch dressing, mix well. Cut pita in half. Using your finger, slowly open the pocket so as not to tear the bread. Divide beef and veggie mix in half and place in each pocket half. Serve each pocket with ½ cup of cantaloupe.
Each serving provides: An excellent source of vitamins A and C, and a good source of folate, magnesium, potassium and fiber.
From the Cool Fuel Cookbook for Kids
Credit: Recipe was developed for Produce for Better Health Foundation by Chef Mark Goodwin, CEC, CNC. This recipe meets PBH and Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) nutrition standards that maintain fruits and vegetables as healthy foods.
|Nutritional Information per Serving|
|Calories: 247||Carbohydrates: 29g|
|Total Fat: 5.5g||Cholesterol: 51mg|
|Saturated Fat: 2.2g||Dietary Fiber: 4g|
|% of Calories from Fat: 20%||Sodium: 400mg|