Plum Market's recipe for healthy kids tacos

Published On: Feb 27 2014 09:23:39 AM EST
Updated On: Feb 27 2014 12:16:28 PM EST

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During the past two years, as part of the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act, the U.S. Department of Agriculture has implemented strict guidelines in an effort to make school lunches healthier.

Locally, Plum Market is working with Detroit County Day School to plan out school meals that are both delicious and yummy.

 

Plum Market has shared one of their healthy kids meal recipe with Live in the D: Tacos!

 

Bean & Rice Taco Filling

 

1 Cup Brown Rice Cooked (May Substitute Quinoa or Your Favorite Grain)

2 Tablespoons Vegetable Oil

Red Onion Sliced

Yellow Pepper Thinly Sliced Lengthwise

Red Pepper Thinly Sliced Lengthwise

Green Pepper Thinly Sliced Lengthwise

1 Cup Corn Fresh, or Thawed and Drained if Frozen

3T Taco Seasoning (See Recipe)

1 Jalapeno Pepper Diced (Optional)

1 Clove Garlic Minced

16oz. Can Black Beans, Drained

16oz. Can Pinto Beans, Drained

 

Method:

In a 12” sauté pan, heat oil until shimmering. Add onions and sauté until translucent. Add corn, red, green, yellow, and jalapeno peppers and continue to cook until tender, about 5 minutes.

Add garlic and taco seasoning mix and cook, stirring, for about one minute.

Add drained beans and cook, stirring, until warm, about five minutes.

Mix the cooked beans and peppers with cooked rice. Serve in warm tortilla shells.

 

Taco & Burrito Bar

All Natural Turkey Filling

Bean and Rice Filling

Sour Cream (Dairy Free Optional)

Shredded Cheese (Dairy Free Optional)

Salsa

Shredded Lettuce

Chopped Tomato

Chopped Onion

Pickled Jalapeños

Guacamole (Dairy Free)

Corn (Gluten-free) and Flour Tortillas

Taco Shells (Gluten-free) and Tortilla Chips (Gluten-free)

Turkey Taco Filling

2 T Vegetable Oil

1 lb Ground All-Natural Turkey

Yellow Onion, Sliced

1 T Garlic Minced

3 T Taco Seasoning

1 T Tabasco Sauce

1 T Worcestershire Sauce

ó Lime, Juiced

Method:

1. In a 12” sauté pan, heat oil until shimmering. Add onions and cook until translucent. Add garlic

and cook, stirring, for one minute, then add taco seasoning and cook one minute more.

2. Add ground turkey, Tabasco and Worcestershire sauce, and cook, stirring to break up, until

cooked through and no longer pink, about 10 minutes.

3. Add fresh lime juice and stir until combined.

4. Serve in warmed taco shells or tortillas.

 

 

Turkey Taco Filling

2 T Vegetable Oil

1 lb Ground All-Natural Turkey

Yellow Onion, Sliced

1 T Garlic Minced

3 T Taco Seasoning

1 T Tabasco Sauce

1 T Worcestershire Sauce

ó Lime, Juiced

 

Method:

1. In a 12” sauté pan, heat oil until shimmering. Add onions and cook until translucent. Add garlic

and cook, stirring, for one minute, then add taco seasoning and cook one minute more.

2. Add ground turkey, Tabasco and Worcestershire sauce, and cook, stirring to break up, until

cooked through and no longer pink, about 10 minutes.

3. Add fresh lime juice and stir until combined.

4. Serve in warmed taco shells or tortillas.

 

Taco Spice Blend

Cup Kosher Salt

4 T Whole Coriander

1 T Whole Cumin

1 T Leaf Oregano

4 T Dark Chili Powder

2 T Black Peppercorns

2 T Smoked Paprika

3 T Granulated Garlic

ó Teaspoon Red Chili Flakes

 

Method:

Place all ingredients into a clean spice grinder and process until combined. Store in an

airtight container for up to one year.

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