Do you know that someone from the My Foodie Call crew won a contest that got him to the White House?
Corbin entered a contest called The Healthy Lunchtime Challenge. The idea was to build a recipe that was healthy and followed the My Plate guidelines for Michelle Obama’s Let’s Move campaign. There was one winner from each state and guess who won for South Carolina? Yup. Corbin. The recipe was original and all his. Yes, I helped him mold it a bit of course, but the concept was all Corbin. He wanted brussels sprouts, he wanted chia seeds and you know what? It really worked. It was fantastic.
And that it would get him to the White House.
Here is the recipe:
What’s For Lunch?
Bring it On, Brussels Sprout Wrap!
What you need:
10 whole wheat tortillas
2 tablespoons coconut oil
1 can organic pinto beans (rinsed and drained)
10 0z brussels sprouts (finely chopped or put through the shredding blade of your food processor)
1 packet taco seasoning-1.3oz (or use 4 Tablespoons of “Healthier Taco Seasoning Recipe” *see below)
The Tortilla Spread:
2 small avocados
juice of 2 limes
2 tablespoons chia seeds
- In a large skillet or frying pan, heat coconut oil over medium heat. Add brussels sprouts and taco seasoning and cook 3-5 minutes, or until sprouts soften and wilt slightly. Add drained pinto beans to brussels sprouts mixture. Lower heat and cook for another 2-3 minutes, stirring in between to heat throughout. Remove from heat when cooked.
- In a small bowl, mash the avocados together with the lime juice until you form a creamy paste. Sprinkle 2 tablespoons chia seeds throughout the avocado, stirring the paste to avoid clumping.
- Assemble your wrap: Spread a thin layer of the avocado mixture on a tortilla. Top with brussels sprouts/bean mixture. Roll up the tortilla, tucking the sides as you roll. Eat. Marvel at your meatless masterpiece.
*Healthier Taco Seasoning (you only use 4 Tablespoons of this, you will have extra!)
4 tablespoons chili powder
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1 teaspoon onion powder
1 teaspoon dried oregano
1 tablespoon paprika
3 tablespoon ground cumin
1 tablespoon salt
1 tablespoon black pepper
To wash it down (your drink!):
2/3 cup low-fat plain kefir
1/3 cup pomegranate juice
Combine kefir and juice. Stir well. Insert big straw. Slurp.