Food Revolution Cook Off: Wraps & Sloppy JoesFri 11 Nov 2011
Story by The Food Revolution Team
This week our recipe theme, inspired by Sloppy Joes, was all about wraps! While Sloppy Joes is an old classic, you can always vary the original recipe and adding in some new additions into a family favourite is a great way to get your kids to try new foods.
Don’t be afraid to try something new, you could add some different vegetables like zucchini, arugula or spinach and try switching out the hamburger buns for some whole wheat tortilla wraps. You can also throw beans into the mix - there are so many varieties out there to try - from black eyed beans to white beans and cannelloni beans to pinto beans. Remember when using canned beans that rinsing them first removes some of the salt, but you can also look for low-sodium or no-salt-added beans.
Some of the Best Photos & Recipes from the Community
• Jocelyne Saulnier For our Sloppy Joes I decided to use spinach as my lettuce & made it into a wrap. Followed your recipe and loved the flavor that the cider vinegar added (I also cooked the beans separately). I also added a bit of low fat mozza. Kids loved them. Yum. (1)
• Sharizat OPtional Not much of a wrap, but a Sloppy Joe made with turkey and chives :) (2)
• Laura Shewan O’Brien OB Sloppy Joe's! (3)
• Courtney Davis-Colaizzi Zesty Chicken & Zucchini Wraps. I love wraps... this one in particular; loaded with dried cranberries, feta cheese, walnuts and my signature dressing. Get the recipe here.
• Corrina Florent I make a vegetarian Sloppy Joe...I use Cauliflower instead of the hamburger...I blanch the cauliflower...drain let it cool down. Chop up until it looks like hamburger...fry it in the pan with extra virgin olive oil add my spices...then I add my homemade sauce for the sloppy part.
• Anne Cooney Lewis My family doesn't like a soupy sauce so I sauté finely diced green pepper and onion in 1 T olive oil. I brown the meat (you could probably use lentils and another slug of oil if you wanted vegetarian) and then add 1 can tomato paste and 1/4 cup reduced sodium Worcestershire sauce. It's on the table in 20 minutes, tops.
The Food Revolution team made some vegetarian wraps(4,5,6) filled with Romaine lettuce, Black Eyed Beans, sautéed red peppers, zucchini and onion, fresh parsley and brown rice, and topped with sour cream and grated cheddar cheese.
This Week’s Theme
Fruit Smoothies! As this week has been our Flavored Milk Week of Action, our new recipe for you to get stuck into at home is our Frozen Fruit Smoothies.
These smoothies are a great alternative to sugar laden premade flavored milks and it’s a fun and easy recipe to get the kids involved in! Let them help you choose the fruits and add the ingredients to the blender, you can also use this as an opportunity to educate them on why flavored milks should be a treat, not an everyday occurrence. Check out our Flavored Milk HQ for more information and resources.
Don’t forget to add your creations onto our Facebook Food Revolution Community page where we will also be adding ours!
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