Veggies in a Blanket and Chocolate Mousse

Veggies in a Blanket

Adapted from PCRM, NutritionMD.org
Create healthy, nutritious, fiber filled, plant-based lunches the kids will love.

(makes 40 pieces)

Ingredients:

  • 8 whole wheat or whole-grain flour tortillas or wraps
  • ½ cup of hummus (store-bought or homemade)
  • 4 grated carrots
  • 1 cup grated cucumber drained of excess water
  • 2 cups loosely packed baby spinach leaves (or lettuce)

Method:

Warm tortillas in a dry pan or in the microwave for 20-30 seconds. Spread a thin layer of hummus on the tortillas. Add a layer of carrots, then cucumber and finally the spinach. Roll tightly. Place about 5 toothpicks evenly on the tortilla and then slice into 5 pinwheels.

TIPS:

  • This is a great recipe to make with your kids because it is fun and incredibly easy!
  • It’s packed with fiber and is a great source of protein.
  • It’s safe to pack in lunches and makes for colorful finger food for parties.
  • Feel free to vary the veggies you use on the inside.
  • You can also use black bean dip or another healthy bean spread instead of hummus.
  • They will keep in the fridge for 3 days.
  • It is not absolutely necessary to use the toothpicks and you can even leave them whole or cut them in half for the “big kids”.

 

Chocolate Mousse

Recipe from PCRM, NutritionMD.org

Ingredients: 

  • 1 Cup plant-based milk (I like light vanilla soy)
  • 1 package (12.3 oz) silken tofu
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 Cup, non-dairy, semi-sweet chocolate chips (melted on low)
  • Fruit of your choice

Method:

Process until smooth. Then chill in a covered container for at least 2 hours in the fridge or 30 minutes in the freezer. Top with fruit and enjoy!