#MondayMeals: Lettuce Taco'bout Healthy Eating

April 29, 2019

 

Hi, I’m Abigail Williams! I’m an eighth grader at Homer Jr. High School and wrote this at my mother’s work for “Bring Your Child to Work Day”. This is a recipe called ‘Turkey Taco Lettuce Wraps’! Below is health and nutrition information about some of the ingredients needed to make this recipe. Enjoy!

 

 

 

Turkey: High in protein and low in fat. Turkey is a good source of lean meat, vitamins and minerals. Turkey helps keep healthy levels of serotonin in your body and keeps insulin levels stable.

 

 

Lettuce: Has many vitamins, calcium, and potassium. Low in calories (1 calorie per leaf), sugar, and fat. Iceberg lettuce has a higher water content than other lettuces. It also prevents heart disease and inflammation.

 

 

Onions: Many vitamins, minerals, fiber, and carbohydrates consisting of simple sugars. Onions are also full of plant compounds and antioxides. Onions help reduce the risk of cancer, lowers blood sugar, and improves bone health.

 

 

Tomatoes: Full of vitamins, potassium, and fiber. Tomatoes are also made up of 95% water! Tomatoes are low in calories, sugar, carbohydrates (carbs), and fat. Tomatoes help prevent heart attacks, strokes, heart disease, cancer, blood clots and helps with skin health. Tomatoes also help build a protective layer over your blood vessels.

 

 

Bell peppers: Full of lots of vitamins and minerals. They help prevent the common cold, anemia, and prostate and lung cancer. Bell peppers also help with your vision and to have a faster metabolism.

Food produced locally is more nutritious. This is because food contains the most nutrients around the time it is harvested. The longer food spends traveling, the less nutrition it contains. Less time traveling also means less exposure to harmful chemicals and less production of greenhouse gasses. What a tasteful way to decrease our carbon footprint!

 

Find ingredients for Turkey Taco Lettuce Wraps and more at Anderson’s Farm Market, The Local Food Market, or through a CSA share at Main Street Farms. Check out the healthy and delicious recipe for Turkey Taco Lettuce Wraps below.

 

 

Turkey Taco Lettuce Wraps

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

       

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