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Zesty Black Bean and Veggie Wrap

I’m just going to keep this short and sweet. Try this ASAP!

“Whether you’re brown bagging it, or making a quick lunch to enjoy at home, this tasty Black Bean and Veggie Wrap wrap will delight you and your family. Once they take a bite, they won’t even notice it’s chock full of good-for-you fruit, veggies, beans and brown rice!” Courtesy of: Green Mountain at Fox Run, Vermont

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Ingredients
  • 1/2 cup fresh pineapple, grapes, cantaloupe, mango, peach OR nectarine, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons chopped red pepper
  • 2 tablespoons chopped cilantro
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 medium clove garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 1/2 cup canned black or other favorite bean, rinsed and drained
  • 1/4 cup cooked brown rice
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 large or 2 small honey wheat wraps
  • 2 tablespoons shredded cheese (mozzarella, cheddar or the like)
  • 1 large leaf romaine lettuce, chopped or torn
 Directions
  1. Mix fruit, red pepper, cilantro, lemon juice, garlic, olive oil, beans and rice in small bowl.
  2. Season with salt and pepper.
  3. Spread mix over 1 large or 2 small wraps; top with shredded cheese and lettuce.
  4. Roll. If using large wrap, cut in half.

 


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Cucumber Papaya Salad with Poppy Seed Dressing

This is a refreshing salad, it’s easy to make and the best part is you can let it sit and marinate, so it will taste even better!

 

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“This recipe for Cucumber Papaya Salad with Poppy Seed Dressing is a guest favorite at the New Life Hiking Spa, a nationally recognized affordable destination spa located in the beautiful Green Mountains of Vermont.  Chop the ingredients, dress quickly and let marinate for 30 minutes while you take a brisk walk, and come back to a delicious lunch.”

Ingredients
  • 2 cucumbers, peeled or un-peeled, de-seeded
  • 1/2 cup diced dried papaya
  • 1/4 cup non-fat plain yogurt
  • Juice of one lemon
  • 1 tablespoon poppy seeds
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley
  • 1 clove chopped fresh garlic
  • Coarse ground pepper to taste
Method
  1. Place all ingredients in a bowl, mix, let sit for 1/2 hour and enjoy!