Lunch Today: Chickpea and Mango Wraps

chickpea wraps aTortilla wraps are probably the most versatile thing in my kitchen. From breakfast burritos to quesadillas, they are a kid friendly and delicious vehicle to get a lot of nutrition into your meal. And this recipe for chickpea and mango wraps is no exception. It’s fresh and delicious and incredibly easy to make. Plus, the two star ingredients offer a ton of health benefits!

Chickpeas are legumes and research has shown that people who regularly consume legumes have a reduced risk of coronary heart disease. Chickpeas also offer calcium, folate, magnesium and potassium, Continue reading “Lunch Today: Chickpea and Mango Wraps”

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Lunch Today: Mango Papaya Salsa

mango-papaya-salsaThis isn’t really a meal per se, but mango papaya salsa is a great topping for fish, burgers and chicken, and it makes a great dip, too! Since many will be having backyard parties and doing some grilling, this easy-to-make salsa, bursting with tropical fruit flavors, will be a hit with your friends.

Papaya, one of the stars of this recipe, contains more vitamin A than carrots and more vitamin C than oranges. It also contains an enzyme called papain that helps digest foods. The other star, mango, is rich in vitamins, minerals and antioxidants (particularly vitamins A and C, potassium and beta-carotene). Continue reading “Lunch Today: Mango Papaya Salsa”

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