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Harvest of the Month:

  • September

     

    Pumpkin and Pear 

     

     

     

    PUMPKINS

    PEARS

Recipe of the Month

  • Pumpkin Curry Soup with Peas

    Soup is another great way to include beans/legumes in your lunch box, with a good old fashioned thermos. And Dr. Oz says soup for lunch is a great way to maintain a healthy weight. So, as the days get cool down, warm up with delicious, nutritious soup for lunch!

    INGREDIENTS

    1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil

    1/4 cup chopped onion

    1 (15-ounce) can pumpkin puree
    1 (14-ounce) can unsweetened coconut milk

    2 cups vegetable broth

    2 tablespoons pure maple syrup
    2 - 3 (or more if you like) tablespoons curry powder
    1 cup peas and/or black beans
    Pumpkin seeds and chopped cilantro for garnish (optional)
 Salt and freshly ground black pepper

    PREPARATION

    Heat oil in a large pot over medium heat. Add chopped onion. Cover and cook until softened, 5 minutes. Stir in 1 tablespoon of the curry powder and the pumpkin puree, then whisk in the broth until smooth. Add 2 tablespoons of the maple syrup and season to taste with salt and pepper. Simmer for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally. Next, stir in the coconut milk and peas/beans. Sprinkle with pumpkin seeds and cilantro for garnish.

    We hope these tips and the “wrap” recipe will spark a healthy conversation around your dinner table. Remember, exercise and nutritious food equals better grades! Brought to you by leanandgreenkids.org