Roasted carrots and a touch of honey lend this incarnation of hummus a kid-friendly tempered sweetness that makes it a delicious and healthy spread for these lunch wraps. The wraps can be assembled up to two days in advance if kept chilled.
Extra hummus can be frozen in an airtight container for future wraps. Or serve it as a healthy after-school snack as a dip with sliced vegetables or whole grain crackers.
Preheat oven to 400 F (200 C). Peel and chop carrots into 1 in (2.5 cm) pieces. Toss carrots with 1 tsp (5 mL) oil and place on baking sheet. Roast until tender and beginning to darken, about 20 minutes. Remove from oven and let cool.
Place roasted carrots, chickpeas, tahini, lemon juice, 2 Tbsp (30 mL) oil, garlic, honey, orange zest, and cumin in food processor container and blend until smooth.
To prepare wraps, spread carrot hummus over surface of wraps and top with an equal amount of chicken, red pepper, and spinach. Roll tightly and slice in half on the bias. If needed, insert toothpicks to hold wraps in place.
This vibrant soup is a soul-soothing hug in a bowl. Blue and purple fruits and vegetables contain powerful antioxidants called anthocyanins that promote health and proper brain function. Apple swap Try swapping out the apples in this recipe for pears. Just like the apples, the subtle sweetness of pears helps balance out the earthiness of the cabbage.
Deep green fruits and vegetables are high on the list of health-promoting foods. Green foods have been shown to contain high amounts of antioxidants and nutrients that promote good cardiovascular health and can inhibit certain carcinogens. Serve this frittata alongside a leafy green salad for an unbeatable green culinary experience. Versatile leftovers Any leftover frittata makes a wonderful filling for a sandwich along with other thinly sliced vegetables you have on hand and a smear of hummus.
This creamy dip will be your go-to for dunking vegetables or for spooning over roast chicken or root vegetables as a sauce. Compounds found in fennel have been shown to stimulate the production of T-cells in our body, which, in turn, may help improve our immune response to infections. If white is right If you would like to stay on the white theme, try serving this dip with an array of white vegetables such as endive leaves, jicama sticks, daikon rounds, steamed nugget potatoes, and cauliflower florets.
The stars of this delicious curry dish are yellow and orange fruits and vegetables, which are high in a form of carotenoids called xanthophylls. These compounds have more of a yellow pigment as opposed to their orangier cousins, the carotenes. While a powerful antioxidant, xanthophylls are mostly associated with maintaining good eye health. Mix and match This curry is easily adaptable to whichever vegetables you have on hand. Experiment to find your favourite combination.