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Spring Into Wellness: Black Beans + Rice Dip with Flatout EdgeOn Baked Flatbread Crisps

May 14, 2012

Happy Monday! If you celebrated Mother’s Day over the weekend, we hope you enjoyed your special day. We’ve got another great Spring Into Wellness recipe coming to you from Beth Aldrich that we’re sure your kids will love. A grain of truth from Beth: kids love to create in the kitchen!

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Let’s face it, kids love to play with their food when they eat. They swirl the spaghetti on their forks, they push the carrots around the plate with their fingers and they make bubbles with their milk. As parents, we want to teach our children that food is an important part of living healthy and that having a love for food is a good thing.

When kids get excited about certain foods and about helping in the kitchen, moms should take note and cultivate kitchen participation. If they have favorite foods, let them help you prepare those foods in various recipes and don’t worry too much about the mess or mistakes they might make. Instead, join in on the fun. Just remember to include a variety of proteins, good fats, fiber, grains, fruits and vegetables for balance. It doesn’t have to be perfect and don’t feel as though you need to “fix” the final preparation in front of your child – that will only teach them that what they prepared isn’t good enough. As a rule of thumb, let it be their creation and just step aside.

My youngest son has always loved rice, so when I was put to the task to talk about grains this week, I was thrilled to share this special “after school snack” recipe with you: black beans and rice with spices served with Flatout EdgeOn Baked Flatbread Crisps for dipping. I’m regularly trying to find ways to pair his favorite foods (example: white rice) with new tastes and flavors. By adding the protein and fiber of the beans with the quality of rice, which provides fast and instant energy and the essential source of vitamin B1 and its own fiber, you have a winning combination. The Flatout EdgeOn Baked Flatbread Crisps are the perfectly seasoned, crunchy delivery method for this creation, complete with good carbs, ample protein and bursts of flavor.

Catch a glimpse of Logan in action below. He’s creating a quick, easy and delicious after school snack with his Flatout EdgeOn Baked Flatbread Crisps that is guaranteed to satisfy any hungry child. Adults will love this recipe, too. Give it a try at your next party!

Black Beans & Rice Dip with Flatout EdgeOn Baked Flatbread Crisps

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup quick cook rice
  • 1 can or instant cook pouch of black beans
  • 1/2 teaspoon of garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon of cumin
  • 1-2 teaspoons of dried onions (to taste)
  • Flatout EdgeOn Baked Flatbread Crisps 
  • Sliced tomatoes (optional)
  • Sour cream (optional)
  • Cilantro (optional)

Directions:

Blend rice and beans in a bowl. Stir in seasonings and serve with Flatout EdgeOn Baked Flatbread Crisps. Adorn with sliced tomatoes, sour cream and cilantro, if desired. Enjoy!

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We’d love to hear your fresh perspective!

  • What are your favorite dips to serve with Flatout EdgeOn Baked Flatbread Crisps?
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