Second Harvest Food Bank, Universal Orlando Foundation, and the Orlando After-School All-Stars are gearing up weekly to present “Bites, Camera, Action!” to inner-city middle-schoolers in Orlando. Bites, Camera, Action! is a mobile nutrition program that provides access to nutritious food. The program consists of three components working together to address hunger in our community: a mobile pantry, food truck, and nutrition education.
During the program, students rotate between a nutrition education lesson, cooking demonstration and food truck tasting. At the end, each student receives a family food bag to take home. By engaging students in these activities, we strive to provide a nutrition-based multi-sensory learning experience, while addressing barriers to needy students receiving food.
This month’s theme is “Fuel Up for Sports.” Students play a Jeopardy-type game, learning about the best foods to eat before and after exercise so their bodies can move and recover safely. The recipe prepared in the cooking demonstration and sampled at the food truck is a delicious, high-protein Quinoa Salad Wrap.
Have you tried quinoa? We promise, just like the students, you won’t be disappointed. Enjoy!
Quinoa Salad Wrap
10” Flour Tortilla Wrap
3 oz. Cooked Quinoa
2 oz. Black Bean & Corn Salsa
2 oz. Cooked Chicken
½ oz. Spring Mix Salad
1 oz. Chimichurri Dressing (fresh cilantro and parsley, garlic, olive oil, lemon, and salt & pepper)
1. Mix cooked quinoa, chicken and salsa together, season lightly with salt & pepper.
2. Spread chimichurri onto tortilla.
3. Place 5 oz. quinoa mix in center of tortilla, top with spring mix lettuce.
4. Fold sides and wrap lengthwise to complete the wrap, can be cut in half on the bias (diagonally).
Recipe contributed by Chef Ed Colleran from Universal Orlando