Himmelfarb is cooking!

Or rather, Whole Foods Market @ Foggy Bottom was cooking in Himmelfarb Library on Monday night.  Katie Albers, healthy eating specialist, was in the library talking about healthy eating on a budget and teaching SMHS, SPHHS, and SON students to make Creamy Avocado & Garbanzo Wraps and Pineapple Avocado Salsa.  Along with a demonstration and discussion of ideas for making fast, budget-friendly recipes, the group sampled Katie’s creations.

Katie was here as part of the Healthy Living @ Himmelfarb initiative.  She will be back for another session on November 13th on Quick and Easy Meals.  You can RSVP for that session as well as sessions on yoga, yoga nidra, and preventing injury on the Healthy Living @ Himmelfarb website.

If you want to try the (delicious) recipes from Monday night, follow these recipes:

Creamy Avocado & Garbanzo Wrap
Makes  4 Wraps / $1.59 per serving

1 15-ounce can garbanzo beans
1 avocado
1 can chipotle chilies, chopped
Juice of 1 lime
2 T red onion, chopped
1/4 c. feta cheese (optional)
2 c. shredded red cabbage
1/4 c. fresh cilantro
2 T. cider vinegar
Salt & pepper, to taste
4 whole wheat tortillas or wraps

In a small bowl, whisk cider vinegar, chipotle chilies, 1/2 of the lime juice, and salt and pepper.  Add carrot, cabbage, and cilantro to coat.  Mash garbanzo beans and avocado in a medium bowl with a fork and stir in  onion, feta cheese and remaining lime juice.  Spread bean mixture over the wraps, top with the cabbage mix, and roll!

Pineapple Avocado Salsa
Serves 4 / $1.65 per serving

1 cup diced fresh pineapple
1 avocado diced
1/2 c. chopped cilantro
1/4 c. finely chopped red onion
1 jalapeno pepper, seeded and finely chopped (optional)
Juice of 1 lime
Salt to taste

Toss all ingredients together in a large bowl.  Serve immediately or cover and chill until ready to use.

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