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Healthy Fun For Families : Happy Trails

Activity Idea: Don't let the rainy forecast and muddy grounds get in the way of your outdoor activities. With the appropriate outdoor attire, you can take on all of the elements that spring in Vermont sends our way. An umbrella, mud boots, and a rain jacket could be all that you need to get out for brisk walk, hike, or bike ride. Time to say goodbye to the "dreaded" treadmill and hello to the "happy" trails.

Nutrition Tip: We have talked in the past about keeping good nutrition simple. Having the basics available to you can help create a variety of nutritious, inexpensive meals. For example, tortillas are very versatile and easy to make which creates a staple ingredient for multiple dishes. Tortillas can be filled with beans, vegetables, chicken, fish, cheese, eggs and even peanut butter and jelly. The ideas are endless!

Recipe: Whole Wheat Tortillas (Recipe by 100 Days of Real Food)

Ingredients: Makes 12 Tortillas

2 ½ cups whole wheat or whole wheat white flour

½ cup oil (canola)

1 tsp. salt

1 cup warm water


1. Mix flour, oil, and salt until crumbly.

2. Gradually add warm water and continue mixing until the dough is smooth.

3. Divide dough into 12 equally sized pieces.

4. Roll each piece into a ball and flatten with the palm of your hand.

5. Cover with plastic wrap and let rest at room temperature for at least 15 minutes or up to an hour.

6. Heat skillet to medium high heat. The pan should be fairly hot before you begin cooking.

7. Using a rolling pin, roll out each ball into 8-10" tortilla. Be careful not to use too much flour when rolling as excess flour will burn in the pan.

8. Grease the pan with a touch of oil and carefully transfer each tortilla one at a time to the pan and cook until puffy and slightly brown, about 30-45 seconds per side.

9. Set aside on a plate to cool. Eat within an hour, refrigerate or freeze.

Sponsored by the Fit and Healthy Coalition with the support of Northeastern Vermont Regional Hospital.

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