Rice & beans is a common kid staple and this Panda Bear version is a great way to create a cute and quick lunch while you’re reading one of our favorite Eric Carle books, Panda Bear, Panda Bear. The beans are an great source of protein and fiber and will help to power your little one through their busy afternoon. Substitute brown rice, quinoa, or any other whole grain for an added boost of nutrition and don’t forget the kiwi and celery to round out this healthy lunch.

Panda Bear Rice & Beans

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Servings 1 Prep Time 10minutes
Servings 1 Prep Time 10minutes
Rice & beans is a common kid staple and this Panda Bear version is a great way to create a cute and quick lunch while you’re reading one of our favorite Eric Carle books, Panda Bear, Panda Bear. The beans are an great source of protein and fiber and will help to power your little one through their busy afternoon. Substitute brown rice, quinoa, or any other whole grain for an added boost of nutrition and don’t forget the kiwi and celery to round out this healthy lunch.

Katie's Tip

Katie's Tip

Katie's Tip

Katie's Tip

Katie's Tip

Alone, beans and rice are incomplete proteins, meaning they lack all of the essential amino acids our bodies need. Together they complete one another, providing all of the essential amino acids found in animal proteins.
Katie is the Official Registered Dietitian of Produce for Kids, mom of three and author of MomtoMomNutrition.com
Alone, beans and rice are incomplete proteins, meaning they lack all of the essential amino acids our bodies need. Together they complete one another, providing all of the essential amino acids found in animal proteins.
Katie is the Official Registered Dietitian of Produce for Kids, mom of three and author of MomtoMomNutrition.com
Ingredients
  • 1/2 cup cooked white rice
  • 1/2 cup low-sodium black beans, drained, rinsed
  • 1 stalk celery
  • 1 kiwi, peeled, sliced
  • 1 slice low-sodium deli turkey
Directions
  1. Arrange rice & beans in the shape of a panda. Create a tree out of the rolled-up turkey and kiwi slices and place celery stick in panda's hand for bamboo.
Nutritional Value
Calories: 379 Fat: 2g Carbohydrates: 77g Sugar: 21g Sodium: 255mg Fiber: 16g Protein: 17g Cholesterol: 15mg
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Servings 1 Prep Time 10minutes
Servings 1 Prep Time 10minutes
Rice & beans is a common kid staple and this Panda Bear version is a great way to create a cute and quick lunch while you’re reading one of our favorite Eric Carle books, Panda Bear, Panda Bear. The beans are an great source of protein and fiber and will help to power your little one through their busy afternoon. Substitute brown rice, quinoa, or any other whole grain for an added boost of nutrition and don’t forget the kiwi and celery to round out this healthy lunch.

Katie's Tip

Katie's Tip

Katie's Tip

Katie's Tip

Katie's Tip

Alone, beans and rice are incomplete proteins, meaning they lack all of the essential amino acids our bodies need. Together they complete one another, providing all of the essential amino acids found in animal proteins.
Katie is the Official Registered Dietitian of Produce for Kids, mom of three and author of MomtoMomNutrition.com
Alone, beans and rice are incomplete proteins, meaning they lack all of the essential amino acids our bodies need. Together they complete one another, providing all of the essential amino acids found in animal proteins.
Katie is the Official Registered Dietitian of Produce for Kids, mom of three and author of MomtoMomNutrition.com
Ingredients
  • 1/2 cup cooked white rice
  • 1/2 cup low-sodium black beans, drained, rinsed
  • 1 stalk celery
  • 1 kiwi, peeled, sliced
  • 1 slice low-sodium deli turkey
Directions
  1. Arrange rice & beans in the shape of a panda. Create a tree out of the rolled-up turkey and kiwi slices and place celery stick in panda's hand for bamboo.
Nutritional Value
Calories: 379 Fat: 2g Carbohydrates: 77g Sugar: 21g Sodium: 255mg Fiber: 16g Protein: 17g Cholesterol: 15mg

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