At Junior High in Montana, Taco Time Espouses Healthy Eating

Family members prepare a healthy taco dinner at the junior high

Chris Peterson, Hungry Horse News

Family members prepare a healthy taco dinner at the junior high
Photo by Hungry Horse News

Cauliflower and chickpeas. An ancient variety of field corn. Walnuts and lentils. And, oh yeah, some good old chicken.

That’s what a host of families last week cooked up as part of a taco night at the Columbia Falls Junior High. The idea was for families to try healthy, new ways of cooking, said Jenna Foster, the FoodCorps service member working with the junior high this school year.

“It’s all new recipes and all of them are on the healthy side,” Foster noted. “There’s zero actual taco meat.”

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