During the past two years, as part of the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act, the U.S. Department of Agriculture has implemented strict guidelines in an effort to make school lunches healthier.

Locally, Plum Market is working with Detroit County Day School to plan out school meals that are both delicious and yummy.


Plum Market has shared one of their healthy kids meal recipe with Live in the D: Tacos!


Bean & Rice Taco Filling


1 Cup Brown Rice Cooked (May Substitute Quinoa or Your Favorite Grain)

2 Tablespoons Vegetable Oil

Red Onion Sliced

Yellow Pepper Thinly Sliced Lengthwise

Red Pepper Thinly Sliced Lengthwise

Green Pepper Thinly Sliced Lengthwise

1 Cup Corn Fresh, or Thawed and Drained if Frozen

3T Taco Seasoning (See Recipe)

1 Jalapeno Pepper Diced (Optional)

1 Clove Garlic Minced

16oz. Can Black Beans, Drained

16oz. Can Pinto Beans, Drained



In a 12” sauté pan, heat oil until shimmering. Add onions and sauté until translucent. Add corn, red, green, yellow, and jalapeno peppers and continue to cook until tender, about 5 minutes.

Add garlic and taco seasoning mix and cook, stirring, for about one minute.

Add drained beans and cook, stirring, until warm, about five minutes.

Mix the cooked beans and peppers with cooked rice. Serve in warm tortilla shells.