We often get on food kicks over here. Doesn’t kicks sound better than ruts? And lately, wraps have been our thing! I’ve made breakfast wraps and salad wraps for myself, but I’m not the only one who is enjoying the trend. Hailey has been joining in too!
I’ll fully admit that my main draw to them is their simplicity. Simply grab a tortilla of choice (we prefer La Tortilla Factory’s brand if we can find it- it’s amazing how many tortillas contain hydrogenated oils and these don’t!), layer, roll and slice!
Here are a few of our current favorites:
Ingredients: Wheat wrap, sharp cheddar cheese, Applegate Farms deli ham. Steamed green beans on the side with olive oil, lemon juice, salt, pepper and garlic salt.
Method: Place two slices of ham on the tortilla, then shred or thinly slice the cheddar to layer on top. After about 30 seconds in the microwave, roll up while still warm (the cheese helps it stick together). Allow it to cool and slice with serrated knife.
Optional Dippers: Mustard or ranch
Health Benefits: Whole grain energy from the wrap, staying power of protein from the ham and cheese, a green veggie for phytonutrients and olive oil (on the beans) for some healthy fats.
Ingredients: Wheat wrap, natural peanut butter (or almond butter), banana, strawberries, local honey and chia seeds.
Method: Cover the wrap in a thin layer of peanut butter. Thinly slice strawberries and banana and place in single layer. Drizzle with honey and sprinkle with chia seeds. Roll up and slice with serrated knife.
Optional Dippers: Put honey on the side instead of in the wrap if you child is into dipping.
Health Benefits: Whole grains from the wrap, staying power of protein and fat from the peanut butter, phytonutrients from the fruit, healthy omega-threes from the chia seeds and and allergy-fighting properties (and deliciousness) from local honey.
Ingredients: Wheat wrap, sharp cheddar cheese, refried black beans, red pepper.
Method: Cover the wrap in a thin layer of refried black beans. Thinly slice red pepper (into strips or a small dice) and place in single layer. Sprinkle with shredded cheddar and microwave for about 30 seconds. Roll up while warm, allow it to cool and slice with serrated knife.
Optional Dippers: Salsa or plain Greek yogurt whipped with lime juice and cilantro.
Health Benefits: Whole grain energy from the wrap, protein from refried beans, phytonutrients and a pretty pop of color from the red pepper, and avocado for some healthy fat.
Of course, the wonderful thing about wraps is that the possibilities are endless! Some other delicious and nutritious combos include:
- Hummus, shredded carrots and cheese
- Veggie cream cheese and thinly sliced cucumber
- Almond butter with slivered almonds, raisins and honey
- Pizza sauce, cheese, olives
- Smashed avocado, thinly sliced tomato, natural bacon
- Cream cheese, cinnamon, shredded apple
Are you a fan of wraps?
What are your favorite flavor combinations?