It's a Wrap!

Worried about what to eat at lunch?

If soup and a wrap is your jam, then you should definitely check out these crazy good tortilla substitutes below!!

 

The average SMALL flour tortilla is 150 calories with 5 grams of fat and 22 grams of carbs. 

Not awful but still pretty high in both fat and total calories for something that comprises a small part of your meal.

Luckily there are some great, healthy substitutions out there!!

Veggies to the rescue!

I am constantly working to add more veggies to my diet. They are high in fiber, low in fat and it's almost impossible to over eat.

Many vegetables can be cut in wide sheets and the used either raw or roasted to offer great low cal wrap options. (Note a mandolin can be used to do this but watch your fingers! I prefer the veggie sheet attachment on my kitchen aid)

My Favorite Are

*Eggplant

 *Zucchini

*Jicama

*Red Pepper

 

Broad Leaf, Sturdy Lettuces

Collard greens, chard, romaine, cabbage and iceberg can also be used to wrap and roll for anyone who does not want to spend time slicing. 

Lettuces are probably the least labor-intensive option but in my opinion, not as yummy as a roasted veggie wrap!

 

Cauliflower

I often refer to cauliflower as the miracle baking veggie!! Cauliflower can be used to make a wide variety of things including tortillas, pizza dough, pretzels, chips and crackers. 

GO CAULIFLOWER!!

That said, making cauliflower tortillas from scratch is fairly labor intensive (you have to rice it, let it sit, and squeeze excess juice out.) 

My boyfriend absolutely loves these so, when I set aside the time to make for him, I always make a big batch which can be stored and frozen for future use.

These are not an everyday endeavor!!

I love this recipe from Recipe Girl. Simply use egg whites (no yolk) and collagen for lower fat option.

https://www.recipegirl.com/cauliflower-tortillas/

 

Seaweed

Non-roasted nori sheets can be a very nourishing and simple wrap substitute. I saved this for last for a couple of reasons.

1. If moist seaweed goes from crunchy to chewy. I solve this problem by putting dry ingredients (such as bean sprouts or shredded carrot) down first and any sauces last, on top of dry ingredients)

2. With seaweed you definitely get that seaweedy taste!  Personally, I don't mind this when paired with the right ingredients BUT it's something to be aware of.

 

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