When I first went to Trader Joe’s I was looking for something “bready” on the healthy side to eat my lunches with. I found some great Whole Grain Wraps (with flaxseed and rolled oats). I stuck them in the freezer and have been eating them a couple times a week for about a month. When microwaved for about 18 seconds, it’s perfect! I’m a big fan of freezing bread. It retains it’s fresh texture for a lot longer this way. Then you just thaw what you need. I’m careful when getting my wraps calorie & nutrition wise…I stay under 140 calories and make sure it’s REALLY whole grain. I also want some with fiber. This one with 120 calories and 5g of fiber fits the bill!
This first wrap is stuffed with chicken sausage, gouda, spinach, and my homemade mango mustard (which is 1 tbsp mango jam and 1 tbsp organic yellow mustard). I love the sweet savory combo.
This one below was my favorite so far! The weird looking patty is a home made quinoa hummus burger! I saw this recipe from Healthy Diariesand tweaked it for what I had on hand. Here is my final recipe…
Hummus Quinoa Burgers!
3/4 cups cooked quinoa (cooled)
1/4 cup your fave hummus (I used traditional)
1 1/2 tsp tomato paste
1 Tbsp ground flaxseed mixed w/ 1 1/2 Tbsp water
1 1/2 tsp low-sodium soy sauce
1/2 tsp dried basil
few dashes ground cumin
few dashes garlic powder
few dashes cayenne pepper (optional)
2 Tbsp wheat flour (or chickpea flour)
Salt & pepper to taste
Heat a non-stick frying pan over medium heat. Mix all ingredients together in a bowl.
Form the mixture into 2 patties. Spray the pan with olive oil and cook for about 5-6 minutes on each side, until browned and firm. That’s your burger!
Final Wrap was ready! I added my mango mustard, spinach, and feta.
I also tried out some turkey, American cheese, hummus, and spinach.
And finally today’s wrap which I dubbed “Fridge Raid Wrap”. Since we are going on a trip tomorrow (somewhere far away! I’ll let you know tomorrow, hehe). I needed to use my stuff! In there is my last chicken sausage and last of my spinach. I made a spread with 1/2 of my last avocado, the last of my tabbouleh, the last couple tablespoons feta, and some tahini to bring it all together. It was SO tasty!
What do you like in your wraps?