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Wrap It Up for Health
Information provided by the American Dietetic Association: Your Link to Nutrition & Health


Want an easy hand-held meal? Just wrap and roll nourishing, flavorful ingredients in a tortilla or flat bread.

Start with a sturdy, pliable wheat tortilla or flat bread. Try tomato, spinach or other flavored tortillas.
Layer on well-dried greens such as lettuce, spinach, watercress and other greens.
Spread on cooked grains like bulgur, couscous, rice or tabouli.
Flavor with salsa or salad dressing. Go easy so the filling won't be soggy.
Add crunch with veggies like diced bell peppers, onion, mushroom, sprouts, drained canned beans.
Top with sliced meat, chicken, or seafood (optional).
Fold in the ends; roll!

Ordering out? Wraps aren't necessarily low-fat or low-calorie. A high-fat sauce or dressing, or a wrap that's twice what you need, may supply enough extra calories or fat for two meals.

Wraps are a great way to use leftovers. Use the chicken from last night's dinner for today's lunch, etc.

 

 
   
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