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.