I know what you’re thinking… vegetables = BLECH! Right?
I learned how to make awesome veggie wraps while working at Bridgehead and have found wraps to be my new favorite way to consume a great big quantity of veggies, while still getting that ‘full’ feeling in my belly. This is my spin on the famous (now-sadly-discontinued) Bridgehead Veggie Wrap.
RECIPE: Mmm… Veggie Wrap
- 1 large whole wheat wrap
- 1 tbsp light hummus
- 5 cherry tomatoes, halved
- 4 pieces of red onion (when I say pieces I mean strands or whatever a 2-inch long measurement of single onion strands would be called… NO IDEA!)
- 2 tbsp grated carrot
- a couple generous sprigs of fresh dill
- 4 pieces of red pepper
- 3 pieces of cucumber (approximately 3 inches long)
- 1/2 avocado sliced
- 1 cup of rocket (fancy-shmance Jamie Oliver way of saying ‘arugula’)
- S & P
- Spread the hummus on the upper portion of the wrap
- Cover it with grated carrot, onions, peppers & dill
- Lay your slices of avocado over all of that keeping it fairly central
- Add the rest of the veggies and season with S & P
- Cover with rocket
- Fold bottom of the wrap up and then bring in the sides one at a time
- Wrap it with a napkin (which will definitely come in handy when you’re eating it!)
KNOW-IT-ALL TIPS (tee hee!)
- Prepare all your veggies at the beginning of the week and store them in airtight containers in the fridge. I can’t tell you enough how much time it saves me!!!
- Ripen some avocados by placing a banana in the plastic bag with them – it takes about 2 days. Once ripe, stick them in the fridge so they don’t go off
- Buy cherry tomatoes instead of big tomatoes. They’re just as yummy and you can use as many as you want. You don’t end up with those tomato leftovers that you feel bad throwing out but are gross by the time you get around to using them. PLUS they don’t seem to have as much water in them, which means your wrap is less likely to get soggy.
- Grated carrot is an awesome way to add veggies to anything you’re eating. They work great in traditional sandwiches and salads, too!