July 30, 2007

Quick and Healthy Recipe: Veggie Wraps

This easy to make (no appliances needed!) recipe is a great summertime lunch treat.

1 whole wheat wrap
2 tablespoons hummus
1/2 cup avocado
1/4 cup peppers (red or green)
1/8 cup red onion, chopped
1/4 cup mesclun mix
1/8 cup carrots, shredded

Place ingredients in the center of the wrap (for an extra touch, heat up the wrap in the microwave first for approximately 30 seconds), fold, and eat.

Nutrition Profile:
360 calories
14 grams heart-healthy fats

2 grams saturated fat
11 grams (!) fiber

Although it might not seem like a filling meal, the combination of high fiber and heart-healthy fats is guaranteed to keep you full for hours. Even my most carnivorous friends have been surprised at how great this wrap is and how full they feel afterwards.

As an added bonus, the medley of vegetables provides a plethora of vitamins (including A, C, and E), minerals (such as potassium and magnesium), and antioxidants.

Goes great with a chickpea, cucumber, and cilantro salad.

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