Okay, the real name of this recipe is Happy Wraps, which, as you can tell, I wasn’t a fan of. I mean, how less descriptive can you be? And it’s such a disservice to such a yummy, clean-eating fueled lunch. I mean, really, look at how awesome that looks! I’ve got to say, I was pretty impressed with myself on how pretty I got the wrap to look, because when it comes right down to it, delis have the market cornered on making subs and wraps look amazing. And perfect. They just never look the same at home.
I found this little gem in an August issue of First magazine, and you could not ask for a better guilt-free, colorful, vitamin-boosted lunch. With the carrots and tomatoes, you’re getting vitamins A, C and K, which is perfect for boosting your immune system this time of year, you’re getting dietary fiber in the whole grain wrap and protein from the lean turkey or ham. All that and it’s delicious too? Are you surprised I had this for lunch more than once last week?
Whether you are on the clean eating bandwagon with me or not, make this. It’s healthy, filling, tasty, portable and even kid-friendly, and with the ingredients, you can certainly swap out one thing for another to load up on ingredients that are more up your alley. For example, instead of using lettuce, I used fresh spinach leaves to boost the veggie quotient even more. I also used light veggie cream cheese, instead of regular. And that horseradish? Love that little bite it gives the wrap.
And while I’m on the subject of clean eating, Sarah interviewed me recently for Tablespoon.com (a site owned by the fine folks at General Mills) … you can read it right here, and pick up some tasty new recipes on their site while you’re there!
November 15, 2010, Photo #215
Madeline’s school is studying the letter F this week, and I promised her we would make fudge for her class to enjoy. After dinner, the kids helped me make one of our favorites, Butter Pecan. A seriously simple and seriously OMG recipe. I will need to make sure that every last piece leaves the house tomorrow because as addicted to clean eating and rigorous workouts as I am, I don’t have enough willpower to resist this one.