What we're craving these days are satisfying and easy wraps loaded with all our favorite fillings. While extra bread can load on the calories, swapping your standard bun for a tortilla wrap or tasty greens can make a huge, healthful difference in your meal. Let's get rolling! Here are 20 tasty wrap recipes that will inspire your fit palate.
When you're on the go yet looking for a filling, protein-packed lunch, the Cobb salad wrap has you covered.
In case you aren't familiar with a Cobb salad, it's a classic American salad that is typically loaded with bacon, chicken, blue cheese, egg, and avocado. This recipe isn't about reinventing the wheel — we're just trying to wrap it!
Once the salad is tossed in dressing, wrap it tightly inside a piece of flatbread for an easy way to eat on the go.
The beauty of this salad is that so many interesting and unusual ingredients come together. You may get a bite that's loaded with salty, smoky bacon, while the next will have a large hunk of funky blue cheese. I salivate just conjuring up memories of sinking my teeth into the flavor-filled wrap. To make lunch infinitely better, keep reading for the recipe
Wraps seem like a healthier option than a traditional sandwich since they're not made with thick slices of bread, but depending on what you fill yours with, they can end up being a huge plate of calories and fat. Whether ordering a wrap at your local cafe or rolling one up at home, keep these tips in mind.
- Choose your wrap wisely: There are a whole range of flavors from spinach to sun-dried tomato, and even though these seem to offer extra veggies, they're often made with enriched flour. Be a label reader and ensure the first ingredient in your wrap is a fiber-filled whole grain.
- Use veggies as wraps: For even fewer calories, use greens such as chard, romaine, or spinach. Check out this recipe for veggie chard wraps, or get a little creative by using cucumber as the wrap.
- Experiment with protein: Make the texture of your wrap more exciting and up the nutritional content by getting creative with proteins you normally wouldn't wrap up. For a thick and chewy texture, add flavored tempeh as in these kale avocado wraps with spicy miso-dipped tempeh. Grilled fish or hard-boiled eggs are another tasty protein-packed addition, or go for baked tofu, beans, and even cooked whole grains.
Read on for more tips for healthier wraps.
While shopping around LA, Ashlee Simpson amped up her basics when she wore a colorful geometric Tucker kimono, scalloped Chloé flats ($450), a black Hermés bag, and pork pie hat along with her simple white tee and gray skinny jeans. Her exact wrap isn't available, but if you love the print, you can score the same Tucker print in a dress ($359), maxi skirt ($357), or tie-neck blouse ($274) here. Channel Ashlee's urban-hip style by layering a geometric kimono over your basics, then finish off with classic flats, killer sunglasses, and a quirky topper.
All you do is roast some veggies, layer 'em in a wrap, fold, and voilà, dinner is done. Use whatever vegetables you prefer and if you dislike mayonnaise, skip the garlic mayo step.
For additional flavor and heft, consider adding in cheese, fresh herbs, or beans. Learn the method that you'll use over and over again after the break.
There are few entrées that engage the senses quite like Peking duck, with its shimmery, crackling skin, which gets rolled up with sweet hoisin sauce and fragrant scallions in a steaming-hot pancake. This imperial duck dish takes a long time to make, but I've found a variation with chicken, plums, and tortillas that's a fraction of the prep time. Get the super simple recipe now.
Folded into a soft flour tortilla, the two elements make a filling, flavorful vegetarian meal. Check out the recipe and keep reading
Starbucks isn't the only beverage chain looking to regain its footing: Jamba Juice is also struggling to get its mojo back. In addition to its recently introduced oatmeal and licensed supermarket products, the smoothie giant will also unveil a new menu of food items.
Jamba's new menu will contain food items such as wraps, salads, and flatbreads, and will debut next week in California, with stores in the rest of the country following over the year.
The ready-made wraps include Asian-Style Chicken, Chimichurri Chicken, Gobble'licious Turkey, Greek Goddess, and Grains and Greens for vegans, and two salads, Caesar the Day, and Couscous Produce. All wraps and salads will retail at $5.50.
In addition, Jamba is also installing turbo ovens in stores for new baked-to-order California Flatbreads, which will come in four flavors: Four Cheesy ($3.50), Smokehouse Chicken, Tomo Artichoko, and MediterraneYum ($3.75). The company is also adding iced tea beverages and fruit-tea infusions in exotic flavors like prickly pear, passion fruit, and pomegranate. All will be made without high-fructose corn syrup or artificial flavors.
In times when money's tight and people are more health conscious than ever, smoothies have seemingly fallen by the wayside. Because they're not filling enough — yet often have the calories — to be a meal, these fruity frosties have never played a part in my everyday routine. While it's a risky move for the chain, I could see how its on-the-go options might be appealing. Would you buy food at Jamba Juice?
Get your family excited about dinner with this hands-on meal. Have younger children help shred the chicken and older kids prep and chop the veggies. Then at the table, everyone can assemble a wrap to their own liking.
Don't be afraid to get creative with the filling; red peppers and mushrooms would be welcome additions. For this healthy, uncomplicated, and satisfying meal, read more