Simple Easy Veggie Pita Wraps!

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    Kim
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    I have been meaning to post more easy recipes so thought I would do another one now that’s great for lunch or a light dinner. When I went vegan a while back I found lots of creative ways to make healthy food without much meat or cheese, but using veggies, beans, peas and other things for protein. (I am about half vegan in my diet now although I don’t consume dairy but still eat bits of lean meat and fish.) So one thing we used to make all the time were veggie wraps. If you think in terms of Pita Pit or Extreme Pita (if those franchises are in the U.S.), these are the kinds of wraps we used to make. We would use pitas a lot but you can use wraps too.

    Ingredients:

    Package of whole wheat pita bread or wraps
    Hummus
    Guacamole or Avocado
    Romaine Lettuce or Spring Mix
    Spinach
    Cilantro
    Tomatoes
    Bean Sprouts
    Carrot
    Cucumber
    Red or Green Pepper
    Extra Virgin Olive Oil
    Balsamic Vinegar or Rice Vinegar
    Sea Salt
    Black Pepper

    Other Options:

    Salsa
    Kale
    Raw Onion
    Rice
    Beans
    Olives
    Pineapple
    Pickles
    Meat
    Cheese
    Salad Dressing
    Nutritional Yeast
    Herbs or Spices

    *Now if you don’t have wraps or pitas, you can just make this as a salad or use collard greens to wrap it up but to me the wrap is more filling because you get some carbs with the wrap or pita and the hummus and guacamole give you protein.

    1. Wash and slice up your veggies. Break lettuce up.

    2. Take a wrap and smear half of one side with hummus or if using a pita, open the pita, peel one side halfway down and smear half of the inside with hummus. (Spread along the edges too to help the wrap or pita stick together when rolled up.)

    3. If using guacamole, smear the other half of the wrap or pita with guacamole or if using avocado, slice the avocado in half around the pit, pull a part, remove pit and scoop out avocado with a spoon and spread onto wrap or pita.

    4. Fill wrap or pita with all the veggies. (If using rice or beans add those first.)

    5. Drizzle the extra virgin olive oil and vinegar over all the veggies and sprinkle with salt and pepper. (You can use salad dressing or salsa for extra kick instead of the oil and vinegar.) Sprinkle with spices or other herbs if you wish or nutritional yeast.

    6. Roll the wrap or pita up and the hummus on the edges should keep it stuck together so it doesn’t unroll.

    7. Eat and enjoy! Serve with soup on the side if you wish!

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    #904461

    Jennifer
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    For those like me that can’t eat the wheat of the wraps, you can also do this but wrap it up in a leaf of butter lettuce or a similar lettuce, to keep it as finger food. 🙂

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    #904471

    Kim
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    Good idea! Another thing you can use for a wrap is a collard leaf as they are very sturdy and very good for you. Or if you can find wraps that are gluten free or made of something other than wheat that can work too. Or you can make it as a salad which is still very good!

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    Jennifer
    Keymaster

    Good idea! Another thing you can use for a wrap is a collard leaf as they are very sturdy and very good for you. Or if you can find wraps that are gluten free or made of something other than wheat that can work too. Or you can make it as a salad which is still very good!

    I’ve kicked most grains out of my diet, so lettuce leaves work really well for me. 🙂

    My friend also slices bell peppers in half and uses them as ‘buns’… you can fill them with quite a bit! They hold a lot of food. Bell peppers are the one veggie I cannot stand so I pass on them but if other people here like them it’s a great alternative!

    Another alternative that I personally really like is to wrap up all of my ‘sandwich’ contents into a nori wrapper and eat it as a wrap that way. 🙂 It’s best fresh, though. It can get sort of soggy if it sits too long.

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