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Wrap Wrecipe (Friday, July 17, 2009)

One of the hardest parts about dieting is that I tend to cook the same kind of meal, over and over — meat and vegetables. Occasionally I change things up with pasta. Yawn. So yesterday, I was looking through the Food Network web site, and I got a few ideas. One of which was a wrap, which I prepared to my own specifications last night to excellent effect.

Healthy but Tasty Wrap

Ingredients:

  • 2 tbsp Butter
  • 1 large Yellow Onion — Peeled and sliced into large chunks
  • 1 large Zucchini — sliced lengthwise into long pieces about 1/8" thick
  • 4 large Whole Wheat Tortillas
  • 8 oz Hummus — store bought, or made fresh by blending 8 oz chick peas, two cloves of garlic, a tablespoon of sesame tahini, and the juice from two lemons
  • 8 oz Chicken meat — cut into bite sized pieces
  • 8 oz fresh Baby Spinach Leaves

Directions:

  1. In a large cast iron skillet, sautee onion in 1 tbsp hot butter over medium heat until golden, stirring occasionally.
  2. When onions are nearly done, add zucchini and brown on each side for about four minutes. Then move vegetables to the edges of the skillet.
  3. Add the remaining tbsp of butter to the skillet, and cook the chicken until brown.
  4. On each tortilla, put 2 oz of hummus, 1/4 of the vegetable mixture, 2 oz of chicken, and 2 oz of spinach leaves, and roll up.

Makes four wraps. Each wrap contains approximately 350 calories and 8 grams of fiber. If you don't eat meat, the chicken may be replaced with additional squash, sliced portabello, or whatever else you can slice and sautee. You can heat the tortillas or not, if you like. The original recipe also suggested pine nuts, although I didn't have any handy for my own version.

Bon apettit!

—Brian (7/17/2009 10:46 AM)
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