It’s a Wrap!
Summer mealtimes tend to be quick and simple. Take the wrap. It’s as good a go-to as the stir-fry. Want to know the secret (and so simple) ingredient to an amazing wrap? Let me share.
Your wraps will never be the same…
There are two types of wrap-eating people in this world, the tortilla people and the lettuce people.
Whether your a “tortilla wrap person” or a “lettuce wrap person” the basics are identical. What you choose to wrap in is your personal preference.
In our house we have begun to move away from the tortilla and wrap and focus more on the lettuce wrap. I was extremely hesitant at first. Our home’s dependency on bread and pasta is serious. With kids on the go and picky eaters, those seem to be the easiest items to grab.
However, the more research I do, I realize that this dependency has to change. I am a firm believer in moderation, so I don’t intend to eliminate these foods, just reduce their portions and frequency. I encourage you to do the same.
It requires a little more creative planning, but the benefits are worth it.
These wraps are a regular meal in our house, usually a Tuesday or Wednesday dinner. There are no complaints – so in essence I think they are my favourite meal!!! Soon to be yours, too.
The secret to a good wrap is: The sauce!
Adding a little TLC to our sauces (mayo, dressing, etc) has such a powerful effect on our wraps and sandwiches. There are a million variations, but here’s the one I use in this wrap. Share your favourites in the comments.
What you need:
– 1/2 Chicken breast (or 2 thighs) per person, grilled *
– 1 package of bacon, cooked and diced
– 1 cup shredded cheddar
– 1 tomato, diced
– Lettuce to Wrap (optional) Iceberg, Romaine or Boston Lettuce for wrapping.
– Tortilla’s to Wrap – 12 inch (Optional)
– 1/2 Avocado, diced
– 2 Hard boiled eggs, diced
– 1 1/2 cup mayo
– 1 tbsp – Southwest Seasoning
– 1 tbsp – Bell Pepper Rub
– Salt & Pepper to taste
What you do:
Grill the chicken: I always prefer to grill my chicken on an indoor grill to minimize dryness. On an indoor grill it’s approximately 5 minutes per side on Med-High.
Cook the bacon: My absolute favourite – mess free – way to cook bacon in the oven. Just lay it out on a pan at 350° for 27 minutes. It’s perfect for wraps and sandwiches – and there is no grease splash to clean up. Once you try it this way, you’ll never go back to frying!
Place diced chicken, diced bacon, diced tomato, cheddar and any optional ingredients into a large mixing bowl. Mix the sauce ingredients together and add to the mixing bowl.
Mix all ingredients well.
Build your wrap using either a tortilla or lettuce wrap. Scoop on 2 to 3 heaping spoonfuls of mixture to each wrap and fold the wrap up.
Folding is a bit of an art in itself, you’ll easily and quickly get the hang of it – here’s a guide:
You can even grill the finished wrap to add extra effect.
Serve immediately with our favourite side dish – a nice salad, chips, french fries, etc.
Feeling satiated at meals, reducing the snacking between meals and improving cognitive function are just some of the benefits from changing the way we look and consume our food. Do some research and some experimentation to see what works for you.
What are your favourite sauce seasonings? Comment below!
That’s a wrap! Enjoy!
Have a great week