Take a break from the bread slices and roll together a different type of lunch with wraps — the best thing since sliced bread. Seriously — they don’t get all soggy like bread does when you bring your lunchtime sammich to the office with you. Try these roll-ups for a flavorful nutritious lunch that you can pack to go or enjoy on the weekend.
Cheesesteaks don’t have to be packed with calories and fat — this one from GreenLiteBites.com clocks in at only 8 Weight Watchers Points. Use a whole-wheat tortilla, make the cheese low-fat and use whatever lean-meat leftovers you have from previous meals — a chicken cheesesteak wrap can be just as good! For a guide to how many calories and how much fat are in various cuts of meat, check out our infographic.
There are no words to describe how much we love avocados (click here to see how serious our obsession is), and this lunch wrap from Aromatic Cooking does our favorite food justice. Use flat-out bread or a whole-wheat tortilla, add guacamole, cooked black beans, chili flakes, Greek yogurt or sour cream and add whatever veggies you have around — the recipe recommends broccoli or asparagus. We recommend roasting the broccoli in the oven to add a crispy texture to the wrap.
This is the recipe that first got us experimenting with cream cheese (low-fat!) on wraps — so good! Rachael Ray’s turkey wrap with cucumber cream cheese is incredibly simple to make — just chopped cucumber, softened cream cheese and turkey on a tortilla — and is perfect for a brown-bag lunch during the week. Use whole-wheat wraps for extra fiber.
All of our favorite Thai flavors wrapped into one tortilla: coconut milk, curry and peanuts. If you’re not a fan of coconut, don’t go anywhere. Even those who hate coconut (in our opinion, it’s a ruiner of chocolate cake) like Thai dishes made with coconut milk — lots of curry dishes are made with it. The taste is much more subdued than if you were eating raw flakes of the fruit. This wrap from Whole Foods Market coats shredded chicken in a mix of coconut milk, Thai green curry paste, cilantro, carrots, green onions and peanuts, and then adds the chicken mixture — plus some lettuce — to a tortilla. This is a lunch wrap masterpiece as far as we’re concerned.
Who needs cheese or meat when you have hummus? This vegan wrap from Lunchbox Bunch uses roasted red pepper hummus, shredded carrots, baby spinach, a tiny bit of lemon juice, edamame soy beans, avocado slices and pepper. We love how the edamame soy beans add a nice crunch to complement the creamy hummus. Another great thing about this wrap: It only has 220 calories, has zero fat and packs 8 grams of protein.
Want a wrap with a kick? This Southwestern-style wrap from the Menu Musings blog rolls together Southwestern seasoned chicken breast strips, sundered tomatoes, cherry cranberry pecan mix (which packs a powerful crunch), nonfat Greek yogurt, lettuce and tarragon vinegar in multigrain flat bread. Great for a prepacked lunch and estimated at around 325 calories, 7.5 grams of fat and 35.5 grams of protein.