Wednesday, August 26, 2009

My New Favorite Lunch

This is my new favorite lunch and after scarfing it down for the second time in two days I just had to blog about it.

First, a bit of background. I'm always trying to find ways to add fiber to my diet. Sometimes I'll splurge and get the flour tortillas that have 11 grams of fiber (and about 100 calories) per tortilla. Fiber One cereal is good too but it's so expensive I hardly every buy it.

The standard way to get fiber into my meal plan is, of course, through veggies and fruits but sometimes I'm just not getting to my five servings a day, which makes it tough to get the fiber I need.

So recently I came across a wrap that offered something I'd not seen before: 21 grams of fiber per wrap! Unreal. Before I found these, I started making some veggie wraps. It came about fairly easily. I had a tiny bit of lunch meat left and went to put it in a wrap, but it looked nasty , all moist and stuff, so I tossed it. I figured I didn't really need to have meat so I sauteed some zucchini, summer squash, onions and bell peppers. I sprinkled some sea salt, pepper, cheese and thousand island dressing on it. My new veggie wrap! It was so good.

Lately I've been making it with these 21-gram wraps.

Each wrap has 200 calories, 21 g fiber and 8 g protein. Along with the vegetables, this wrap is loaded with fiber but not calories.

Here are my sauteed veggies. Today I used some yellow bell and serrano peppers, zucchini, mushrooms, cilantro, baby spinach and onion. I also added a bit of Monterey Jack cheese and thousand island dressing.

All told, I'm guessing the wrap had less than 300 calories. And it was so good!

The only problem is that the package of eight cost around five bucks. I suppose I can't eat this every day for lunch, but 2-3 times a week wouldn't be bad.


Tattoos and Teething Rings said...

That looks really good- I'll have to try that out soon since I'm going to the farmer's market on Sunday.

Angie Eats Peace said...

Sounds gngood!

5thsister said...

Mmmmmmmmm! That does look good!

thrasherswife said...

Yumm.... yumm.. and more yumm

Willoughby said...

I love wraps of all kinds. Yours look wonderful!

Lissaloo said...

That looks really tasty, I need to try this soon :)