With the assistance of my handy crock pot rotisserie chicken, last week I had an abundance of meat. It was an absurd amount to chop into bite-sized chunks. I wondered how I was going to eat it all, and along the way I stumbled upon my new favorite lunch/dinner/snack, whole wheat wraps. I know, I know. People have been talking about wraps for years. Food courts, restaurants and grocery stores all sell them, magazines like Self and Shape recommend them, but whenever I attempted to plan ahead and make my own wraps, they fell flat.
Asparagus & Mushroom Chicken Wrap
1 whole wheat tortilla
1 tbsp mayo (you can use low-fat but I hate the taste)
a few drops balsamic vinegar
garlic salt or garlic pepper
2 oz shredded mozzarella
1/4 cup roasted asparagus and mushrooms (leftover from the Men’s Health meal plan)
1/2 bell pepper, sliced
1/4 cup chopped or shredded chicken
a few leaves baby spinach or spring mix
Mix mayo, balsamic and garlic salt in a little bowl to make a balsamic aioli of sorts (the lazy lunch version). Spread a tablespoon on your whole wheat wrap, sprinkle with cheese, add roasted vegetables, bell pepper and chicken, top with baby spinach, and wrap up like a burrito.
My father always gave the best burrito-wrapping lessons ever, and it has kept my wraps/burritos from falling apart when others’ turn into a torn up mess. Fold in the top and bottom of your wrap and hold down, then fold over the right side so it covers all your ingredients. Fold over again so the left side of your wrap is now on the bottom. Make sure your first, top-folded parts are tucked in so nothing escapes!
The best thing about these wraps is, they’re so adaptable! Change it up by swapping out pepper jack for mozzarella, shredded cabbage for spring mix, add in black beans, onion bell peppers, and jalapeno and you’ve got a Mexican-inspired chicken wrap. The possibilities are pretty much endless.
Now that I’ve figured out a method that works for me, I’ve been eating wraps for lunch all week! For all you wrap aficionados, what’s your favorite combo?