Wow, can't believe it has been so long since I have typed any new info. I so apologize! Getting all the kids back to school, and getting back to a normal schedule has been quite difficult.
But, I did manage to find a few great recipes that have helped me stay on track. These recipes are quick and easy. I love them because you can really put anything in them you like, and they would still be pretty good.
Spicy Thai-Style Turkey Wraps
4 tsp canola oil
4 cups packaged coleslaw mix
1 bunch of scallions, sliced
1/4 tsp crushed red pepper
2 cups cooked turkey or chicken breast
1 Tbsp chopped unsalted dry-roasted peanuts
4 tsp lime juice
2 tsp reduced-sodium soy sauce
1/4 cup chopped fresh basil
2 (10 inch) burrito size fat free flour tortillas, warmed
(optional) peanut sauce
1. Heat the oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add the coleslaw mix, scallions, and crushed red pepper; cook, stirring frequently, until the cabbage begins to wilt, about 3 minutes.
2. Stir in the turkey, peanuts, lime juice, and sowy sauce. Cook, stirring frequently, until heated through, about 3 minutes. Remove from the heat and stir in the basil.
3. Spoon half the filling onto each tortilla. (Add peanut sauce to taste, just a tsp or so per roll) Roll up the tortilla and cut in half diagionally.
This has been one of my favorite recipes because it is so quick and easy. It is easy if I am running out of the door, great for everyone in the family, and I have most of the ingredients a majority of the time.
Sun Dried Tomato Hummus
1 oz sun-dried tomtatoes (do not use those canned in oil)
1 3/4 cups canned chickpeas, drained and rinsed (one 15 1/2 oz can)
3 Tbsp tahini
1 clove garlic, minced
1/2 tsp onion powder
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp ground black pepper
Tortilla of your choice (flour, wheat, or sprouted)
1. Bring a tea kettle of water to a boil over high heat. Place the sundried tomatoes in a medium bowl; cover with boiling water to a depth of 1 inch. Set aside to soak for 10 minutes.
2. Drain tomatoes, reserving 3 tablespoons of the soaking liquid.
3. Place the soaked tomatoes, chickpeas, lemon juice, tahini, garlic, onion powder, salt and pepper in a large food processor filled with the chopping blade. Process until smooth, scraping down the inside of the canaster as necessary.
4. Fill your tortilla of choice with this mixture and any other filling like sprouts, cucumbers or tomatoes.
I hope you get a chance to try these great wrap recipes and enjoy! Please feel free to add any comments or variations to these great wrap recipes.