Sunday, August 11, 2019

Healthy Vegan Wraps




Bright green collard greens stuffed with mixed colorful raw vegetables, a little avocado, and some flavorful hummus, make a satisfying vegan lunch and a delicious way to eat more greens!



Transitioning to an all vegan diet is not easy for me.
I'm not always sure what to make to eat but I'm discovering as I go!

My newest idea are these healthy looking collard green wraps!

collard green wrap


They are  easy to make and easy to eat. Not only are they vegan, they are gluten free too! Perfect for me! 

They are filling and delicious and easy to pack and take with me. 
It includes lots of colorful beautiful vegetables with a simple hummus dressing. 

collard green wrap


 It's important to focus on eating lots of vegetables, especially raw veggies on a vegan diet. Honestly, sometimes I'm just not full enough, but I'm trying. Today I ate my wrap with a sweet potato on the side and that helped. 


salad filling for wraps

Adding hummus to the filling not only held the mixture together, but it also added taste and made it more satisfying. 

There are so many varieties of hummus, you could use different flavors for each wrap. Some of my favorite flavors are cilantro jalapeño from Trader Joes, red pepper, spinach and artichoke, olive, and plain.

I really love the beautiful colors and freshness of this wrap. 

 I made 6 of them total and will eat 2 each day for lunch. 


vegan collard green wrap

I used soft curly green lettuce, carrots, celery, red cabbage, avocado, parsley, scallions, avocado and hummus.
I quickly blanched the collard greens before using them to soften them up and bring out their bright green color, and it worked great.

In addition, I made something similar using red cabbage leaves. I had a very small red cabbage and removed some of the outer leaves. I blanched them with the collards and used them as cups to hold the veggies. Drizzled with some tehina dressing , they were wonderful too. 


raw vegetables and wraps
Outer leaves from a very small red cabbage

I just folded each cup together like a taco and ate it. Again, drizzle hummus, tahini, or gluten free soy sauce over the veggies to enhance the flavor. 

Ingredients: 
6 collard leaves
1 cup of carrots, cut into matchsticks
1 cup of celery, cut into matchsticks
1 cup red cabbage, diced 
1/2 cup chopped parsely
1/2 cup sliced scallions
1 slice of avocado per roll 
1 tablespoon of hummus per roll 

Instructions: 
Wash collard greens well and place in a bowl
Bring 4 cups of salted water to a boil and pour over collard greens. Allow to sit for 1 minute or more depending on how soft you want them. Remove collards and place in a bowl of ice water. Drain and save for making the rolls.

Assemble ingredients for filling and use a large tablespoon in the center for each collard. Add a slice of avocado and spread a teaspoon of hummus over the mixture. Roll up like a burrito. Cut in half if desired.


MY NOTES: 

Variation 
1. I have also filled the wraps with roasted cherry tomatoes, roasted slices of eggplant, and pickled roasted red peppers from a jar plus some hummus and shredded carrots. Really Good!

2. I have also use swiss chard and flat kale for wraps!




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9 comments:

  1. Wow that looks good!! A healthy meal you can eat on the run! Thanks for sharing at the What's for Dinner party - Have a great week and I hope I see you at next week's party!

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  2. They look good :-) I also love how colourful and pretty they are.

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  3. This looks delicious and healthy!

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  4. Lazy Gastronome,
    I'm looking forward to next weeks party. They did taste good, in fact I decided to eat two for breakfast instead of waiting for lunch. Nice, light, and healthy way to start to the day.

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  5. Looks delicious & healthy! Found this through the Gastronome, what’s for dinner link up party 🙂

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  6. Delicious wrap! Found this through the Lazy Gastronome link up party 🙂

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  7. Your wraps look so fresh and tasty with the hummus and all those veggies. Thanks for sharing them with Souper Sundays this week.

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  8. Your wraps look so colourful and delicious, Judee! I sometimes have problems with being extra hungry too. My personal trainer always recommends extra servings of veggies to help. These wraps are a great way to get them! Thank you for being a part of the Hearth and Soul Link Party.

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