As part of my “How to Eat Healthy on $5.00 a Day” experiment, I made a veggie wrap for lunch on Day 1. This could be done in a number of ways: Use lavash instead of tortillas. Take advantage of vegetables in season. Add olives, pickles, or cheese….whatever’s in your budget. These wraps could be made ahead of time to bring for lunch or a snack. They would pack well for a road trip, too. Here’s the recipe I came up with for my lunch:
Veggie Wrap with Garbanzo Bean Schmear
2 oz. garbanzo beans
1/2 tsp. olive oil
Juice from a quick squeeze of a fresh lemon
Salt and pepper to taste
1/2 oz. sunflower seeds
1 carrot, grated
2 oz. lettuce greens
Smash garbanzo beans in a bowl, add olive oil, lemon juice, salt, and pepper. Mix together. Meanwhile, warm tortillas briefly either on a griddle or in microwave. (I nuked them for 15 seconds.)
Divide and schmear the bean mixture in the center of each tortilla. Sprinkle with sunflower seeds.
Grate the carrot, and divide between the two tortillas.
Add lettuce. Sprinkle with salt and pepper.
Roll tortillas into a wrap. Portable!