How To Build The Best Wrap
Do you often find yourself reaching for snack foods in the afternoon? It could have something to do with your lunch! I know it can be hard to pack interesting, tasty and filling lunches every single day, but having a few variations to swap between can help relieve boredom.
Knowing what to include (and what to skip) in your lunch might be just the thing to keep you away from the office vending machine. I’ve explained how to put together a healthy salad that’s filling, and now I’m going to explain how to put together a tasty, healthy wrap.
Follow my simple step-by-step guide below and you’ll have lunch all wrapped up!
Select your wrap
Some healthy carbohydrates can help to keep your energy up throughout the afternoon, helping to avoid that 3pm slump! I like to use a wholemeal wrap as my base, but there are other varieties you could use, like chia and quinoa wraps.
Pick your vegetables
Next, load your wrap up with vegetables to provide your body with fibre and nutrients. A mixture of colours and textures can make your wrap look even more delicious, so try reaching for foods like carrot, baby spinach, capsicum (peppers), sprouts and cucumber. Try to add darker greens, like spinach and rocket, as they offer vitamins A and C, which can help with nervous system function and collagen production for healthy skin and bones!
To make it easier to prepare lunch each morning, try chopping up some extra vegetables when you make dinner the night before!
Choose your protein
Your wrap should include a protein source, such as turkey, grilled chicken, egg or beans. Protein can help your body to recover and repair muscle, so having some at lunch time can help replenish your body. An easy lean protein like sliced roast turkey is delicious and light in a wrap, and it tastes yummy with sliced cucumber and grated carrot.
If you love tuna, then check out my blog on creative ways to use tuna, the fast filling is ideal for adding to sandwiches and wraps! For anyone following a vegetarian diet, you might like to add chickpeas or some tofu to your wraps.
Add some healthy fats
We should be eating two serves of healthy fats per day, so try adding some to your lunch. A little sliced avocado, tahini or natural nut butter can help you to meet your daily requirement, plus these healthy fats can help to reduce cholesterol.
Top up with some dairy
As you put together your wrap, crumble some low-fat feta cheese over the top, or add on some ricotta for a serve of dairy.
That’s a WRAP ladies, haha! Follow those steps and you’ve put together a wrap that is filling, that helps you to meet your daily requirements for each food group AND that can taste pretty amazing too.
What are some of your favourite fillings for healthy wraps? Let me know in the comments!
Love, Kayla xx
* Disclaimer: This blog post is not intended to replace the advice of a medical professional. The above information should not be used to diagnose, treat, or prevent any disease or medical condition. Please consult your doctor before making any changes to your diet, sleep methods, daily activity, or fitness routine. Sweat assumes no responsibility for any personal injury or damage sustained by any recommendations, opinions, or advice given in this article.