I have one of my all time FAVORITE lunches (or a light dinner!) to share with you today.
After struggling with skin and joint issues for years I was finally diagnosed with Psoriasis which effects the inside and outside of your body. A few months before that I visited a Naturopath and was tested for tons of allergies. For years I thought I was sensitive to wheat, turns out wheat and I can be friends again! It was dairy that I needed to cut out.
Breaking up with CHEESE was hard, I mean really weird to not order a salad with gorgonzola or pizza with sauce and toppings, sans the cheese. But, there are a ton of alternatives out there and honestly after 6 months, I don’t miss it.
So, that is the journey that has lead me to reducing my intake of meat, and when I do have it I try to buy the cleanest options I can find. But today this wrap is vegan so we don’t need to worry about that!
I am kind of addicted to honey mustard anything, so when I whipped up a little batch for a salad recently I decided to make it more of a meal and turn it into a wrap sandwich with hummus as the protein. Vegetables have protein as well, we hear a lot about getting enough calcium and protein and different schools of thought on nutrition. My theory is listen to your body and stay away from processed food. Front load every meal with tons of veggies and fruit, some nuts and healthy grains and you won’t have as much room for steak and mashed potatoes. Everything in moderation right? And if you break down and do drive thru three days in a row let it go and eat clean the next few days.
Ok enough talk, let’s EAT 🙂
This is a super simple recipe and you can swap out black beans, hot sauce etc… and give this a spicy flair or really get as creative as you want. I could see some slivered almonds, a few olives and vegan feta on one of these which I think I will make next.
Start with one or two tortillas, I use a non-gmo wheat tortilla but the sky is the limit. This just holds all the yummy veggies together when you are eating it.
I add two pieces of romaine letter, 1/4 c. Hummus, and a 1/4 c. each sprouts and shredded carrots. A sliced tomato and because nothing is complete without red onion for me, some red onion slices.
BUT, it is not complete until we have the sauce 🙂 so here is the quick honey mustard dressing recipe I use and a breakdown of ingredients.
2 pieces of romaine
1 Roma tomato
1/4 c. each hummus, sprouts, and shredded carrots
a bit of red onion
And for the dressing:
1 T each: Dijon mustard, honey, olive oil, apple cider vinegar
add a dash of salt, pepper, onion powder and garlic powder. Stir and apply liberally to your wrap and you are ready to EAT!
Thank you so much for reading and I hope you are having an AMAZING week so far 🙂