Recipe: Happy Wraps

HAPPY WRAPS COMBINE BEETS, GLUTEN-FREE NOODLES, AND PROTEIN FOR A HEALTHY MEAL ON THE RUN

From the Vitality Food Feature ‘SLIMMING MEALS THAT HEAL‘.

These extraordinary wraps are perfect fast food when on the run. A great new product to hit the market recently is a wrap made from coconut meat. With each wrap containing just 70 calories, this gluten-free substitute is a great alternative to wheat- or corn-based tortillas. And the best part is that coconut contains medium-chain triglycerides, a type of fat that likes to be burned as energy! If you can’t find coconut wraps, then nori sheets or other gluten-free wraps make a lovely substitute. (Makes 4 wraps)

Ingredients

  • 1 cup fermented or freshly grated beet
  • 1 cup kelp noodles or brown rice noodles or sweet potato noodles
  • 1 Tbsp toasted sesame oil
  • 1 pinch pink rock salt or gray sea salt
  • 1 large apple, thinly sliced
  • 120 grams smoked salmon*, sugar-free, or 120 grams of seasoned, cooked tempeh
  • 2 Tbsp nut- and dairy-free pesto
  • 4 coconut or soft flax grain-free wraps or nori paper

1) Mix beet, noodles, oil and salt and set aside. (If you are using freshly grated beets, consider splashing them with a squeeze of lemon juice to give them a tangy taste.)

2) Layer beet-noodle mixture with apple, salmon, and pesto inside wrap. Fold over once and eat like a soft taco.

3) (*Wild caught salmon from Alaska is rated as ‘best choice’ by SeaChoice.org, an organization devoted to healthy oceans and sustainable seafood.)

Julie Daniluk, RHN: Nutritionist and TV personality, Julie Daniluk is the award-winning, bestselling author of Meals That Heal Inflammation & Slimming Meals That Heal. Her 3rd book, Hot Detox, was on the Canadian Bestseller’s list for 11 weeks in 2017 and is already in its second printing. Julie is finishing her 4th book due for release in September 2021 by Penguin/Random House Canada. Julie hosts Healthy Gourmet, a reality cooking show that looks at the ongoing battle between taste and nutrition. Over the past 10 years the show has aired in 78 countries and in 11 different languages. Julie has appeared on hundreds of television and radio shows, including The Dr. Oz Show. She is in her 10th season as a resident expert for The Marilyn Denis Show. Check out more information at juliedaniluk.com and connect with her on Facebook and Instagram @juliedaniluk

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