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Veggie Tortilla Wrap

Veggie Tortilla Wraps are a great way to satisfy your junk food cravings with a delicious and healthier alternative that is lower in calories, fat and sodium. Being jam-packed with vegetables does not mean that they are boring by any means, you can dress them up with lettuce, coleslaw and a homemade Greek yogurt dressing or yogurt avocado dip.

New year, new me. There will be no more junk food. Don’t we all sat that at some point? We all want to be healthier but such restrictions never seem to be a good idea as it is the best way to failure. It’s like being left alone in a room with a huge button you must not press. You know you want to press that button. I think the better solution is to find a delicious yet healthier alternative you can have instead of going to a fast food restaurant where even a salad is high in calories. When trying to find a healthier alternative to a burrito this veggie wrap is a great choice. The greatest thing is that you can make it with any vegetables you have at home fresh, frozen or canned. It’s practically a recipe without being a recipe, which are my favourite recipes. Here is the how I made the veggie filling, but you can use whatever you have at home or even a Mexican style frozen vegetable mix. Just sauté the onions and hard vegetables first, add the softer vegetables and beans towards the end and roast the spices without burning them.

Veggie Tortilla Wraps

Ingredients:

  • 1 tbl olive oil
  • 1 red onion
  • 1 dry chili pod (optional)
  • 1 bell pepper, any colour, cut into strips
  • 3 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 1 cup of cooked green beans
  • 1 can of kidney beans, drained
  • 1/2 can of corn, drained
  • Paprika
  • Cayenne pepper
  • Salt
  • Black pepper
  • Parsley
  • Coriander (optional)
  • Flour tortillas
  • Lettuce
  • Guacamole (optional)
  • Greek yogurt dressing (optional)

Instructions:

1. Put a pan on a high heat and let the olive oil come to temperature. Add the onion, chili and bell pepper (and other harder vegetables such as carrots) and sauté until the bell peppers have gotten some colour to give them a smokey flavour.

2. Add the softer vegetables (beans, corn) and sauté for a couple of minutes stirring carefully in order not to turns the beans into mash.

3. Season the vegetables to taste.

4. Heat up the flour tortillas a according to the package and assemble the wrap by filling it with the vegetable mix, lettuce and some Greek yogurt dressing or guacamole.

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