It’s a wrap

Food wraps are popular as a versatile and convenient way to enjoy a wide range of delicious meals. Thought to have originated in Mexico, where they are referred to generally as burritos, wraps are based on tortillas or tortilla like or dough-based products, but with a little imagination, you can make delicious low-carb and wheat-free options.

Like many low-carb recipes, the flour base traditionally used for the wrap base can be replaced with wraps made from almond flour, coconut flour or oat flour. Some have even made wraps with a cauliflower base.

Easier still is to use an iceberg lettuce, which takes virtually no time at all to prepare and which adds a crispy texture to the wrap. For some added variety, try different lettuce, like little gems, romaine or endive.

For the filling, you could start with a traditional burrito base of sliced chicken or beef, adding salsa, grated cheese and avocado to the mix.

For a vegetarian option, start with a base of sliced peppers and red onions, to which you could add some black beans, avocado, yoghurt and coriander. Or, you could go for a warm option using stir-fry vegetables as the base.

An old-time favourite ‘Harcombe-friendly’ warp is ‘Coronation chicken wrap‘ (Page 22 in Lunch Box Recipes). Here it is in more detail:

75g (2.5oz) full fat, Natural Live Yoghurt (Greek style)
1 teaspoon of Dijon mustard
2 dried apricots, chopped (optional)
100g (4oz) precooked chicken (you can use the scrapings off the carcase for this)
Sea salt and freshly ground pepper
2 iceberg lettuce leaves per serving.

1 In a mixing bowl, thoroughly mix the yoghurt, mustard, apricots and chicken and then season with salt and pepper.
2 Take 2 iceberg lettuce leaves and place one inside the other to create a small dish and spoon the mixture into the middle. Then, wrap the lettuce leaves around the chicken and yoghurt mixture and eat with your hands.

Tip 1: You can leave out the apricots to be strict or just pop a small single dried apricot in the dish. It adds more in taste and texture than it adds in carb content.
Tip 2: Try replace the chicken with beef, eggs or tuna.

Portions: 1

Suitable for: Phase 2 (fat).
Candida, Hypoglycaemia, Wheat free.

As always. Enjoy!

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