I often get asked what I eat for lunch or how to incorporate veggies into lunch without turning to a salad. I get it! Lunch isn8217;t the time for a three-hour meal prep session. I8217;m sharing my hummus veggie wrap recipe today, a recipe that you can make once and enjoy all week long!
I also recommend spreading the hummus out on an empty shell, then adding the spinach so you can spread it evenly. Add the rest of your veggies on just half of the shell so you8217;ve got room to start your wrap.
When you8217;re ready to close up your tortilla, take the empty corner of the side with veggies and pull it overtop the filling. Then tuck that edge under the veggies tightly to keep them secure. After your wrap is finished, use parchment or wax paper to store it so you can easily unwrap and eat a portion at a time.
Spinach swaps: Any leafy green works in this recipe. I like swapping spinach with kale, arugula or dark green romaine. Cabbage is another deliciously crunchy option.
Alternative veggies: Tomatoes, avocado slices, zucchini, radishes, sun-dried tomatoes, olives and more work well together. Just use what you have on hand and don8217;t worry about following my hummus veggie wrap recipe perfectly.
If the flour tortilla shells I used are what8217;s holding you back from this hummus wrap, then use a different option! I also like to use big romaine lettuce leaves, a gluten-free wrap like Siete Grain-free wraps. What is your favorite way to wrap your veggies?
I start with spreading the hummus out on the wrap to make sure it is covered evenly, then I add the spinach to spread it out too. Next, I layer on the veggies until I8217;m satisfied. To wrap it well, I leave a one-inch edge around the wrap free from sauce and veggies so I can tuck it in nice and tight. Finally, use parchment or wax paper around the finished product for easy handling and storage.
It can be! I fill mine with plants of all kinds along with homemade hummus for a dose of healthy fats to help break down the carbs. Feel free to use lettuce or the gluten-free wrap of your choice to make this lunch work for you.
I don8217;t like taking the time to 8216;make8217; lunch. It needs to be filling, delicious and easy for me to eat it. Here are some of my go-to lunches. They can be prepped ahead of time and in bulk so that when I8217;m ready to eat, I can grab a few containers and toss together a winner of a meal:
- Soup8211; Make soup once (double or triple) and freeze in single servings to enjoy whenever.
- Thai Lettuce Wraps8211; I often make a big batch of this filling to enjoy all week long.
- Noodle Salad8211; Change this up with whatever veggies you have on hand.
- Bean and Rice Burritos8211; Freeze these individually for grab-n-go lunches.
- Vegetarian Ramen8211; In 10 minutes you can have a hot, veggie-filled lunch!
- Chipotle Veggie Bowl8211; Batch cooking rice and chopping veggies for the whole week make this lunch easy.
- Mason Jar Salad8211; Salads are a always quick lunch win.
- 4 tortilla shells (burrito-sized, any variety)
- ½ cup hummus
- 1 cup spinach
- 1 yellow bell pepper (cut into strips)
- ½ cucumber (cut into matchsticks)
- ½ cup carrots (grated)
- ½ cup beets (grated)
- ¼ cup red onion (cut into strips)
- ½ lemon (cut into wedges)
- 4 teaspoon olive oil
- 4 teaspoon everything bagel seasoning
Lay all tortillas out on a clean surface. Spread 2 tbsps hummus onto each tortilla and top with ¼ cup baby spinach, laying the leaves flat against the hummus. Leave a bit of a border around the shell for easy wrapping.
On one half of each tortilla, about one inch from the edge, layer the remaining veggies, dividing them up evenly between the wraps. Squeeze fresh lemon juice over the veggies, drizzle with olive oil and sprinkle with the bagel seasoning.
- Feel free to use gluten-free shells, spinach wraps or lettuce to wrap your veggies.
- You can make your hummus, or swap it for homemade pesto.
- Use whatever veggies you have on hand to fill this wrap. I like to spice mine up with jalapeños, swap spinach with kale (or another leafy green!) or add some hot sauce.
- This is great for a packed lunch as it should stay nice and fresh until lunchtime (and as leftovers for the next day!).
- Everything bagel seasoning adds good spice to these wraps, yet Italian or Greek seasoning would be great as well.
Calories: 285kcal (14%) Carbohydrates: 39g (13%) Protein: 7g (14%) Fat: 12g (18%) Saturated Fat: 2g (13%) Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g Monounsaturated Fat: 7g Trans Fat: 74g Sodium: 517mg (22%) Potassium: 385mg (11%) Fiber: 3g (13%) Sugar: 6g (7%) Vitamin A: 3473IU (69%) Vitamin C: 62mg (75%) Calcium: 95mg (10%) Iron: 3mg (17%)