I get messages all the time saying “I just went overboard and had 2 slices of cake, what do I do?” or “I have been bad all weekend and am worried about weigh in day, what do I do?” these questions are always answered the same way, drink as much water as you can, and eat loads of veggies.
You can call it temple food, it’s what comes to mind when I think of this dish. It’s a term the great chef Nigella Lawson uses often and to quote her from her book Nigella Bites “Temple food is: it’s my term for the soothing, pure, would be restorative food I make for myself after one binge or late night too many.”
This dish will leave you feeling restored and satisfied. It’s a quick way to do something good for your body!
Makes 2 wraps-
2 Whole Wheat Tortillas 8″
1 Red Bell Pepper sliced into sticks
1 Avocado sliced
handful of Arugula
handful of Baby Spinach
2 tbsp Cream Cheese at room temp
2 tbsp Greek Yogurt
2 tsp Soy Sauce
2 tsp Dijon Mustard
Freshly Ground Pepper as desired
Kitchen Twine- optional
In a small bowl combine the cream cheese, Greek yogurt, soy sauce and mustard together and whisk until combined. Smear half on each tortilla leaving 1.5 inch ring around the outer rim. Top with arugula and then spinach, I put a handful because you can use as much as you want. Then top with bell pepper slices and avocado. Add freshly ground pepper and dig in.
Optional, if you want to slice in half and serve at brunch or a cocktail party tie with Kitchen Twine and slice in half for a chic snack all your girlfriends will love. You can also use this method if you’re a piggie like me and add too much spinach.
This meal is so fast and easy, as a stay at home Mom I make it all the time for myself. I split the recipe in half and save the other half of bell pepper and avocado in the fridge. A tip on saving the avocado, if you are only going to use half of an avocado use the half without the pit in it leaving the pit in the half you will be saving, scrape out the half you are going to use and then put the avocado back together and place in a ziplock bag removing as much air as you can. If your avocado looks brown the next day take a butter knife and scrape off the top layer and ta-da a beautiful half of an avocado.
My new book FRUIT INFUSION has many recipes to help restore you and burn fat. Grab a copy today for only $3.99.
Each Wrap Has:
Check out more fast lunches in my Lunches on the Go category.