A few months ago I came to fall in love with wraps - and it's been a game changer for meal times ever since!
I personally love eating wraps because not only are they so delicious, they make the perfect vessel for all sorts of other amazing ingredients, and I also find them to be incredibly grounding, and satiating!
The recipe for these 'Grounding Veggie Nourish Wraps' have so many of my favourite foods!
As the name would suggest, they're also loaded with grounding ingredients like baked yams and hummus, and gut loving ingredients like sauerkraut!
One note about wraps - is to be sure you choose a high quality, organic, preservative free wrap.
My absolute faves (pretty much the only ones I buy) are the 'Indian Life' Spinach or Spelt wraps! Find them here.
These wraps can make for the most perfect lunch or dinner! If you're rather busy and it's hard to spend time cooking up meals - I highly recommend doing some meal prep ahead of time! Doing so can honestly make this such an incredibley quick meal!
Here's what I recommend prepping to make these wraps (or other dishes) an easy go to for quick lunches or dinners:
- Baked yams (I recommend cutting into lengthwise, thick 'fry like' shapes)
- Marinated tofu: this recipe
- A batch of hummus: this recipe
- Chopped greens
Makes 2 wraps
- 2 large wraps: I recommend Indian Life Wraps
- 1 large or 2 small baked yams, cut lengthwise into fry shapes * See note
- 200g marinated tofu: this recipe (include cilantro for extra goodness)
- Approx. 1/2 cup hummus
- 3-4 stems romaine lettuce, finely chopped
- A few scoops sauerkraut
- Pinch of sea salt
- Olive oil for grilling wraps
- Dipping sauce: I recommend a homemade tahini, Salt Spring Kitchen Hot Mango Spicy Pepper Spread, Red Pepper Jelly, or Little Creek Dressing (just something to give it a little extra deliciousness)!
*NOTE: if you're short on time, or just not the biggest yam fan (which I know some people are not!) feel free to substitute for shredded carrot or another veg of choice!
- Pre-heat oven to 375 F
- Make the marinated tofu by following this recipe
- In the mean time, chop yams, place on a large cookie tray, drizzle with olive oil, and place them in oven to bake until fork tender (approx. 35-45 minutes
- As the yams are baking, prep the hummus by following this recipe or use store bought if you're tight on time
- Chop the lettuce into small bite sized pieces
- Now it's time to assemble the wraps: Lay wrap flat on clean counter or plate. Generously spread hummus over wrap (all the way until about 1 inch from the edges - doing so helps to avoid dry, flavourless wraps!), then add the tofu (along with cilantro if using) and yams to the centre of the wraps (about 3-5 pieces of each). Next add a scoop or 2 of sauerkraut to each wrap, topped with the chopped lettuce. Add a little sprinkle of salt to the wrap.
- Now it's time to fold! Do so by folding ends in first, followed be the side closest to you. See the video below for details
- Next a very important step not to miss, is to pan fry the wraps! Add a small drizzle of olive oil to a pre-heated cast iron pan, place the folded wraps on the pan (with the open/flappy side facing down first), and then place something heavy on top (we often use a smaller cast iron pan) to help hold it in place and get nice and crispy.
- Flip once golden brown and continue to cook on the other side (about 2 minutes each side)
- Next, remove from heat, cut and half and enjoy!
- Don't forget to serve with your favourite dipping sauce or spread for extra flavour like the ones listed in the ingredients above! My fave is the Salt Spring Kitchen Hot Mango Spicy Spread (it's adds the perfect touch!)