Are you in a hurry to eat your food and don’t have tons of hours to cook? Well, we’ve got a satiating solution for you! Check out this grain-free but fiber rich alternative to the sandwich, Hummus Collard Wraps!
When it comes to fast food-there’s a way to do it healthy! Many people opt for a wrap without realizing that many of those ingredients are stripped of several nutrients, and replaced with artificial hazards that our bodies don’t know what to do!
Maybe when you were young, you learned that bread was good for you because it’s in the grain group and grains are one of the 4 food groups you should have daily. The problem is that nowadays there is very little whole grain nutrition in breads and it can cause much digestive upset.
However, if you use creativity by adding in some tasty, colorful, fruits and vegetables, healing herbs, and spices to make it aesthetically pleasing to the eye & nourishing to the body-then you’ve got a big winner.
For starters, why not prepare the Hummus Collard Wrap?
Craving something crunchy? Perfect! Collard Greens provide a crunchy satisfaction, along with the following vitamins and minerals:
Vitamin K-to help blood clot formation
Vitamin A-to build strong eyes and bones
Vitamin B-to help with brain function and controlling cardiovascular risk
Vitamin C-to build a strong powerhouse immune system
Collagen support for healthy skin and hair
Fiber for digestive support
Manganese-for healthy bone production, skin integrity, blood sugar control, and helps prevent free radical damage to cells
Collard greens also help lower cholesterol, have cancer-preventing properties, antibacterial, antioxidants, healthy fats from omega 3 fatty acids, potassium, metabolism support, and are an anti-inflammatory food. The bonus is that Collard wraps are gluten-free and vegan-so they’re safe for your tummy and support the environment!
Hummus Collard Wraps
- 8 large collard green leaves
- 4 carrots, julienne
- 4 celery stocks, julienne
- 16 cherry tomatoes, diced
- 8 pickles, thinly sliced
- 2 garlic cloves
- 2 cups chickpeas (19oz drained and rinsed)
- 1 lemon, juiced
- ½ cup parsley, packed
- ¼ cup tahini
- 2 Tbsp olive oil
- 1 Tbsp miso
- ½ Tbsp cumin
- ½ tsp cayenne pepper
- ¼ tsp black pepper
- Salt to taste
1. Wash the collard green leaves and lie them flat on a cutting board spine side up. Carefully run your knife or a peeler over the spine and shave off as much as possible. This will make your collard wraps much easier to roll.
2. To make the hummus, place the garlic in a food processor and process until chopped. Add the chickpeas, lemon juice, parsley, tahini, olive oil, miso, cumin, cayenne pepper, black pepper and salt and blend until smooth.
3. Gently fold the tomatoes and pickles into the hummus.
4. To assemble the hummus collard wraps, lay the collard wraps on a flat surface. Place the carrots and celery in the center of the wrap and top each collard wrap with ¼ cup of hummus.
5. Roll up the collard wraps starting at the base of the collard green and secure with kitchen twine.