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That’s a wrap!

Need some simple no-cook meal ideas for this crazy heat? Here’s a cool idea (cool being the operative word!). Try using collard greens instead of wheat tortilla wraps. Collard greens are a powerhouse vegetable and the perfect packaging for your favourite bites. They support detoxification by promoting Phase 1 and 2 detox pathways in the liver. They have antioxidant capacity, acting as an excellent source of vitamin C, E, beta carotene and manganese AND they provide anti inflammatory benefits (vitamin K and omega 3 in ALA plant form). Collards are also high in fiber that will also promote proper digestion and help to lower cholesterol.  Whether you’re trying to limit your starch intake, avoid gluten, eat more greens, counteract your summer indulgences or just avoid using the stove in this crazy heat, collard greens are worth a try! No need to steam. Just wash, pat dry and de-stem these big green leaves and stuff with whatever you like.

Here are a few filling ideas:

  • avocado and hemp seed mashed up with grated carrot, lime juice, salt and pepper
  • hummus with red peppers, cucumbers and grated carrots
  • pesto, tuna and salad greens
  • left over chicken with salsa, and yogurt
  • left over quinoa with tahini, red peppers and salad greens

Now THAT’S a wrap!

2 comments on “That’s a wrap!

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This entry was posted on June 20, 2012 by in Nutritional info, Savoury Recipes and tagged , , , , , .
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