Sunday, January 9, 2011

Mmm Mmm Good

I've talked about this in the past, but it's worth talking about again. Many times we think that if something is a wrap then it must be fat free or really good for you. This couldn't be further from the truth. It depends on so many factors as to whether or not the wrap is going to be good for you or not. Since I'm such a sweet girl I found a recipe for you to try out and I'll even let you know exactly how many calories and heck I'll even throw some other nutrition facts in there for you. What I want you to do is to try this wrap recipe and then come back and tell me what you think of it. OK? OK then here we go...

Chicken and Rice Wrap

Here's a healthy wrap recipe that's simple to make and tastes great served either hot or cold. Makes one dinner for two . . . or two lunches for one!
  • 1 boneless, skinless chicken breast, cubed
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1/4 medium onion, chopped
  • 1 cup romaine lettuce, torn into bite-size pieces
  • 1/2 cup cooked brown rice
  • 2 lowfat whole wheat flour tortillas (6 to 8 inches in diameter)
  • 1-1/2 Tbsp. fat-free salad dressing
  • Nonstick cooking spray
  • Medium-sized frying pan
Spray medium-sized pan with nonstick cooking spray and place over medium heat. When hot but not smoking, add onions and garlic and sauté until slightly browned (You don't have to add things that you don't want. I for one would not be adding any onions to stuff. I hate onions and when I say I hate them I mean I HATE them). Add raw chicken and sauté until browned and cooked through, about 5 to 7 minutes, or until no pink remains in center of each piece. Remove pan from heat. Place tortillas on plates. Put half the lettuce on each tortilla, followed by half the chicken, half the dressing, and half the rice. To assemble wraps, roll tortilla around contents, securing each with a toothpick if necessary. Makes 2 servings.

Cooking Time: 20 to 25 minutes

Now time for those facts I promised you:

Calories: 345
Protein:  32 g
Fiber: 4 g
Carbs: 36 g
Fat Total: 4.5 g
Saturated Fat: <0.5 g

The beauty in recipes is that you can make them your own. I for one love sandwiches and wraps and other things like that which I refer to as girly food. So something like this would be perfect for me. Again I ask that you try this out and let me know what you think of it. I hope to hear from you guys soon to be filled in!

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