On tough days with chronic illness, when you still want to eat healthy, collard green or lettuce wraps are an ideal choice. They are simple and easy to make, filling, and very healthy! Be sure to experiment with vegetable, seed and grain choices to make a variety of options. Enjoy!
Yields: 4 - 6 wraps
Filling the wrap
1Wash and dry your collard or lettuce leaves. Watch the embedded video in my blog post about how to properly cut the spine of collard greens in order to get a perfectly rolled wrap.
2Once dry, add strands of cabbage first, then a tablespoon of your grain.
3Top with a heaping spoonful of beans, seeds, and your vegetables of choice.
4Add a small amount of dressing and squeeze lime, lemon or orange on top of your ingredients before rolling. Slice rolls in half and enjoy!
5Depending on your number of leaves and how much you fill them, you should be able to make 4 to 6 wraps with the above ingredients.
Collard green leaves 4 - 6
or a head of Bibb or Boston lettuce with large leaves
1 large avocado
half head red cabbage
Black beans, either 1 can or the equivalent in soaked beans
Choice of grain, I used leftover long grain brown rice 1 cup
Handful of seeds, I used roasted pumpkin seeds
Choice of dressing, I used avocado oil and balsamic vinegar