This is a guest post by Elana Birnbaum.
If you’re looking for a delicious, nutritious meal or snack that requires no cooking, you found it in these easy to prepare chopped salad wraps. Chopped salad wraps are convenient and easy to pack, making them a great lunch for you, your spouse or your children. They’re perfect for picnics or parties and require only about fifteen minutes of prep time. To make these filling chopped salad wraps you will need a variety of veggies including 3 cups of chopped romaine lettuce, 1 cup of seeded, chopped tomatoes or halved cherry tomatoes, 1 ripe avocado, peeled sliced and diced an ½ a cup of thinly sliced radishes or chopped Jicama. If you’ve never had Jicama, give it a try. The edible root, often found in Mexican dishes, is crispy and sweet and works well with salads. You will also need 3 Tbsp. of Caesar salad dressing, 4 (8-inch) flavored or while wheat flour tortillas and 1 cup (4 oz.) of ChefStyle Shredded Pepper Jack Cheese. This spicy cheese contains both Jalepeno and Habenero Peppers. Not only does it work on this wrap, but it’s delicious on burritos and makes a perfect cheese dip for tortilla chips.
To make these wraps combine your lettuce, tomato, avocado and radishes in a large bowl. Add in the Caesar dressing and toss well. Next, add in your Pepper Jack Cheese and toss again. Finally, spoon the tossed salad down the center of the tortillas and roll them up burrito style. This recipe serves four and is under 400 calories making it the perfect portion size for lunch or dinner. It has plenty of protein, Vitamin A, Vitamin C and Calcium with some added iron too. If you are more of a meat fan, you can easily substitute one cup of lettuce for one cup of chopped chicken or shrimp. Either way, you will have a flavorful meal that you can feel good about. Best of all, if you follow a traditional 1500-2000 calorie diet, you’ll still have some extra room left over for a sweet or savory snack.