Wraps are a healthy alternative and can be a good lunch when you are on the go. You do, however need to be careful when choosing what wrap to eat as some wraps have more calories than others.
A group called Safefood conducted a survey of sandwich shops, cafes, and delis in the UK and Ireland. They analyzed 240 wraps and found that the average amount of calorie contained in the wraps ranged between 465 for chicken and salad and 564 for chicken and Caesar salad. They also discovered that many wraps were larger than a regular serving size.
The best and safest way to know what you are eating when you eat a wrap is to make it yourself. Also it is best to steer away from sauces and condiments that can often be found in wraps. A safe bet is to make a fruit wrap. These are packed with nutrients and when you make it yourself you know exactly what you are eating. Here are 10 fruit wrap recipes, so you can easily make yourself a healthy breakfast or lunch meal.
This wrap contains the goodness of strawberries. Strawberries are high in vitamin C. One cup of strawberries have 149% of your daily requirements of vitamin C (based on a 2000 calorie diet). So if you need a boost in your vitamin C levels this strawberry salad wrap is the way to go.
If you are looking for a fun and easy way to start your morning a sweet mixed fruit and granola breakfast wrap is a great option. 45 grams of granola contains 15% of your daily value of fiber. It is also low in saturated fat and contains calcium and iron.
The rainbow breakfast wrap combines the goodness and vitamins of a variety of fruits with the benefits of granola. If you want to stock up on the vitamins that are contained in this brightly colored wrap start your morning by making one of these beauties. You will also be gaining the fiber contained in the granola.
Black beans provide special support for digestive tract health, and particularly our colon, recent research has discovered. Black beans have been shown to have the desired mix of substances for allowing bacteria in the colon to produce butyric acid. Butyric acid is used, by cells lining the inside of the colon, to fuel their many activities and keep the lower digestive tract functioning properly.
This fruit and Yogurt wrap has 4% of your daily requirements of vitamin A, 10% of you required vitamin C, and 8% of your Calcium needs (based on a 2,000 calorie diet). This makes for a great way to boost your vitamin A, C and calcium.
Peanut butter is high in protein and vitamin E. One cup contains 129% of your daily value of protein and 116% of your daily requirements of vitamin E (based on a 2,000 calorie diet). So if you want to start your day with a great source of vitamin E and protein a peanut butter apple wrap is the perfect choice.
Just one cup of bananas contains 33% of your daily requirements of vitamin C. They are also rich in vitamin B6 containing 41% of your daily value. (based on a 2,000 calorie diet) In this wrap you also get the added benefit of peanut butter.
One cup of mango contains 76 percent vitamin C, which is an antioxidant and immune booster. It also has 25 percent vitamin A; vitamin A is an antioxidant and helps with vision.
Coconut has many health benefits: “The important saturated fatty acid in the coconut is lauric acid. Lauric acid increases good-HDL cholesterol levels in the blood. HDL is a high-density lipoprotein, which has beneficial effects on the coronary arteries by preventing vessel blockade (atherosclerosis). Physicians recommend high HDL to total cholesterol levels in the blood for the same reason.”
So in this wrap you get the benefit of mango and coconut.
In this wrap you get the goodness of cream cheese and the vitamins found in the fruits. Cream cheese keeps you feel full and provides energy. It can also help keep you looking good, giving a smoother skin and shrinking and tightening the pores. It also stimulates hair growth and strengthens hair roots.
A 2 tablespoon serving of Nutella has 2 grams of protein and 4 percent each of the daily values of calcium and iron (based on 2,000 calories per day diet). It also contains a relatively high amount of protein and minerals for such a small serving size. Calcium is necessary for keeping your bones and teeth healthy. It is also essential as it helps your body absorb other essential minerals. Iron is needed for the production of red blood cells.