As much as I’ve loved getting my bake on recently for Bake For Bipolar February I thought I’d better get back on the healthy wagon. So I’ve rustled up a very lean and vitamin packed wrap. I’ve gone with chicken this time but for all my vegetarian chums you can just miss the chicken out.
I LOVE duck breast, it’s a wee bit more expensive but makes a really original addition and if you take the skin off it’s lean as well. Duck also contains more iron than it’s poultry pals chicken and turkey, coupled with the spinach and watercress I’ve used you’ll be feeling as good as Popeye!
Spinach is known to restore energy, increase vitality and improve the quality of the blood. Wonderful watercress is a real winner because gram for gram, watercress contains more vitamin C than oranges, four times more beta-carotene and vitamin A than apples, tomatoes and broccoli, more vitamin E than broccoli, more calcium than whole milk and more iron than spinach.
For colour and crunch I’ve gone for red onion, yellow, red and orange peppers. I’m crazy about avocados so any excuse to pop them in a dish I’m all over it. Bursting with Potassium and Lutein which is fab for eye health.
I crush my avocado with some fresh lime juice, not only to keep the colour but for a citrusy zing. For days when you are in a rush and need something quick and tasty this recipe is ideal. Wraps or Pitta bread work so well and if you keep a few packets in the freezer just warm through when you are feeling peckish.
1 chicken breast sliced into strips
2 tortilla wraps or pitta bread
1 yellow, orange and red pepper deseeded and sliced into strips
1 red onion sliced
1 ripe avocado
1 tablespoon sweet chilli sauce
Good handful fresh coriander chopped
splash sunflower oil
Spinach, watercress and rocket. You can buy mixed bags of this in most supermarkets
Start by heating a large frying pan and add the splash of oil. Add the vegetables to the pan and quickly stir fry. Pop the chicken in and give it a good stir until it’s sealed on all sides
While you are waiting for the chicken to cook cut the avocado in half and scoop out the flesh. Add the lime juice and crush with a fork. Set this aside because you are going to spread it on the wrap
Now add the sweet chilli sauce and coriander to the frying pan. Check to make sure the chicken is cooked all the way through. No one likes pink chicken!
Gently warm the tortilla wrap or pitta bread. A ping in the microwave will do.
Spread your awesome avocado crush onto the wrap and pop on the spinach, rocket and watercress. Now add a helping of chicken and vegetables and bingo you are good to go!
© Catriona Macdougall cookyourselfhappier.com, 2017
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