Wednesday, January 13, 2010

On the diet front

Tortillas, as in tortilla wraps, are just plain blah. They taste so chalky to me. As a matter of fact, it's the same problem I have with beans (i.e., Kidney or lima). It's a texture thing.

I have to remember the only way to make it passable is to add a "spread" of some sort which means I really better get back to figuring out how to create some unique veggie butters for my chicken or turkey.

I'm thinking my next "butter" will be a sweet potato butter to put on a whole-wheat wrap. Add some healthy turkey and a lightly sauteed (translate to only olive oil spray to prevent sticking) mix of sweet onion (maybe shallot?),dried cranberries, fresh spinach and a pinch of fresh garlic.

What do you think? Sound better than just plain old tuna with a little mayo, some diced tomato, spinach leaves and bread and butter pickle, right? That was today's wrap and B-O-R-I-N-G.

Okay, thanks for helping me brainstorm tomorrow's wrap. I'll let you know how it goes.


SewCalGal said...

Have you tried Lettuce Wraps? They are yummy and lo-cal. I'm currently trying to make a dent with cottage cheese & salsa. If I close my eyes I think I'm eating out in a nice Mexican restaurant!


Sarcastic Quilter said...

thanks SewCal but I've found I need more substantial than lettuce. Today I didn't have the energy to make the butter so maybe that will go tomorrow but instead, I had a yummy garlic/basil pesto with chicken on the whole-wheat wrap. Again, not the best wrap but def. flavorful filling!

Myra said...

I'm on a see food diet. See it, eat it!!! Doc says to cut back lots on my sugar and salt intake... 8-(
How boring....
Plain and simple, every dietary change suck at times....
Good luck with your wraps!