Monday, December 09, 2013

Healthy Whole Wheat Sandwich Wraps

Last night I got the cooking bug and decided to make some Whole Wheat Sandwich Wraps. They are pretty expensive and I made 8 of them for pennies. Literally. Pennies. I got the recipe off of Allrecipes.

Whole Wheat Sandwich Wraps


Ingredients:

2 Cups Whole Wheat Flour. (I used one cup Wheat Flour, one Cup White)
1/8 teaspoon baking powder
½ teaspoon salt
½ cup water. (I used a whole cup of warm water)

Then I added some garlic powder, rosemary and a bit of onion powder to add some flavor to what reviewers on the site had said were some pretty bland Wraps. Oh, and a dollop of honey. I think you can take healthy too far sometimes. My taste buds agree.

Directions:

1. In a large bowl, stir together flour, salt and baking powder. Pour in water; stir to combine. Mix in additional water in 1 tablespoon increments, until a soft pliable dough is formed. As I said above, I added a full cup of warm water. I might even add more next time. You know, because I'm just that much of a rebel.

2. Knead briefly on a lightly floured surface.I allowed my KitchenAid to do the work for me, because I'm lazy like that. Divide dough into 8 equal pieces. Cover and let rest for about 20 minutes.



3. Flour each ball well, place between two pieces of wax paper and roll out to desired size and thickness. Do NOT roll out using wax paper. BAD idea. Just roll them out on your counter. Trust me. Wax paper = disaster.



4. Heat an ungreased skillet or frying pan over medium-high heat. Peel away wax paper and grill rounds until brown flecks appear underneath. Turn and cook other side. Serve warm or cool and store in an airtight container in the refrigerator or freezer. I used a non-stick spray on my pan instead. Worked like a charm!

After reading the reviews, I put each one into a zip lock bag as they were still warm. This sort of steamed them and kept them very pliable. Then I took some spinach, some left over chicken breasts from dinner, diced them up with some green onions, chopped pecans, salt and pepper and a bit of mayo and put it all on top.



Then I rolled it up! Easy as pie---only much less fat and calories. Plus? You burn of quite a few calories as these babies are not easy to roll out as thin as you'd want them. I applied a bit of non-stick-non-caloric cooking spray to my skillet just to keep them from sticking. I gave one to hubby for quality control and he LOVED it.



Also, the reason I went with one cup of whole wheat flour and one cup of white, is because my family is not quite on board with my ALL HEALTHY EATING PLAN and aren't used to whole wheat as a rule. Plus, some of the reviews of this recipe said that total wheat made it much more difficult to make. And since I'm all about the easy squeezy making of things, it's what I did. Don't feel as though you need to follow my additions or alterations to the recipe. But I would if I were you!

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