Monday, July 21, 2008

Fun, Easy, On The Go Meals...

My family has recently taken up hiking as a hobby again. It is a fun, healthy past time, and nothing beats being in nature!

The only two challenges for us have been toting a toddler along, and meals(we like to hike to a destination, eat, and go back) The meals were actually a pretty easy one to solve. For a main course nothing beats the ease of a wrap.

This past weekend I made one by spreading cream cheese over a whole wheat tortilla, then filled with chopped avocado, red onions, red peppers, alfalfa sprouts, shredded cheese, shredded carrots,and fresh spinach, and rolled it all up, sliced in two and wrapped in plastic wrap! Easy, and so yummy! I prefer not to use plastic wrap and opt for re-usable containers most of the time, but these wraps unroll and become messy, the plastic wrap keeps it all together!

Tonite we are going out again after hubby comes home from work. I am going to make wraps again, this time spreading smashed avocado over the tortilla, and filling with black beans, red onions, sprouts, salsa, and a little cheese.

The kids aren't always as thrilled with all the veggies, so I make a few extra with just the spread and cheese, or even PB&J!! You can also spread Almond Butter or other nut butter of your choice and thinly spread some thin sliced bananas, kids seem to like these!

There are no real recipes to these, just use your imagination and get creative! You can use cream cheese, avocado, hummus, or nut butters for your spread, and fill with what ever veggies, legumes or fruits you or your family enjoy!

Next time I will share some of our favorite salad recipes we like to take with us, and show you some of our re-usable storage containers!


The Cooking Lady said...

Stop it you are making my mouth water. We love wraps.