Friday, August 28, 2015

THE Recipes! Veggie Wraps

Veggie Wraps

1 Tortilla

2 oz Spread

1/2 cup Mixed Greens

1/2 cup Broccoli, chopped

1/2 cup Carrots, chopped

2 oz shredded Cheddar


Smear spread over tortilla.

Layer with mixed greens.

Top with Broccoli and Carrots.

Sprinkle with shredded cheddar.

Roll up and enjoy.

Wrap in paper towel to prevent sticking to neighboring wraps.

This is another recipe that was adjusted from the prescribed spread of cream cheese!
Not that there is anything wrong with cream cheese, but I'm really impressed with the Greek yogurt spread!!

This has been a road trip staple for us for the last few years.  They work great for the first day of a backpacking trip, too!
Sometimes I use straight spinach instead of mixed greens, but you really can't go wrong with this wrap.

I think the original recipe also called for ranch dressing and bacon bits, but we try to clean it up once in a while.
Wrapping in a paper towel is a life saver when it comes to easily eating these wraps.  No matter how dry you think they are, they *always* stick to the next one!!

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Thursday, August 20, 2015

THE Recipes! No-Bake Chocolate Energy Bites

I made a minor change to the original recipe.  It called for chocolate chips. I used sliced almonds, instead.  These are just decadent any time...

No-Bake Chocolate Energy Bites:

3/8 cup honey

1/2 cup no-stir almond butter

1 tsp vanilla extract

3 Tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder

Up to 4 Tbsp water, as needed


1 cup old-fashioned oats (raw)

3/4 cup raw or toasted coconut

1/2 cup flaxseed meal

6 Tbsp Sliced almonds


Combine honey, nut butter, vanilla extract, and cocoa powder.  Add water as needed for a sticky consistency.

Add oats, coconut, flaxseed meal, and almonds.

Mix and roll into 1” balls.  Refrigerate.


Makes about 20.

Suggested serving size: 3 balls.

I picked up some local honey.  It was amazing...  I used said local honey in my energy bites, and they were out of this world!

Did you try this recipe?
Did you tweak it?
Tell me about it in the comments!

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Tuesday, August 18, 2015

THE Recipes! Sandwich Wraps

This is a basic substitution with unlimited potential. I love to use the cucumber sandwich spread in place of mayonnaise.

Sandwich Wraps:

1 Tortilla
2 oz Spread (from here!)
3 oz Sliced Turkey Breast
1/2 cup spinach leaves
2 oz shredded cheddar

Smear spread over tortilla.
Layer with spinach leaves.
Top with turkey breast slices.
Sprinkle with shredded cheddar.
Roll up and enjoy.

Wrap in paper towel to prevent sticking to neighboring wraps.(ask me how I discovered this...)

I try to avoid bread or wraps as an every day food, but if I'm hitting the road for a weekend or so, I won't hesitate to pull some in. They are easy to transport, easy to eat, and scalable!

Of course, you can replace turkey with roast beef or ham. You can adjust your toppings to taste. This is just a wrap that *I* use. 

What will you put in your sandwich wrap? 

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Friday, August 14, 2015

THE Recipes! Spread and Cucumber Sandwiches

There will always be more recipes...
First, I want to talk about the most awesome spread I've come across.
It started out as a spread for cucumber sandwiches.  Cream cheese and seasoning...
However, I **really** wanted to make it a little healthier.  One day, at a tea party (yup, I was hosting a tea party!), I served 2 different plates of cucumber sandwiches.  One plate used a base of cream cheese for the spread.  The other plate used a base of plain Greek yogurt for the spread!
Five out of six taste-testers (me and my guests) preferred the Greek yogurt based spread.
I now share the results of that experiment with you!
8 oz plain greek yogurt
1/4 tsp each:
            Lemon pepper
            Onion powder
            Garlic powder
            Sea salt
Seriously, this stuff is better than mayonnaise!
Just for fun, here's the recipe to make cucumber sandwiches! (Which are also yummy on the go)
  • Pepperidge Farms Ultra Thin White Bread
  • Greek Yogurt Spread
  • Cucumbers (peeled and sliced)
  • Sea Salt
 If you prefer, remove the crust from 2 slices of bread.
Spread one slice with Greek yogurt spread.
Layer cucumber slices (peeling is optional, and slicing thin is highly recommended).
Sprinkle cucumbers with salt.
Top with the second slice of bread.
Cut into quarters for presentation.

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