Try Something Different With Wraps
When you are looking to bring a sandwich type of food on your picnic, you might decide
that sandwiches are a little messier and you want to think outside the box. Another great
option is to go with a wrap. These typically use spinach or whole wheat tortillas which
are often healthier than bread, and really help to make a filling wrap with stuff that isnít
falling out while you sit outside to eat it.
Chicken Caesar Wrap
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One of the most important types of wraps is a chicken Caesar wrap. This is simply a
chicken Caesar salad but placed in a tortilla all wrapped up, usually without the
croutons. This can also be turned into a low-carb wrap by wrapping it all up in lettuce
instead of a tortilla. The basic ingredients include pieces of cooked chicken, a little bit of
cheese, lettuce, and some Caesar dressing. You can also load it up with any other
veggies you want to include.
Low-Carb Lettuce Wrap
Another way to go low-carb with the wrap is to use any meats, veggies, and cheeses
you want on the inside of a large lettuce leaf. Multiple pieces of iceberg lettuce and
romaine lettuce work well for wraps. On the inside, fill it up with any meats and cheeses
you want, with a little bit of veggies. Some of the low-carb veggies typically allowed
include greens, bell peppers, tomatoes and onions in moderation, mushrooms, and
Veggies and Hummus
Another way to go with your wrap is also a vegetarian option. You can use your
preferred tortilla for the wrap, then add some hummus on the inside, followed by your
favorite veggies. The great thing about this type of wrap is that it is very low in fat and
calories, carb-friendly depending on the veggies you use, and is great for vegetarians
and vegans. For the tortilla, consider a healthier option like a whole wheat tortilla or a
If you enjoy BLTs, you can make it a little lighter by adding these ingredients to a wrap
inside. There will be quite a bit of lettuce in the tortilla, really adding more nutrients and
helping to fill you up. You can then add some sliced tomatoes, along with your bacon.
To lighten it up even more, consider using turkey bacon instead of full-fat bacon. You
can add mayonnaise to it if you want, or just keep it lighter by not using that at all.