Healthy On-the-Go: That’s A Wrap

This time of year, many of us are looking for ways we can be “healthy on-the-go”.  Eat better starting tomorrow with these incredible wraps, just roll them up! Your Hy-Vee Registered Dietitian, Jen Haugen, will show three tasty wraps that are simple to prepare throughout the week.

Find more healthy recipes on-the-go in the Hy-Vee Seasons Health 2014 magazine.


Herbed Omelet Wrap

For each wrap, whisk together 2 large eggs, 2 tablespoons water, 1 teaspoon chopped fresh chives, 1 teaspoon chopped fresh parsley, 1/8 teaspoon black pepper, 1/8 teaspoon salt in a small bowl.  Add 1 teaspoon canola oil to 10-inch nonstick skillet placed over medium heat.  Pour in egg mixture and cook until eggs just begin to set, about 1 minute.  Using a heat-proof spatula, gently stir eggs around the skillet, letting any uncooked egg run onto bottom f skillet.  When done, place egg mixture on a 10-inch spinach tortilla.  Sprinkle with 3 tablespoon shredded cheddar cheese.  Roll up tortilla and cut in half to serve.  (Serves 2, ½ wrap each).

Veggie-Cheese Wrap

On a 10-inch spinach tortilla, spread 1 tablespoon lite party vegetable dip.  Top with baby spinach leaves, 3 slices pepper jack cheese, ½ cup zucchini or summer squash slices, 1/3 cup shredded carrots, and ¼ cup diced red onion.  Roll up tortilla and cut in half to serve.  Serves 2 (1/2 wrap each).

Chicken Salad Wraps

For each wrap, combine 1/3 cup finely chopped celery, ¼ cup chopped cooked chicken, 1 tablespoon chopped toasted walnuts, 1 finely chopped green onion, 1 tablespoon dried cranberries, 1 tablespoon plain Greek yogurt, and 1 tablespoon light mayonnaise in a bowl.  Season to taste with salt and pepper.  To serve, line a 10-inch tortilla with butter lettuce leaves.  Spoon salad on top, roll up tortilla and cut in half to serve.  Serves 2 (1/2 wrap each).

Jen Haugen represents Hy-Vee as a nutrition expert promoting healthy eating throughout the community.  Jen is a member of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and a Greater Minnesota Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Spokesperson.