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Easy Vegetarian Wrap with Cream Cheese, Raisins, Cashews, Honey and More (Delicious!)

Updated on April 10, 2012

We all want delicious food, and we want it fast. Fresh, crisp and healthy are always our preference. Filling and delicious is rarely what we get in our fast-paced, drive-thru lifestyle. But I have discovered a meal that satisfies all those needs in under five minutes. In fact, the step that takes the most the time in preparing this meal is taking the items from the fridge. All people will love this delicious wrap, whether you love your meat and potatoes, or just try to stick to the potatoes with some kale alongside. Vegans, too, can alter this with a vegan cream cheese or their favorite tangy spread and an apricot preserve for the sweetness (instead of honey). Get ready to be satiated!

The Ingredients

Tortilla/Burrito wrap - I prefer a whole grain flour tortilla, 10" large

Cucumber! I slice about four rounds, then cut those in half

Cashews - halves and pieces

Honey! (for vegans, an apricot preserve will be tasty)

Honey-dijon mustard (regular dijon for vegans)

Cream Cheese (for vegans, a no-cream cheese is good)

A small handful of raisins

Fresh spinach

Fresh sprouts (optional)

The Making

Spread a layer of cream cheese down the center of your tortilla/wrap. I make mine slightly thick. Vegans can use a vegan no-cream cheese of their choice.

On top of the cream cheese, sprinkle your cashews and raisins and press lightly into the cream cheese so you don't end up with cashew-raisin salad in your lap while eating.

Next, add honey-dijon mustard on top of the raisins and cashews. I use Wegman's brand honey-dijon mustard. It has a great sticky, honey-loaded flavor that I adore. You can also use a plain dijon, but if you're new to dijon mustards, be warned! It will clear up a stuffed nose and feel a lot like licking wasabi off a spoon.

I then lay down my cucumbers, again relying on the cream cheese and mustard to help my cucumber "stick" and prohibit any messy sliding.

Layer on the spinach! I love spinach. It's loaded with iron, vitamin c, calcium and other good-for-you vitamins and minerals. Any raw veggie will pack nearly twice the punch than cooked vegetables.

Add sprouts if you desire.

Pour a nice, healthy dose of honey over the whole she-bang, being sure to spread it from top to bottom.

The Roll

I then fold one half over to the far side, tucking it under the veggies on the other side. Then I tuck up the bottom, folding it in half. Sometimes it cracks but that's okay. Holding firmly to my veggie-loaded tortilla, I fold over the remaining side, leaving the top open to show all the goodness packed inside.

Sit down with a nice cool glass of your favorite beverage (I really do enjoy Vanilla Almond Milk with ice), and taste the deliciousness!! Protein, calcium, magnesium, iron, and more, give this fantastic wrap a high score in my fast-food journal. Bon apetit!

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      Tricia Mason 6 years ago from The English Midlands

      Okey dokey :)

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      Christen Roberts Comer 6 years ago from Harrisburg, PA

      @Trish_M - if you try it out, let me know if you thought it as good as it sounds! Thanks for taking time to comment. :)

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      Tricia Mason 6 years ago from The English Midlands

      Sounds yummy.

      I'll have to try that :)

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      Christen Roberts Comer 6 years ago from Harrisburg, PA

      @salt - the honey really makes this, and the raisins.... and the cashews... ha! :)

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      salt 6 years ago from australia

      Looks yummy. And I love honey.

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      Christen Roberts Comer 6 years ago from Harrisburg, PA

      hi, Caroline! Thanks for commenting. Yes, sometimes we have to watch our fats (especially animal fats) but there are delicious veggie based fats that our bodies need - like nuts and avocados and olives. All good for you and healthy. Think of the Mediterranean diets and people - one of the healthiest people in our world, yet a diet high in veggie fats! Awesome... :D Thanks for stopping by!

      @reprieve - tell me what you think if you try it! thanks for taking time to comment!

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      Reprieve26 6 years ago from Oregon Coast

      Sounds good! :)

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      CarolineVABC 6 years ago from Castaic

      Looks delicious and very healthy, too-might give it a try. I like trying vegetarian dishes-they're very healthy for you, but sometimes, need to watch out for the butter/oil and cheese ingredients. Might try this sometime. Thanks for sharing!!!:-)

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      Christen Roberts Comer 6 years ago from Harrisburg, PA

      Ha! To each his own! (For the vegetarian, vegan or the meat eater who wants a new flavor, some Tempeh would be good on it too - like the "fakin bacon" flavor tempeh, a lot like soy sauce or teriyaki....) Adds that little extra UMPH. Just don't mix the flavors too much, or that honey and raisins will taste a little funky, I fear. :D (I do love me some gyros on occasion)

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      BenjaminB 6 years ago

      Looks interesting BigSerious,but I think I'd have to put some gyro meat on it too,lol :)