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Easy Vegetarian Wrap with Cream Cheese, Raisins, Cashews, Honey and More (Delicious!)
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!
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 sprouts (optional)
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.
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 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! Vanilla Almond Milk