Ready for a reset? These collard green wraps are great for meal prep and will make you feel ultra healthy! Gluten Free, Vegetarian, Vegan
So the summer is indulgent, right? I mentioned in this month’s HH newsletter that I think the summer is the hardest time to avoid indulgences. During the holidays I am aware of every cookie, keeping track and getting those workouts in.
Between vacations and backyard cookouts the margs (or green drinks as my Grandma would call them) and all the chips…. yaaaaaaa…..I lose track, and it can leave me feeling just a little-bloated come Monday. I’ve been making these collard green wraps which literally make me feel like a healthy living rockstar.
Is that a rubber band around that thing? Well, funny you should ask. Yes, it is! Here is the deal, every single time I’ve seen recipes for collard green wraps in the past they looked complicated.
I’m not about to chop a million vegetables to go inside leaves that I have to wash, cut, boil and prep. No, thank you. Hard pass.
I’ll just take some celery and hummus to get on with my day thank you very much. Then it dawned on me, what if I could make them ahead of time and just have them to pull out of the fridge for an easy snack or part of lunch.
Now that I can do! The container above is the actual container I stored my wraps in, not a food blog prop. I wanted to show you that you guys can totally do this! I’ve made these a few weeks in a row so now I’ve got it down, I have the tricks that will save you time and make you successful.
First, use REALLY hot water to wash your leaves. Backup, first, pick a bunch of collard greens from the store with large leaves that are not ripped. Then, wash them in SUPER hot water.
This is how I skip parboiling step, and it softens them just enough without being too extreme or needing to boil water. Gurl, ain’t nobody got time to boil water, chop a million veggies, make wraps, etc!
Next, you will need to trim off the stem, and then trim the stem’s thickness, so it lays as flat as the leaf. (Here is a great tutorial.) You will see that she boils her leaves, I don’t find that necessary, but if you have time for that more power to you.
However, if you have sensitive teeth, you may decide it’s worth it because these babies are super crunchy. Watch out chips. I’ve got my collard green wraps!
After that, it’s all about the ingredients. I spread two tablespoons greek yogurt hummus (which I added one tsp turmeric too), then a handful of shredded carrots, a small handful of shredded red cabbage, and a few slivers of cucumber.
Roll those bad boys up and rubberband them to keep them together as shown. (Use new rubber bands to avoid contamination.) No fancy ties, no craziness, just refreshing crunchy portable wraps all week!
I chose not to roll up extra carbs like quinoa or protein like deli meat in them because I wanted to eat them as a healthy snack, especially when I’m starving before dinner. Some days I ate them for lunch and just paired them with whatever protein I had in the fridge, usually deli meat.
It worked out great and I literally felt so healthy that I was glowing every time I ate one! Or at least that is how I pictured myself. When I ate them though, in my mind I was the girl in the Lululemon or Lorna Jane ads with the perfect body, hair, and life.
In reality, I had zero makeup on, never showered after I worked out, and was still sweating from drinking too much coffee….
So that is your one dish meal for the week, let me know if you try them!
Easy Detox Collard Green Wraps
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Easy Detox Collard Green Wraps
- 8 Collard Green Leaves Large – un-ripped
- 8 ounces shredded carrots
- 8 ounces shredded red cabbage
- 2 cucumbers cut julienne
- 1 cup Greek yogurt hummus or other hummus*
- Wash collard green leaves in HOT water. My fast version of parboiling them.
- Slice off the stems of the collard green leaves. Trim down the stems so they are same thickness of the leaves.
- Slather collard green leaves with 2T of hummus each.
- Add in 1-ounce carrots, 1-ounce shredded carrots, and a few cucumber strips to each wrap.
- Fold-ins and roll up like a burrito. If you are meal prepping and not eating them right away, use a rubber band or tie to keep them closed
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