A paleo-perfect lunch ...
These wraps are gluten/dairy/grain free and quite tasty. There are so many diets out there that focus on foods not to eat, which can make 'what to eat' a really stressful question!
Healthy swaps are a great way to start which is why I love these wraps - replacing your normal tortilla wrap with collard greens is a higher vibrational choice (not to mention a different way to chow down on greens)
Did you know that collard greens are a functional food? They're considered a bitter vegetable, which helps stimulate bile flow and aides in the digestive process.
1x small red cabbage, rinsed + stem removed
2-3 rainbow carrots, rinsed
1/4 c raw sunflower seeds
Himalayan sea salt
Cracked black pepper
Olive oil (extra virgin)
1/2 orange, juiced (try tangelos or valencia)
Poached (pasture raised) chicken breast, finely shredded
Collard leaves (2 per serving)
For the Slaw:
Shred cabbage and carrots in food processor (or by hand). Add sunflower seeds. Toss and season with salt and pepper. Drizzle with olive oil and toss. Lastly, add juice from 1/2 lemon. Adjust to taste. Set slaw aside.
**This will make a lot of leftover slaw that you can enjoy for leftover salads or more collard wraps.
For the wrap:
Find collard leaves that are as in-tact as possible (minimal tears or holes). Rinse the leaves, remove the steam and set aside.
Fill a wide pan or pot with water (~1/4 inch or just enough to submerge collard leaf). Bring to a boil and turn down heat to low. Submerge one leaf at a time, cover pot until the leaf turns a deep green ~45 seconds to 1 minute. Set aside and repeat with remaining collard leaves.
In a bowl mix 1 cup of slaw with 4 oz chicken per serving (for example if you have two, double these amounts).
Lay out each wrap with the vein side down. Add slaw and poached chicken salad length-wise along the steam. Wrap like a burrito. Serve immediately and enjoy!
*Packing these out for lunch? You can enjoy the collard wraps raw as well. I recommend assembling on site as these will easily fall apart during travel.*