vegetable chicken wrap

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It becomes difficult to make healthy decisions when you don’t have adequate time to cook. The cheez its in the pantry and the left over mashed potatoes in the fridge are often the only food quick enough to keep you from passing out.

The past few weeks have been a little crazy while preparing for my first job since having our son which was promptly followed by a long weekend trip to Tahoe. I have needed to be quite efficient with my time while juggling an infant and a never ending to-do list, always doing my best to keep my body fueled with real, honest food. So, now that O is napping in his crib, I have been using some of that time to prepare some fast, healthy meals for times when I need to just grab something and I don’t have more than 5-10 minutes to spend in the kitchen.

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If you have some time in the evening (or during nap time), prepping the veggies ahead of time would make this wrap a two minute meal. Just warm the tortilla, slice an avocado, sprinkle on some feta, salt and pepper and you’re set. I tossed the julienned vegetables in a bit of spicy pesto, and added some roasted chicken for a square meal.  A variation of this wrap has become a staple for lunch time around here. Usually, it’s filled with whatever protein we have left over from the night before as well as the remaining bits of veggies that didn’t make it into our dinner salad.

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vegetable chicken wrap
serves four

Ingredients: 

  • 1/2 red bell pepper
  • 1/2 large golden beet
  • 1 medium zucchini
  • 1 summer squash
  • 1/4 red onion, sliced thin
  • handful parsley leaves, sliced
  • 1 roma tomato, cut in half long ways and sliced
  • 4 oz chicken
  • 4 tablespoons crumbled feta
  • 1 avocado, sliced into 8 slices
  • 2 tablespoons pesto
  • salt and pepper
  • 4 whole wheat tortillas, warmed

Preparation: 

  1. Cut the bell pepper, beet, zucchini and squash into match sticks and place into a large bowl. Add the onion, parsley leaves, tomato and chicken and toss with the pesto.
  2. Divide vegetable mixture among the tortillas and top with a couple of avocado slices. Sprinkle with feta and season with salt and pepper. Wrap that baby up and enjoy.

Weight Watchers Points Plus Value: 6

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September 10, 2013. Tags: , , , , , . chicken, quick and easy, salads, summer, Whole Wheat.

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