So, two weeks ago we talked about how hard it can be to think up something delicious for lunch everyday, especially if you want it to be healthy. I had posted this recipe for, Stone Fruit Salad which featured grilled peaches and Speck. Now we are going to get even more lip smacking good and talk about this honey avocado dressing and why it’s our ultimate favorite dressing EVER.
Last night’s dinner of salad, and chicken and peppers pasta turned into an even better lunch. EVEN BETTER. Seriously. This wrap is going to save the world.
Ok, here’s what I’m thinking, if everyone, especially the crazy politicians had one of these wraps there wouldn’t be room for name calling and fighting. Everyone would be so busy inhaling peace would be had throughout the world. These babies are seriously that good. The sauce, ooooooh the sauce. It’s heaven. Pure heaven. My darling friend, Jeana Hammer taught me how to make the sauce and it is hands down out favorite new lunch item. It’s out of this world.
So, here’s what it is, we used the salad, cucumbers, sauteed peppers, and shredded chicken from the night before. I just stuck a little of everything aside and saved it for lunch. The next morning I was already at the stove making pancakes so I also cooked some uncooked Tortilla Land tortillas. (They are the only kind we buy). By the time lunch rolled around I threw the sauce ingredients in a blender and we were ready to eat. The entire lunch took us about 3 minutes to make. Not bad at all!
How To Get More Dairy Into Your Diet With 5 Easy Steps
If we are talking about making healthy and delicious lunches one thing I just have to bring up one little thing… dairy. I have been shocked to hear that many people do not include very much dairy in their diet. So, here’s what I was thinking. If you are already going to join me on my “new paper bag lunch mission” (I totally just made that name up, but I’m sticking with it.) then let’s just quickly go over a few ways that you can include a little dairy in your lunch to help you to meet your recommended 3 servings of low-fat or fat-free dairy foods a day. Click HERE to see what the National Dairy Council is saying about 5 easy ways you can get your dairy in. I don’t know about you, but I adore dairy, and yet I still need reminders to incorporate enough of it into my diet. I figure if the Lactose Intolerance sheet can help those with issues, it’s also a great source to help everyone.
Let’s make lunchtime a little better, yeah?
How Do You Keep Cut Avocados From Turning Black?
Wrap it tightly in plastic wrap.
Also sprinkle a little lemon or lime juice on the avocado to keep it from turning dark.
Are Avocados Good For You?
One serving of avocado has almost 20 vitamins and minerals.
Avocados are low in sugar and contain a good amount of fiber.
Avocados contain potassium which helps control blood pressure.
Avocados contain lutein which is good for your eyes.
What Is Veganaise?
Veganaise is a healthy alternative to mayonnaise.
Veganaise has less saturated fat and cholesterol than regular mayonnaise.
Honey Avocado Dressing
- 1/2 Avocado, chopped
- Juice of one lemon
- 2 Teaspoons garlic, minced (I used Gourmet Garden Garlic)
- 2 Tablespoons Honey
- 2 Tablespoons Veganaise
- Pinch of Salt
- Uncooked tortillas
- Sauteed sweet peppers
- Cucumbers, sliced
- Chicken, or turkey* optional
- Mixed Greens
- Throw all of the ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth and no chunks remain.
- Add a little more honey if your avocado wasn't ripe enough and the sauce is a bit to tart.
- Cook your tortilla.
- Toss all other ingredients on the open tortilla, drizzle with avocado sauce, fold up each end, holding them closed as you roll the tortilla closed the opposite way.
Use any ingredients that are in your fridge, cucumbers, peppers, ground meat, deli meat, tomatoes etc.
Amount Per Serving:Calories: 102 Saturated Fat: 0g Cholesterol: 0mg Sodium: 0mg Carbohydrates: 12.8g Fiber: 2.2g Sugar: 9.2g Protein: 1.2g