I am sure this idea is out there somewhere else but one day after I was fed up with fast food as we traveled home, I thought up this concept. Ok, so sadly busy mom’s best friend is the drive thru – I just wish there were more healthier options in the drive thru, however I feel we do pretty good for the most part.
I hear people say to me, “Well, I don’t have much money and can only eat off the dollar menu” or “I don’t have time to eat healthy.” Excuses, exsmushes – that’s is a bunch of bologna! I have found there ARE healthy options at fast food – just not that many OR I have found that you CAN eat a hamburger and French fries, just not the triple double decker for just 1,400 calories! A small hamburger and fries are okay ever now and then but not every day!
Ok, I am off my rant but I was thinking, gee, salads are so messy to eat in the car, hmm . . . . I got it – why not shove a salad (veggies, meat, dressing and more) into large lettuce leaves? It is basically a large lettuce wrap with just more veggies in it! So that is exactly what I did and boy it was delightful!
I used large romaine leaves and filled it with organic dark leafy greens. Then I topped it off with ranch dressing and tomato slices. In the center if place about three to four ounces of shaved, low-sodium, turkey meat. Wrap it up! For easier handling I placed it in wax paper and rolled up. Then I cut it at an angle. Place in foil and throw it in your lunch box! Whoohoo! I got at least two servings of veggies in for a fast lunch and avoided the mess of a salad. Get creative, my next wrap I am going to add some sesame seeds, jalapeno crunchers (previous favorite Friday product) and try different dressings – next one is Bolthouse Yogurt Dressing – honey mustard, my fav!
This is so awesome! Enjoy!