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Vegetable Hummus Quinoa Wrap

Veggie WrapWhile on a family vacation (and Beachbody Success Club Celebration) at Disney World, I unsurprisingly struggled finding healthy stuff to eat.  My family and I did not have the luxury of a kitchen or even kitchenette in our hotel room.  We did have a kick ass view, but that didn’t help me eat vegetables.  Or feed them to my kids.  More to the point, it seemed as if most of Walt and his minions were conspiring to prevent me from eating vegetables or tricking my kids into eating them.  I had no way to make my Vegetable Shakes.  I had no ability to steam anything.  The trip was awesome, but nutritionally, it was miserable.

As a great example, one day while lounging by the pool, I went to go get lunch for everyone.  I read the menu.  Then, I read it again.  It was loaded with crap and, given that I had already felt tricked by the alleged “healthy” options previously in the trip, I was extremely leery of getting more of those.

One item, though, caught my eye: the Hummus Quinoa Wrap.  It promised a whole wheat tortilla (don’t think that means healthy for one second), hummus, quinoa, and grilled vegetables.  Hmmmm…. might be ok and, compared to the Fried Chicken or Mickey Club Sandwich, it was my best bet.  Ordering it, I eagerly awaited my meal.  (I did get my kids peanut butter and jelly with fruit.  I wasn’t going to guinea pig them with this wrap.)  The food arrived and I surveyed my entree.  It looked ok, smelled ok, had a solid helping of vegetables, and left me feeling like I’d found something decent.

Well, no shocker here, it was horrible.  The vegetables were soggy from overcooking.  I felt like I was actually eating a Salt Tablet Wrap.  There was really nothing appealing or appetizing about it.  In spite of that, it seemed like a pretty good meal idea.  So, upon getting home, I set about to making not only a healthy one, but one that tasted good too.  My family, including my In-laws, love them.  They are super delicious and healthy.  I hope you enjoy them too!

Hummus Quinoa WrapIngredients

  • Tortillas (I try to find a whole wheat option that isn’t ridiculously loaded with sodium)
  • Hummus (I didn’t get a flavored version, like Roasted Red Pepper, because I wanted the flavor of the vegetables to stand out)
  • Quinoa
  • Broccoli, chopped
  • Bell Peppers (any colors), chopped
  • Onion (white, yellow, or red will all work), sliced
  • Carrots, chopped
  • Yellow Squash, chopped (any squash would work though)
  • 2-4 Garlic Cloves, diced (or garlic powder)
  • Olive Oil

Directions

1.  Begin preparing quinoa.  This usually takes about 15-20 minutes.

2.  While the quinoa is cooking, cut all the vegetables.  You can see from my picture how I cut mine, but they can obviously be cut however you prefer.

3.  Heat a couple of tablespoons of olive oil in a pan.  If you are using diced garlic cloves, once the oil is warm-hot, briefly saute the diced garlic for just a couple of minutes (do not overcook the garlic).  If you are using garlic powder, you can just sprinkle a desired amount over the vegetables.

4.  Add all vegetables to the pan and saute until desired tenderness.  Be aware that certain vegetables will soften faster than others.  For instance, squash will soften much faster than carrots or broccoli.  So, depending on what vegetables you decide to use, be cognizant of the time they need to cook.  I prefer mine much crunchier (and thus, less cooked), than softer and tend to cook them for 5-7 minutes.  I also cook all mine at the same time, mostly because I am too lazy to stagger the cooking schedules.

5.  While the vegetables (and quinoa) are cooking, take the tortillas and spread a thin amount of hummus onto only one side of each tortilla.  When the quinoa is finished, spread some quinoa over the hummus.  Once the vegetables are finished, scoop a desired amount of vegetables onto the hummus and quinoa spread.  Fold, wrap, or serve these delicacies open; you cannot go wrong!

6.  Lastly, serve and enjoy!

I love this recipe as it takes more time to cut the vegetables than do anything else.  My family thinks it tastes great and I think its healthy so that all makes me happy.

If you have any questions or comments, please leave them below and thanks for reading!Veggie Hummus Quinoa

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