hummus wrap

Red Pepper Hummus Wrap

Take a look at this incredible food, and don’t be a hater.

I started with a whole-wheat, low-carb wrap, which I always have in the fridge unless the boys have been voraciously eating them and I’ve not been to the grocery. They have a total of 15 g of carbs, but 8 grams are dietary fiber, so the net carb gain is only 7 grams. Pretty good.

It’s slathered with red pepper hummus, which you can hardly see in the picture because I piled it with other goodies, but it’s there. I actually prefer a plain garlic hummus, but this red pepper version looked a pretty shade of orange and I do love bell peppers. I haven’t been making my own hummus lately, so this batch came from the Whole Foods.

Above that is a good handful of clover sprouts, which seem to be the greenest options in the row of sprouts in my grocery, and thus I’m forever picking these up out of the line-up.

Then comes a pile of sprouted legumes: adzuki beans, lentils, and peas. Again, I could do this myself, but they are so easily available in the produce section and they add a wonderful crunch to any sandwich, salad, or wrap.

Finally I added jalapeno peppers, for which I have a weakness, and a few slices of yellow bell pepper. I cut and eat the entire pepper every time; they are such juicy goodness!

Nothing better than a spring wrap like this. It’s like eating sunshine and happiness. Go ye and make your own!

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9 Responses to Red Pepper Hummus Wrap

  1. Margaret Reyes Dempsey March 30, 2011 at 11:59 pm #

    Looks yummy. I love stuff like this.

    • Lisa Creech Bledsoe March 31, 2011 at 8:23 am #

      Me too, and it makes me sound like a full-time healthy eater, but I also love candy, heh. I actually spend a fair amount of time determining which garbage food options are better than others. I could do a “eat this, not that” book on candy.

      Do you eat healthy food? (Do you make your own hummus?)

      • Margaret Reyes Dempsey March 31, 2011 at 9:22 am #

        I have made my own hummus and it was so much better than the stuff you get at the supermarket, but my husband does most of the cooking these days and I don’t think homemade hummus is in my near future. 😉

        I try to eat healthy food, but there are definitely some splurges. I’m a walking encyclopedia of nutrition. Sticking to what I know is sometimes the hard part.

        I imagine you burn up any candy you eat at the gym.

  2. Lisa Creech Bledsoe March 31, 2011 at 9:25 am #

    Shoot, I can eat way more candy that I can burn, easy. 😉 Now we both need posts on our favorite splurges. On my current list would be ice cream (coffee flavored, with crumbled graham crackers and almonds), Hershey Drops, popcorn with BUTTER, and chocolate Reisen. You?

    • Margaret Reyes Dempsey March 31, 2011 at 9:42 am #

      I like coffee ice cream, too. Popcorn, yum. I recently had a run-in with a jar of Nutella and I did not win. Hence, extra-hard work-outs.

      • Lisa Creech Bledsoe March 31, 2011 at 9:48 am #

        Hm, I keep hearing about this Nutella thing. Still have not yet seen it in the grocery (where does it live?) so haven’t tried it yet. It looks, in the pictures, like chocolate peanut butter, which sounds good.

      • Margaret Reyes Dempsey March 31, 2011 at 10:35 am #

        Actually, it’s chocolate hazelnut. Even better!

  3. Girlboxing March 31, 2011 at 5:44 pm #

    Great photo and display! We live near hummos heaven in downtown Brooklyn (3 great middle eastern groceries/bakeries + a Trader Joes). To say I’m spoiled is an understatement, but we do manage to make our own from time to time and keep it sort of chunky rather than smooth.

    • Lisa Creech Bledsoe March 31, 2011 at 8:24 pm #

      Middle-eastern is my 2nd favorite food, after Thai. Trader Joe’s rocks, too. Yes, you are spoiled, and I want to come visit and be spoiled too!

      Do you make your hummus in a blender or food processor? I killed three blenders before finally buying a food processor. But I haven’t made hummus in a while… Can I use the “I was busy taking care of kids” excuse?

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