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Wednesday, June 26, 2013

What's For Lunch: Nori Wraps

VeegMama recipe for Nori Wraps by Stephanie Dreyer
Nori Wraps

I have been watching my carb intake lately and trying to eat less starches (mainly because I am trying to drop my last 4-6 pounds and realize that's an area I could cut back in).  I have traded in bread and tortillas for sheets of nori and my tastebuds and tummy have been delighted with the results!  Nori is seaweed, found most commonly wrapped around sushi rolls.  Whole Foods sells sheets of it.  You can also purchase them at an Asian Foods market (for a lot less).

Below are a few of the concoctions I have come up with, but you can have all sorts of fun with these, stuffing them with your faves or whatever leftovers you have in the fridge.  They are super healthy and fun to make.  Enjoy!

Cucumber and Avocado Wrap

Ingredients:
1 sheet of nori
1/2 persian cucumber, sliced into matchsticks
1/2 small organic Haas avocado, sliced
1-2 tablespoons shredded green cabbage
Shoyu or soy sauce

Directions:
1. Place nori sheet on a flat work surface.
2. Layer first the cabbage, then the cucumber, and last the avocado.
3.  Drizzle soy sauce over the vegetables.
4. Roll the nori sheet into a "burrito."
5. Cut in half.


Tofu and Cabbage Slaw Wrap

Ingredients:
1 sheet of nori
1 tablespoon of Wildbrine beet and red cabbage slaw (available at Whole Foods in the refrigerated section next to the tempeh)
1/4 Trader Joe's Baked Savory tofu, cut into matchsticks
5-6 baby spinach leaves

Directions:
1. Place nori sheet on a flat work surface.
2. Layer first the spinach, then the tofu, and last the slaw.
3.  Drizzle soy sauce over the vegetables.
4. Roll the nori sheet into a "burrito."
5. Cut in half.

Hummus and Veggie Wrap

Ingredients:
1 sheet of nori
1 tablespoon Trader Joe's Edamame Hummus
1 tablespoon shredded carrots
1-2 tablespoons shredded green cabbage
4-5 baby spinach leaves
1/2 persian cucumber, sliced into matchsticks
3 cherry or grape tomatoes, halved

Directions:
1. Place nori sheet on a flat work surface.
2. Spread hummus across nori sheet.
3. Layer first the spinach, then the cabbage, carrots, and cucumber.  Top with tomatoes.
4. Roll the nori sheet into a "burrito."
5. Cut in half.