Hummus & Veggie Wrap
Get your veggies in and keep it fun! This recipe is 100% vegan and 100% full of flavor. Prep is easy. All you have to do is grab your favorite hummus and slice your favorite raw vegetables. It's a great lunch for all ages.
Year around there are so many vegetables that you can enjoy raw. Winter squash is best cooked but cabbage, carrots, and spinach taste yummy raw. In the spring, sugar snap peas, asparagus, and radishes are crowd pleasers. The summer shines in all its glory with a plethora of options to choose from.
The key to making this wrap the best is to choose fresh ingredients that are in season. What's in season depends on where you live and the time of year.
This vegan wrap packs in lots of protein with a half cup of hummus in each wrap. Beans are an excellent source of protein and fiber. Hummus is made of pureed chickpeas and a sesame paste. I go for the whole wheat wrap when making this veggie wrap. Try this recipe for an easy idea.
Using a whole wheat wrap, spreading on a thick layer of hummus, and piling on the vegetables make this a complete reimbursable meal according to the USDA requirements for the national school lunch program. The USDA requires all grains to be whole grains and half cup to a full cup of fruits and vegetables must be served with all reimbursable meals. The hummus counts as a meat/meat alternate.
There are 5 components to a school lunch meal: grain, milk, meat/meat alternate, fruit, and vegetable. The requirements for the amounts that must be offered is based on the grade level being served. In order for a meal to be complete and reimbursable, at least 3 of the 5 components must be met. You can have all 5 but you must at least have 3 and one of those 3 must be a fruit or a vegetable.
In this one wrap, you have the wrap which counts toward the grain, the hummus which is a meat alternative, and the vegetables which appear as themselves. Add in a cup of fresh fruit or some extra veggies like fresh baby carrots for more vitamins and fiber.
Hummus and Vegetable Wrap
1 Cup Hummus (Try this recipe)
1/2 Zucchini, cut into 1/2 inch sticks
1/2 Yellow squash, cut into 1/2 inch sticks
1 Cucumber, cut into 1/2 inch sticks
2 Radishes, sliced thin
2 Cups Baby spinach
2 Whole Wheat Wraps or Tortillas
Spread half of the hummus on one side of each of the wraps. Lay the spinach over the hummus. Lay your fresh cut vegetables on one side of the wrap. Roll the wrap tight over the vegetables and cut in half. Serve with fresh fruit and more veggies. Enjoy.