Thursday, October 01, 2009

It's October 1st!

And do you know what that means exactly? It's World Vegetarian Day! Yes, October 1st is one big day for veggie-eaters everywhere, so give one a pat on the back and make lunch for that lucky vegetarian. In celebration of World Vegetarian Day, here's a recipe to try. And being that I've recently took the plunge myself and took on a vegitarian lifestyle, I'm going to give this recipe a try myself. I will let you know how it turns out Grill Veggie Wraps; courtesy of Hungry Girl Vegetarians, we know it's tough being the only one at the cookout eating a Gardenburger. This one's for you. Make those carnivores jealous! Ingredients: 2 La Tortilla Factory Smart & Delicious Low Carb High Fiber Large Tortillas Two 1/2-inch-thick peeled eggplant slices (cut lengthwise) 1 large portabello mushroom cap 1 red bell pepper, halved, seeds removed 1 small zucchini, ends removed, cut lengthwise into 4 slices 3 tbsp. plain fat-free yogurt 1 tbsp. finely chopped fresh basil 1/2 tsp. crushed garlic 2 dashes salt 2 dashes black pepper Directions: Spray grill well with nonstick spray, and bring to medium-high heat. Grill all the veggies for 5 minutes with the grill cover down. Then carefully flip with long barbecue tongs. Grill veggies for about 5 minutes longer with the grill cover down, until slightly soft and blackened. Remove from grill and allow to cool slightly. Meanwhile, in a small dish, combine yogurt, basil, and garlic, and mix well. Set aside. Once veggies are cool enough to handle, cut mushroom cap and pepper halves into slices. Then warm tortillas slightly in the microwave (or carefully and quickly on the grill). Spread half of the yogurt mixture onto each tortilla. Place a slice of eggplant down the center of each tortilla, and place a slice of zucchini on either side. Sprinkle with salt and black pepper. Evenly distribute mushroom and pepper slices between the two tortillas, laying them in the same direction as the other veggie slices. Roll each tortilla up like a burrito. Slice each wrap in half (giving you four halves total), and enjoy! MAKES 2 SERVINGS PER SERVING (two halves): 145 calories, 3.5g fat, 483mg sodium, 31g carbs, 16.5g fiber, 8g sugars, 12g protein -- WEIGHT WATCHER POINTS® value 2

1 comment:

bodyhacker said...

Hello, thanks so much for your recipe and we definitely agree that we love The La Tortilla Factory Low Carb/High Fiber Tortillas too!

We have been faithful consumers (actually most days we have at least 2 of these wraps) of The La Tortilla Factory Low Carb/High Fiber Tortillas. These tortillas are only 80 Calories per wrap and are cholesterol-free, contain no saturated fats, trans fat or hydrogenated oils. Therefore they are perfect for the health conscious and dieters (especially people who are following a low carbohydrate, low calorie and lower glycemic index foods – such as diabetics).

We use the wraps for all of our meals – breakfast, lunch and dinner although can be also used for snacks (you just have to get creative).

If you are interested, we list one of our favorite recipes (Italian Pizza - it's only 195 calories per pizza) and will continue to list more on our site:

Thanks and look forward to reading more! :-)

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