Grilled Tri-Color Veggie Hummus Wrap

By Barbara Day, M.S., R.D., C.N.

This recipe is full of colorful vegetables and lots of nutrients like vitamin C, vitamin A, potassium, phytochemicals and lots of dietary fiber.  It’s quick and easy, too.  Great for a quick lunch.

Nutritional Information Per Serving:  317 calories, 8 grams protein, 14 grams of fat,  43 grams of CHO, 7 grams of fiber, 480+ mg sodium.

Preparation Time:  10 minutes Cook Time: 10 minutes  Cool Time: 5 minutes

Serves:  2

Ingredients

  • 1 medium zucchini, cut in half lengthwise
  • 1 medium yellow squash, cut in half lengthwise
  • 1 medium red bell pepper
  • 1 medium green bell pepper
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 cup shredded spinach leaves
  • 2 8-inch spinach or whole grain wraps/tortillas
  • 4 tbsp Sabra® Lemon Hummus or Roasted Garlic Hummus*

Instructions

Heat grill. Drizzle squash and peppers with olive oil and season with salt and pepper.  Grill veggies turning frequently until the outer skins of peppers  are charred and squash is almost cooked throughout. Remove from the grill and allow to cool.  Peel roasted peppers and remove stem and seeds. Slice into strips. Slice grilled squash thinly on the diagonal. Spread each wrap with 2 tbsp of hummus. Sprinkle evenly with chopped spinach.  Divide grilled veggies in half and arrange evenly over the hummus and spinach.  Roll one end in and tuck both sides while rolling. Carefully squeeze as you roll to keep the shape. Secure with toothpicks. Slice in half on the diagonal. You can add a spoonful of low fat sour cream (optional).

Shopping List

  • 1 medium zucchini
  • 1 medium yellow squash
  • 1 medium red bell pepper
  • 1 medium green bell pepper
  • olive oil
  • spinach leaves
  • 8-inch spinach or whole grain wraps/tortillas
  • Sabra® Lemon Hummus or Roasted Garlic Hummus

*You can use any type hummus that you like if you want.

Image from www.recipes.howstuffworks.com

Barbara Day, M.S., R.D., C.N., is a registered dietitian with a Master’s Degree in clinical nutrition.  The former publisher of Kentuckiana HealthFitness Magazine, Kentuckiana Healthy Woman magazine and radio show host of Health News You Can Use, Barbara has over 30 years of experience in promoting healthy lifestyles to consumers.  Barbara worked as Nutrition Consultant to the Navy SEALs (8 years) and the University of Louisville Athletic Department (10 years). Barbara has private practice, DayByDay Nutrition, www.DayByDayNutrition.com, where she counsels clients on weight loss, cholesterol management, performance nutrition and an array of other medical issues.  Visit Barbara’s new website which is an on-line health & wellness magazine, www.KentuckianaHEALTHWellness.com. Barbara writes nutrition and health columns for www.LiveStrong.com as well as a weekly nutrition column for the Southeast Outlook. She also designs and presents employee wellness programs to small and large businesses. Barbara is a runner, cyclist, hiker and a mother and grandmother to 11 grandchildren.    

 

 

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *