Those of you who anxiously wait up for our posts to go up each night probably noticed that our posts were late going up both on Friday and this morning. I was originally scheduled to post this on Friday. I had about 90% of it written before we left on our trip to Utah and I was going to finish it up on Thursday night when we had a family emergency. Not like a Kate emergency where I run out of sweetened condensed milk and I don’t want to go to the store, like a real, true, life-or-death kind of emergency. Thankfully, through what I can only describe as a series of miracles and blessings, everything and everyone is fine. I’m not totally ready to put it all out there for the world quite yet, mostly because I’m sure someone will have something not nice to say and my heart can’t quite take it right now, but PSA of the Day: Be careful. And know CPR.
Anyway. While Sara’s been rocking it with her weight loss, I have also been working at getting off the baby weight (and then some, hopefully). I’ve talked before so many times about how much I hate dealing with lunch for myself. Part of it is that my dad worked from home growing up, so during the summer when we were home from school, we often went out to lunch so he could get out of the house and break up his day. So I really like going out to lunch. But that can be brutal on healthy eating habits.
I’ve used Weight Watchers to lose weight in the past and that’s what I’m doing now. And, as you probably know, food is assigned a point value and you have a certain number of points you can eat every day. So, sometimes when I’m out and about, I’ll grab something that has low-ish points.
Like, for instance, a McDonald’s cheeseburger. It has 8 points, which, for me, is a good number for lunch. But all I get for 8 points is a little, super-processed, super salty cheeseburger on a stale bun.
I started making these wraps a few weeks ago and they’re 9 points, but full of vegetables, whole grains, and healthy fats. And they keep me fueled through the afternoon, instead of starving 2 hours later.
Keep in mind that I’m nursing, so the numbers that are good for me might be a little high if you’re trying to eat fewer calories/points. It’s easy to cut back on the dressing, reduce or leave out the sunflower seeds, or buy a lower-calorie tortilla.
You’ll need a whole wheat tortilla,
hummus (I use red pepper hummus, and you could use this recipe here), some chopped roasted red peppers, a couple tablespoons of crumbled feta cheese, a little Newman’s Oil and Vinegar dressing (or your favorite vinaigrette) ,a handful of spinach, about 1/2 cup of chopped cucumber (I use those delicious baby English cucumbers), and a tablespoon of sunflower seeds.
Spread the hummus on the tortilla.
Hear your baby giggling in his Bumbo seat. Turn around and see the dog licking the heck out of him.
Pause your wrap-making to wipe down your baby with disinfecting wipes and put the dog away.
Layer the remaining ingredients, drizzling with the dressing last.
Wrap and eat immediately. Makes 1 wrap.
Weight Watchers Points: 9
Veggie, Hummus, & Feta Wrap
Recipe by Our Best Bites
1 medium whole wheat tortilla
2 tablespoons hummus (I used roasted red pepper hummus)
1 handful (about 1-1 1/2 cups) fresh spinach
1/2 cup chopped cucumber or 1 baby English cucumber, sliced
2-3 tablespoons chopped roasted red pepper
2 tablespoons crumbled feta cheese
1 tablespoon sunflower seeds
1 tablespoon vinegar and oil salad dressing
Spread the hummus on the tortilla. Layer the remaining ingredients, drizzling with the dressing last. Wrap and eat immediately.