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.

Nutritional Information:

Calories: 350
Fat: 22
Carbs: 30
Fiber: 6
Protein: 11
Weight Watchers Points: 9

 

78 comments

  1. I just love your recipes. I was able to see you present on Saturday and I just wanted to thank you for truly inspiring me. I can totally relate to the fridge in the middle of the room. 🙂 I have a 3 and a almost 2 year old. I was grateful to see my boys are not the only terrors out there! I too feel so much guilt not feeling perfect and having a perfect home etc. Thank you inspiring me to do the best I can and that I too can live a normal life without making everything from scratch. I did not make my own organic baby food! Thank you for being real and great women. Here’s to a great day!

  2. I’m glad everybody is doing ok. Scary emergency things are no fun at all. And I love it when your recipes include: spread, layer, eat. 🙂 Fabulous. These sound yummy. I agree with you on the lunch thing. Lunch is sometimes my hardest meal to figure out for myself (especially since I am also nursing). Thanks for the yummy recipes!

  3. I am going to get these ingredients to have on hand for lunch this week. There is a wheat tortilla/wrap from La Tortilla Factory (Smart and Delicious line). I usually can find them in the deli section. Really high in fiber and lower in fat than a regular wheat tortilla. They are pretty good, especially knowing they are easier on the diet.

  4. Sounds like you had quite a scare! So sorry you had to go through that, especially at a time that was already busy and stressful with traveling. I’m glad everyone is fine and I hope your heart heals quickly.

    Thanks for a fresh lunch idea. I think I feel the same way you do about lunch but for me it’s mostly the idea of having to get stuff out and then clean up the kitchen for another whole meal. This looks quick, easy, low-fuss, and delicious!

  5. SO thankful things ended up okay for you! What a blessing…
    And this wrap looks fabulous. I needed a suggestion for a good momma lunch (better than the pbj crusts of my boys!)

  6. Thanks for doing the healthy recipes this time of year! I hate making lunch too- especially since I am vegetarian so putting a quick sandwich together isn’t as easy for me :).

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