We are treating you to a Mediterranean meal this afternoon! Gone are the days of sad desk salad, we are treating you to a happy lunch break while keeping it low carb without seeing all greens. A lunch recipe that is as easy as 1-2-3 and can be done within a span of 20 minutes. Perfect for you who is always on the go. Treat yourself to a lunch full of protein, fresh salad, and healthy fat. Enjoy the Mediterranean flair of delicious lunch with every bite. Worry no more about the availability of ingredients. We made sure that all these could be easily found in your local supermarkets.
Chicken, Hummus in a bed of lettuce Wraps
An overview of the main ingredients:
Chicken – Chicken is a versatile source of high-quality protein it does make the best substitute for red meats. It does not contain much fat and is therefore highly advisable for those who love to keep in shape. Despite its protein content, chicken is also rich in Vitamin B12, Choline, Zinc, Iron, Copper, and an amino acid called Tryptophan. Did you know that this amino acid has been linked to serotonin or the so-called “feel good” hormone in our brains? Hmm, chicken is a go-to food not just for people who are very much particular with their weight loss journey it also promotes mental health being. Studies also suggest that 25-30 grams of protein per meal can help you feel more full. Despite eating less, opt to include protein-rich food in your diet.
Hummus – This popular Middle Eastern dip and spread is packed with nutrients linked to many health benefits. This dip is typically made by blending chickpeas, sesame seeds m olive oil, and lemon juice. Hummus is packed with healthy ingredients that are vital in combating chronic inflammation. As a great source of plant-based protein which amounts to 7.9 grams per serving, hummus makes an excellent option for people who is very much particular in a vegan diet. Protein is needed for optimal growth, recovery, and the body’s immune function. Hummus ingredients is also a secret to youthful glowing skin. A key ingredient such as chickpeas is an excellent source of manganese that helps combat damages caused by free radicals keeping fine lines and wrinkles at bay. Other nutrients such as folate and Vitamin B nourish skin cells and repair damage caused by the environmental aggressors.
Arugula – Your Mediterranean treat would not be complete without arugula. Spice up your lunch with this distinctive tasting green taunting health benefits. Unlike any other green vegetable, arugula’s distinctive and peppery crunch would be of a great addition to your plain salad. The distinctive shape alone is oozing with vital nutrients such as calcium – essential in helping the blood to clot normally, Vitamin C – a powerful antioxidant vital not just to your immune system but to your skin’s health. Vitamin A – another source of antioxidant vital in supporting your immune function and cell growth. These vital nutrients are of big help in maintaining your skin and body.
• 2 cups cooked grilled chicken breasts thinly sliced
• 3 whole-grain- flatbreads
• ½ cup hummus
• 1 small red bell pepper, thinly sliced
• 2 cup arugula salad
• Salt and Pepper
• 2 tomatoes
• ½ cup cheese
• Cucumber (optional)
• Corn (optional)
1. Heat a heavy-duty pan or grill to medium heat. Grill or cook wraps for 2 minutes on each side or until the flatbread is crispy. Remove from heat.
2. Spread a 1/3 cup hummus on each flatbread.
3. Spread ½ cup arugula salad, 3 tablespoons thinly sliced pepper, ¼ cup cooked grilled chicken, 2 tablespoons of cheese, ½ tablespoons tomatoes on each flatbread. Fold tightly to form a burrito shape.
4. Slice in half and serve immediately.
Who says healthy eating has to be boring and time-consuming? This Mediterranean lunch treat is perfect for you who are very much concerned about food intake. Treat yourself to a not Mediterranean lunch break.