Great race, great taste: Strawberry-chicken spinach warps

Tuesday, 01 September 2015 10:23 AM Written by 

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Strawberry-Chicken Spinach Wraps

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You might not think fruit belongs in a sandwich, but this healthful wrap proves otherwise. Sweet strawberries pair perfectly with roasted chicken and salty feta, while cucumbers and green onions add some crunch. A handful of spinach, meanwhile, doesn’t just add a low-cal dose of iron — the leaves’ nitrates could also boost running performance by delivering more oxygen and nutrients to muscles.

Prefer to eat gluten-free? No problem — just toss the filling into a large bowl and eat it salad style.

For dressing

1/2 cup sliced, hulled strawberries

Juice and zest 1 lime

1/4cup balsamic vinegar

1/3 cup extra-virgin olive oil

1 tablespoon honey

2 teaspoons Dijon mustard

1/2 teaspoon salt

For wraps

4 large whole-wheat flour tortillas

8 cups baby spinach

8 ounces sliced, cooked chicken breast

4 ounces crumbled feta cheese

1/2 medium-size cucumbers, sliced thinly

1 avocado, pitted, peeled and cut into slices

1/2 cup sliced hulled strawberries

3 green onions, sliced thinly

Prepare dressing: Combine dressing ingredients in a blender. Blend on high speed until emulsified — about 30 seconds. Set aside.

Prepare wraps: Lay out 1 tortilla. Pile on one-fourth of the spinach, chicken, feta, cucumber, avocado, strawberries and green onions. Drizzle with some dressing. Roll wrap tightly, slice in half and serve. 

Makes 4 wraps.

Nutrition per serving: 507 calories, 21 grams protein, 41 grams carbohydrates, 7 grams fiber, 34 grams fat.

— “Chia, Quinoa, Kale, Oh My!” by Cassie Johnston (Countryman Press, 2015, $21.95)

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Last modified on Tuesday, 01 September 2015 10:28
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