November 24, 2016

CARROT and HUMMUS WRAPS

WHY CHOOSE CARROT AND HUMMUS WRAPS?

Carrot and hummus wraps are incredibly easy to make, and are perfect whether you’re on your way out to work or play. They also have lots of beneficial ingredients, for example, chickpeas, which hummus is made from, has lots of fibre – two cups provide your entire daily fibre requirement!

The chickpeas in hummus help to regulate blood fat levels, cholesterol and triglycerides. They also support the digestive system because they are mostly made up of insoluble fibre, which protects your intestinal wall. Also, significantly reducing the risk of colon cancer.

One cup of cooked chickpea hummus provides a significant amount of fibre, folate, protein, iron, and copper; the antioxidants that decrease cardiovascular risk and regulate blood sugar; and satiety, which leaves you feeling full.

CARROT AND HUMMUS WRAPS: NUTRITIONAL BENEFITS

Carrots contain large amounts of nutrients. The nutrients in hummus protect against cardiovascular disease and inhibit the growth of cancer cells in the colon. Carrots are high in vitamins A, K, C, B6, B3, B1, B2, and E. They also contain fibre, potassium, and phosphorus. Carrots are also well known as protectors of vision health.

Women who consume carrots twice a week were found to have lower rates of glaucoma in a study done at UCLA. There are many different types of carrots such as red and purple varieties. This will make your lunch more colourful and exciting!

Rocket, a green, leafy vegetable high in phytochemicals, is known to counter cancer-causing effects of oestrogen. Thus, it can help fight prostate, breast, cervical, colon, and ovarian cancers. It’s also a great source of vitamin A, which also protects against skin, lung, and oral cancers. Finally, it’s also high in vitamin C, which is critical as we go into winter, and cold and flu season approaches.

The recipe below has only 355 calories, 10g of protein, 6g of fibre, and just 1.09g of salt. Your body will thank you!

CARROT AND HUMMUS WRAPS RECIPE

Ingredients

  • A tub of hummus
  • 4 wraps, tortilla can be substituted if need be
  • 3-4 good-sized carrots
  • A small handful of rocket leaves

CARROT AND HUMMUS WRAPS METHOD

Spread the hummus evenly on all the wraps. Roughly grate or chop the carrots, then spread on top. Finish off with a few rocket leaves and season with sea salt and freshly ground pepper. Neatly and tightly roll the wrap... and eat!


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