Nori Wraps

by diana on February 7, 2015

in Raw & Vegetarian Recipes

The ultimate gluten-free wrap!

When I talk with woman and they wish to give up gluten they usually are a bit panic that they will have nothing to eat. Especially for lunch.

That is because the media, restaurants and of course – our mothers – fed us sandwiches for lunch. Every lunch. Although sandwiches are easy to carry and easy to sell, they are often filled with not-so-healthy ingredients.

Of course there are incredible breads now you can get – yes, and you can also pile it high with nutritious veggies, greens, sprouts and avocado – so they can be nutritious.

But let’s ditch the heavy bread! If you are a woman over 40 – I highly suggest you do.

Using Nori sheets is an extremely healthy alternative to a wheat wrap.

These do take a bit of practice to roll up but give them a try!

I have pictures below to guide you but you can put anything in these.

You can make these raw and vegan – by adding a raw pate or more avocado. I added scrambled eggs (as I actually had them for brunch)

NORI WRAPS

Ingredients I used:

  • Nori sheet (at the bottom of the post I list some health benefits of Nori)

  • Mixed power greens (a blend of dark greens)

  • Bell pepper

  • Green onions

  • Daikon

  • Avocado

  • Sprouts (I used alfalfa sprouts)

  • Red Cabbage

  • Carrots

  • Scrambled eggs with greens

Here is how I made them:

  • As you see above I cut the cabbage, carrots, bell peppers and green onions into thin strips. In one bowl is the red cabbage, carrots and daikon. You can grate these.

  • I prepped all the veggies – including avocado.

  • Made the scrambled eggs (or make whatever you also want to stuff inside – could even be guacamole)

  • Lay the nori sheet on the counter or a cutting board and begin piling on the ingredients.

  • Then you are going to wet (with water) the open ends – on the picture it would be the top of the nori sheet and the right side

  • Then fold the right side (which will end up being the bottom of the wrap) on top of some of the ingredients.

  • Then begin rolling the roll away from you toward the top of the Nori sheet.

  • Keep trying and don’t give up – everything takes practice.

This is now ready to eat!

Suggestion for bringing to work:

You can bring the Nori sheets in a bag then the ingredients in a container and the sauce (dip) in a container or jar. At lunch roll them up fresh. They don’t take long.

If you want to make a dipping sauce – I have a couple of suggestions – a Peanut Sauce or a Tamari Ginger Dip

I had this with some left over peanut sauce and it was really good. I gave you that peanut sauce recipe with the tofu salad last week. You can find it HERE.

Tamari Ginger Dip

  • 1/4 C extra virgin olive oil

  • 2 Tbsp apple cider vinegar

  • 1/2 tsp grated ginger (more if you love ginger)

  • 1 Tbsp Tamari

  • 1/4 tsp sesame oil

  • 1/2 tsp sweetener

Place ingredients of dip into a small deep dish and whisk until blended. Or add to a jar and shake.

If you do not have (or like) Nori sheets try:

Instead of Nori Sheets you can also use Collard Greens (just cut the stem out) or Rice Paper Wraps.

BENEFITS OF NORI

  • Rich in protein

  • Lowers cholesterol

  • High in fiber

  • Rich in antioxidants including high in Vit C

  • High in iron

  • Calcium

  • Iodine (Thyroid health)

  • Also contains – Vit A, thiamine, ribolfavin, niacin, folate, phosphorus, potassium, zinc and Vit E, Vit K

 Wishing you….

HEALTH & HAPPINESS!

With Love, Diana

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