Veggies and a Simple Steak Wrap, Perfect for Lunch

July 25, 2017

Vegetables are the main staple of my meals and they should be the main staple of yours too! 50% of your plate should be vegetable and/or fruit based. Many people believe their plate should be mainly made of protein and/or carbs which simply is not the case. Ensuring 50% of every plate of food you eat consists of veggies and/or fruit means you should easily be eating the recommended amount of fruit and veggies per day. Why are they so important?

Veggies, steak wrap, carrot, celery, red pepper, onion, spinach, spring onion, houmous, ginger, chillies, garlic

Well, fruit and veggies provide fibre making your digestive system happy. They are low in calories and fat, good for those wanting to lose or maintain weight and have been proven to reduce high blood pressure, prevent certain cancers and reduce the risk of heart disease. They are full of vitamins and minerals, providing you with plenty of energy which lasts throughout the day.

With the amount of fruit and veggies around, there is no reason why you shouldn't be filling your plate with a variety of colourful and nutritious fruit and veggies. Fresh, dried, frozen, canned or juiced. It all counts!

Try this light lunch which contains 6 different vegetables!

Ingredients (serves 2)

  • 2 whole wheat wraps
  • 2 thinly cut steaks (or other thinly cut meat such as chicken)
  • 1 red pepper
  • 1 onion
  • 2 handfuls of spinach
  • 1 carrot
  • 2 celery sticks
  • 2 spring onions
  • 1/2 tsp ground ginger
  • 1/2 tsp garlic
  • 1/4 tsp crushed chillies
  • Pinch of black pepper
  • 2 tbsp low fat houmous

1. Firstly, cut the steak into strips. Toss into a pan and lightly fry.
2. Thinly cut the red pepper and onion and throw into the pan.
3. Lightly fry for 3 minutes and add the ginger, garlic and crushed chillies.
4. Trim and wash the celery sticks. Cut each stick into smaller sticks.
5. Wash, peel and cut the carrot into smaller sticks.
6. Once the steak, pepper, onion and spices have been frying for 10 minutes, add the black pepper. Quickly stir for one last time then split into two.
7. Place each half of the pan's contents onto a wrap, sprinkle a chopped spring onion and a handful of spinach onto each wrap and fold over.
8. Place a spoon of houmous onto the plate along with the carrot and celery sticks. Add your wrap to the plate and tuck in!

Remember, always add a variety of fruit and/or veggies to your meals! You'll feel a lot healthier, trust me!

Do you have any simple lunches full of veggies? Let me know in the comments below!

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