Easy To-Go Lunch: Sweet Potato Avocado Wraps

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Easy To-Go Lunch: Sweet Potato Avocado Wraps

It’s one of my favorite meals to have on a weekday and it also makes for a great weekend brunch.



Wraps are one of the easiest and quickest things to prepare, which makes them the perfect go-to when in a hurry or in need of a quick healthy fix.

Totally customizable depending on the season & your own tastes, wraps are something you can never get tired of. The basics of assembling the perfect wrap lies in the macronutrient ratios of ingredients. It is very important to incorporate good quality fats, carbs and protein into each meal for optimum nutrition and digestion. So whenever you're building those fast and delicious wraps, be aware of this principle.

Love sweet potatoes? Try this dish: Roasted Sweet Potato, Cauliflower and Barley Salad

In this version we are heavy on veggies and healthy fats. We have nutrient-dense dark leafy greens which are packed with minerals and vital nutrients. We also have sweet potatoes which are good source of complex carbs, extra fiber and antioxidants. We get good quality fat and protein from the avocado and also the yogurt, which is rich in probiotics, too. Such a wonderful and nutritional combo of flavors!

You can add cilantro or chili flakes as a highly recommended option for boosting digestion (and taste, of course).

Feel free to use wraps of your own choosing. Stick to gluten free versions if you are sensitive to gluten or you are just trying to avoid it. 

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This easy to prepare meal makes the perfect lunch and can be prepped in advance. Just roast the potatoes the night before and add them to your wrap the next day - we recommend doing a bunch extra so that you have some to toss into other healthy dishes. You can do the same with some leftover meat and make the tortillas even more filling and satisfying. Experiment with what you have on hand and in season around you. Tortillas are worth making an effort to introduce to your diet. They're great for stuffing full of nearly endless nutrient-dense options. Once you try them, they will turn into a staple in your kitchen for good!

  • Type: Vegetarian
  • Prep Time: 10 min
  • Cook time: 40 min
  • Serves: 2

Ingredients:
4 tortilla wraps
1 medium sweet potato
1 avocado
2 cups mixed greens of your choice 
2/3 cup yogurt
1 tsp Dijon mustard
olive oil
salt, pepper
cilantro and chili flakes for garnishing

Recipe:
1. Peel the sweet potato and cut it into cubes about 1 cm each side. 
2. Transfer into a baking tray lined with parchment paper.
3. Season with salt, pepper and drizzle olive oil. Toss to cover and season well.
4. Roast for up to 30 min until slightly brown on the surface.
5. Rinse the greens and pat dry.
6. Pit the avocado and slice in half and cut into thin slices.
7. Mix the yogurt with a teaspoon of olive oil, salt and pepper and stir to combine.
8. Assemble the wraps by laying the greens first. Top with the roasted sweet potato cubes, avocado slices and drizzle the yoghurt sauce. Garnish with fresh cilantro and chili flakes if you like.
9. Roll your wrap and enjoy.

Note: You can pre-wrap these and store them in to fridge for up to 2 days.

Tip: If you want to make them heartier, add your favorite meat, beans, or eggs.

What's your favorite wrap filling?