The Leftovers Dilemma
Using all your food is the most budget friendly option, but coming up with creative ideas for how to do that can be challenging. I don’t think anyone likes eating the same thing for days; I certainly don’t. One way to avoid this is to freeze individual portions for later meals. Another way is to recreate your leftovers into something tasty and appealing you can eat right away. That’s exactly what I did to transform our hummus and veggies into a satisfying veggie hummus wrap.
From Pieces And Parts
After our mediterranean meal a couple of nights ago, I was left with sliced veggies like red pepper, red onion, cucumbers, carrots and lettuce. Salad would’ve been an easy option, but I thought wraps would be a nice change .
I made these wraps healthier by using our leftover hummus rather than mayonnaise. Also important to note: the tortillas were also leftover from a taco meal we had earlier in the week.
Wraps are a great way to personalize the meal; each person gets to add whatever they want and leave off what they don’t. These tasty delights are great for snacks, lunches or even a light dinner if paired with a soup or salad. We actually made these for snacks two afternoons in a row and used all our leftovers! Best of all – nothing tasted leftover!
It took me 5 minutes to assemble, but it looked like I had put out way more effort than that. I heard no arguments from my hungry teenage boys, who eagerly gobbled them down when they got home from school. Here’s what I did:
Slice the vegetables thin so they aren’t too fat to roll up.
Tomatoes and cheese your thing? Add them now.
Now, I ask you: does this look like a bunch of leftovers to you? Not even close! I love how fresh and light these wraps are. I doubly love how quick they were to make.
You can do this with any “theme” you like. Your wraps could be Mexican if you’ve got beans or shredded chicken. Italian would work if you’ve got salami, roasted red peppers and provolone (or mozzarella). You could make it Greek by adding some feta cheese and yellow peppers. The possibilities are endless! I’d love to hear your ideas.