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Kale Wrap

Ingredients

2 Kale leaves
1/2 avocado
chopped red pepper
chopped onion
1 clove of garlic, minced
sprinkle Celtic Sea salt or Pink Himalayan salt
tahini

Preparation

Clean and dry kale leaves. Cut stem out. Mash avocado, then stir in chopped red peppers, chopped onions, minced garlic, and salt. Place a big scoop of guacamole onto center of each kale leave, and drizzle tahini over it. Then wrap kale leave around it.

My Thoughts

Derrek and I had just come home from a long bike ride, both of us starving. Too hungry to wait for dinner to be cooked. Derrek headed for the refrigerator and grabbed one of the many sweets in the house from the holidays. I stopped him when the bourbon chocolate muffin was just inches from his mouth. I asked him to give me 5 minutes to whip up a healthy snack, and he actually agreed! I had a rough idea of what I was going to make. I told him to leave the kitchen and that it would be a surprise. Secretly I thought that if he watched me prepare the food, or if I told him what I was making, he would automatically decide he wasn’t going to like it. I was probably on point.

I knew we had some guacamole left over from yesterday, and I had a ton of kale that I needed to do something with. I have had kale avocado salads before and knew how great they tasted together. I wanted to put them together in a simple, and non-salad way. Derrek usually turns his nose up at kale, but he loves wraps. Usually ones made from flour, but he’s an adventurous guy, he’ll try just about anything if he is in an open sort of mood. That is the key. I knew I had this small window of opportunity to get him to try something new, without him giving me a hard time. (I also felt it was really important for us to get in some nutritious food on an empty stomach just after exercising.) The other important aspect to getting someone to try something new is to give it some familiarity. He loves guacamole and tahini. I made sure that he would definitely like the inside of the wrap.

The results?
He said it was delicious, and asked for another! A success.
This is great as a quick snack, to bring to a pot luck, or to enjoy as lunch!

By | 2018-07-06T17:07:28-07:00 October 1st, 2012|Food|0 Comments

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