As a new mom, it can be super tough to find the time to eat healthy - or at all for that matter! Sometimes it's 3pm and I realize that in all the craziness I've forgotten about myself. But these collard wraps are one of my favourite things to prepare in a hurry. It's yummy and super healthy - so I never feel guilty after eating 2 or 3 of them!
After many years of struggling with my weight and seemingly endless health issues, I have come to realize that there is not one diet that works for everyone, and everyone just needs to really listen to their body, and do what works for them. I love this meal because it's vegan and whole food based - so you won't feel heavy or bloated after eating it. I don't always eat vegan though, as I find having so many rules to be just too exhausting. I usually don't do dairy, and I sometimes have meat (but only antibiotic and hormone free!), and I don't eat anything processed - eating whole foods, and lots of veggies has definitely been the key to health for me.
The great thing about this recipe is also that it is super flexible. You can put whatever you like in it! I like spicy, so I always go for hot banana peppers and spicy hummus. Here it is!
1 collard leaf (stem sliced to flatten for easier wrapping - see second photo)
Hummus (whichever kind you prefer! I like roasted garlic or chipotle best)
Hot Banana Peppers
Red or Orange Peppers (sliced)
Slice the stem of your collard leaf, starting mid-leaf, and continuing towards the end of the stem. This makes it easier to fold the bottom upwards when wrapping. Then cut off the bottom stem of the leaf and load on your toppings. Wrap the sides in first, and then fold up the bottom and voila! Ready to eat.