This lunch took about 5 minutes to make! It’s a tangy Thai Beef wrap, and if you don’t have all the ingredients, its not a big deal. Also, all you veggies out there can sub the beef for seitan or gilled tofu, no probs.
Recipe: Serves 1
For the sauce – In a bowl, mix together about a tablespoon of ketchup, a tablespoon of tamari sauce (or soy, if you prefer), a squeeze of lime, a pinch of red pepper flakes and cumin, and a sprinkle of chopped garlic and fresh grated ginger. (One of my roomies threw away my ginger root because she thought it looked like a gnarled creepy thing, so I had to use a spoonful of mango-ginger chutney instead. Worked.)
Peel and slice a third of a cucumber, carrot, and red bell paper into thin long strips.
Lay out a warm whole wheat tortilla and spread some of the sauce on it. Use the rest to coat the veggies. Place a couple slices of roast beef (or any left over beef that you have on hand) on the tortilla, top with veggies, and roll up!
Tamari * Contains antioxidants and tryptophan. Fermented soy products are debated over, some say they are bad for health because of the high salt content. In my opinion, if your diet is mainly based on whole, healthy foods, a little tamari or soy sauce isnt gonna hurtcha. Other believe that fermented soy has many positive, anti aging effects on the body.
Ginger * Soothes the stomach and aids in digestion!
Lean beef * Prime source of iron and B vitamins, and protein of course.
Red bell pepper * The bright color is an indication of its high concentration of vitamins. It has tons of vitamin A, carotenoids, and vitamin C. Of green, red, and yellow bell peppers, red ones are technically the most nutrient dense.