Welcome to a new, healthier version of the classic BLT!
Swap the gluten and carbs in traditional bread for Paleo coconut wraps or brown rice tortillas, and pump up the nutrient content by trading watery iceberg for the crunch of baby spinach or peppery arugula.
The final step in our upgrade? Add creamy avocado slices for great texture and flavor, plus a boost of omega-3s for your heart and brain health.
The end result is a nutritious, delicious wrap is a perfect part of a healthy lunch or dinner, along with Chipotle Deviled Eggs, Garlic Hummus with Lentil Chips, or Fresh Fruit with Cinnamon Almond Butter.
BLT & Avocado Wraps
You’ll love this new twist on the classic BLT! The avocado adds great flavor and creaminess, not to mention loads of healthy omega-3 fats. (Be sure to have all your ingredients ready before you heat the tortillas.)
- Prep: 10 mins
- Cook: 5 mins
- Yields: 2 servings
2 Paleo wraps or brown rice tortillas*
2 tbsp Sugar Impact Mayo (recipe below)
8 slices nitrite-free bacon, cooked
4 slices tomato, each 1/4″-thick
1 cup raw baby spinach or arugula leaves
2/3 avocado, sliced
1Heat a large nonstick skillet over medium heat. Working with one at a time, place the tortillas in the skillet and heat until warm and pliable, about 45 seconds each.
2Lay the tortillas on a work surface, and spread each one with a tablespoon of mayo. Top each tortilla with half the bacon, tomato, baby spinach, and avocado. Roll up tightly.
3(Wrap in plastic wrap or wax paper for easy transport.)
*If you’re in Cycle 2 of the Sugar Impact Diet, opt for all-natural Paleo wraps instead of medium-sugar impact brown rice tortillas.
This recipe is part of the Lunch at the Beach Menu, with Chipotle Deviled Eggs, BLT & Avocado Wraps, Garlic Hummus with Lentil Chips, and Fresh Fruit with Cinnamon Almond Butter. Check out the Lunch at the Beach Menu and Guide for links to all the recipes, plus more fun activities and tips for a fantastic beach picnic!
Want more tasty, healthy recipes? Check out jjvirgin.com/recipes.
Originally published in The Virgin Diet Cookbook, Grand Central Life & Style, 2014
Serving Size1 wrapCalories497Sodium939 milligramsProtein14 gramsTotal Fat33 gramsSaturated Fat6 gramsTotal Carbohydrates35 gramsDietary Fiber7 grams