Mediterranean Style Bean Wrap

Mediterranean Style Bean Wrap

I am a big fan of Fitness magazine’s 400 calorie lunches. Basically their mantra is 300 calories breakfast,400 calories lunch, 500 calories dinner and 2 snacks 150 calorie each. A sensible diet on this calorie plan and moderate work out and you will lose pounds without losing on taste! Here is my attempt for a 400 calorie lunch where I wanted to have Taco Bell style burrito lunch but with less fat. I switched the cheese with ‘good fat’ and filling hummus, regular tortilla with whole wheat tortilla, added some whole beans and salsa. I did not leave the crunch either although I switched the tortilla chips with my favorite Stacy’s baked pita chips. All under 400 calories!

You need:
1 whole wheat tortilla
1 tbsp hummus (I used roasted garlic)
1/4 cup refried beans (I used Taco Bell’s)
1/4 cup black beans
1 tbsp fresh salsa

Handful of pita chips on side served with 2 tbsp Seven Layer Dip or salsa of your choice

1. Wrap the tortilla in a paper towel and microwave for 10 seconds. Alternately you can also warm up the tortilla on a griddle.

2. Warm up the beans. You can even use just refried beans or black beans. I just like to blend different textures and flavors.

3. Spread the hummus on the tortilla. Spread a layer of beans and top it with salsa. Wrap it or make a burrito.

4. Serve it with pita chips and salsa on side. I had some seven layer dip so I added a couple of tbsps of that as well.