I love wraps, I love the Hungry Girl blog’s healthy meals, and I love making sandwiches. My toddler Alice and I split a big sandwich every single weekday for lunch as a bonding ritual. (Big kids Charlie and Eve seem to prefer non-sandwich main courses in their packed school lunches that involve forks, Bento boxes and Thermoses. Traitors.)
So when I was asked to participate in the “Some Like It Hot, Some Like It Cold Sandwich” recipe blog carnival celebrating the new Hungry Girl Foldit Flatbreads available at Walgreens, Alice and I stopped chewing the sammies in our paws long enough to agree.
With the spirit of sandwich-loving Liz Lemon accompanying us, Alice and I headed to our local Walgreens to pick up our healthy sandwich fixings.
Following the Hungry Girl credo, our quest was for healthy ingredients that would keep a grown woman full without causing her to grow anywhere else (and maybe even shrink in size, when part of her larger healthy diet and exercise program.) We found the Hungry Girl Flatout Flatbreads, which have just 90-100 calories and only 2-3 Weight Watchers Points. We chose the Rosemary & Olive Oil and 100% Whole Wheat with Flax flavors for our sammie bases.
I was stoked to learn that Walgreens are full of fresh, wholesome foods (I’m usually just there for shampoo). In addition to those Hungry Girl Flaout breads, we located healthy proteins, greens and seasonings.
Alice and I then began the painful, oh-so-tough work over of trying out various sandwich combinations in order to develop two recipes for you all enjoy. Did we succeed? You’ll have to read on and eat on to find out…
Taste of Summer Chicken Caesar Wrap
Feel like you’re on vacation every time you throw together this easypeasy sandwich. This is great without the chicken, too, but I do think you need the Parmesan for oomph. Sorry, my vegan sisters. Serves 2.
2 Rosemary & Olive Oil Flatout Hungry Girl Foldit Flatbreads (or other Flatout flatbread of your choice)
1 roasted chicken breast*, shredded or sliced, or 1 7 oz. package of Hillshire Farm Grilled Chicken Breast, original
1 clove garlic, chopped finely
2 Tablespoons chopped fresh parsley if you’ve got it, or four big shakes dried parsley
1 Teaspoon/small squirt Dijon mustard or yellow mustard
1/4 cup light mayo or Veganaise
1/2 juice of a lemon
2 handfuls chopped lettuce, any kind
1/2 cup shredded Parmesan
freshly-ground pepper Ma’am? Yes, please! Just say when…when!
*Healthy eating and time-saving tip: Every Sunday night I throw a bunch of split chicken breasts (on the bone with skin) on a cookie sheet, drizzle with olive oil and salt and pepper, and roast at 350° for 40 minutes or cooked through. I take off the skin, cut off the bone and throw in Tupperware. Now I have a tasty protein base for healthy lunches and super fast dinners on sports practice nights.
Combine garlic, parsley, mustard, mayo, and lemon and whisk together. If I am trying to impress someone with my cooking prowess I throw it all in a Cuisinart, but for an everyday lunch I just beat it in a bowl.
Shred or chop your chicken to your personal texture preference.
Smooth the dressing evenly between both flatbreads. Throw on your lettuce, top with chicken and then Parmesan. Grind over some pepper. I like over-stuffing the sandwiches and then eating whatever falls out with a fork.
Marylander Old Bay Tuna Melt
This flavorful take on the diner classic is a favorite fast Friday dinner, or wholesome hot lunch. Servers 2.
2 100% Whole Wheat with Flax Flatout Hungry Girl Foldit Flatbreads (or other Flatout flatbread of your choice)
2 5 oz. cans chunk white albacore tuna in water (or whatever canned tuna is hanging out in your pantry)
1/4 cup finely-chopped celery (you can substitute bell pepper)
1/4 cup sweet pickle relish or finely-chopped pickles
1 Tablespoon light mayor or Veganaise
1 tsp. Old Bay Seasoning
1/2 tsp. dried dill
2 thin slices Swiss cheese such as Walgreens Nice! Natural Deli Style Sliced Swiss
fresh tomato slices or Tabasco sauce (optional)
Drain tuna well and combine with celery, relish/pickles, mayo, Old Bay and dill.
Lay two Flatout flatbreads on the tray of your toaster oven or on an ungreased cookie sheet.
Top with a slice of Swiss cheese. Bake on medium or at 350° until cheese is melted and bubbly..keep a close eye on them.
Either roll up for eating wrap style, or serve open-faced style with a fork. Eat with slices of fresh tomato, shakes of Tabasco and more Old Bay if you are so inclined.
Look out later this week when I’ll be giving away a $50 Walgreens gift card so you can create your own easy, healthy sandwiches!
Disclosure: I received product and compensation to develop these original recipes. All opinions are authentic and content is my own.