Approved By a “Carboholic”….
I usually get inspired to create a new recipe because someone I know has mentioned that they wish they could find a certain recipe, finding out that something I am buying is loaded with a bunch of ingredients (if they can be called ingredients) that aren’t really even food, or I just want to find a cheaper way to make something. My flax wrap was a double inspiration. A childhood friend of mine lives a fairly low carb lifestyle, but like most of us she still likes bread, and other “carby” items. When I found out that she was buying low carb wheat wraps from the store, and paying over $4 a package, I knew that I had a new mission. I needed to develop a low carb wrap that would save money… and in her case, save carbs. 🙂
It took about 3, or 4, tries for me to get it right, and it turned out to be amazingly simple. Almost so simple, that it just didn’t feel right. I felt like I must be missing something, there had to be an ingredient that I was leaving out. Looking for some feedback I sent her the recipe so she could give it a trial run, and she actually loved it! I truly never had any intention of ever eating them myself once I created the recipe for her, I’m a carb girl 100%! But once I tried one, and piled on some grilled chicken, thinly sliced apple, a little bit of olive oil mayo, and some spinach, I was completely hooked.
I’m not going to say that these “wraps” are anything like in the store. The texture, taste, and over all feel is different. You would technically have to double the recipe to wrap anything like a burrito, but I prefer to use mine more like a taco shell. (As you will see in the picture holding it was the only way to keep all the good stuff from falling out. 😉 ) I tried several different plates to cook them on and I found one way that creates a perfectly round wrap every single time. I’m sure you will laugh, but I use a Cool Whip lid. Yes, I’m one of those people who have a “Tupperware” collection of butter, Cool Whip, and sour cream containers. (That way I don’t feel bad if I want to just toss one in the trash instead of wash it!)
Making this flax wrap is as easy as adding water to flax meal, stirring it up (it will look a little watery around the edges), dumping it on a Cool Whip lid (or any other flat dish you want to use, tossing it in the microwave for 60 – 90 seconds, flipping it for another 30-60 seconds until it is firm, and taking it out. The hardest part is figuring out what amazing toppings, or fillings, to put on/in it. Grilled chicken is my favorite, but you could use tuna salad, egg salad, give it a Mexican flare with some beans and cheese, I’ve even spread a little butter on and sprinkled it with Truvia and cinnamon like cinnamon toast! The options are endless, and YOU are the master of deciding what you want to put on your amazing wrap.
Low-Carb Flax Wrap
By: Angie Gouchenour
Serving Size- 1 wrap
4 Tablespoons of flax meal
4 Tablespoons of water
Combine flax meal and water in a bowl
Transfer to a flat dish of your choice
Microwave 60-90 seconds
Microwave 30-60 seconds longer
120 calories 8 g carbs 8 g of fiber = 0 NET carbs