Ready-to-Burst Veggie Burger Wrap
July 4, 2010 1 Comment
After dinner I decided to squeeze in another work out. As usual, I just ran around the neighborhood. I’d estimate that my trail was around 1.7 miles. Lots of uphill, downhill, and making U-turns at the end of dead-end streets.
Haha can you imagine how creepy it’d be if I saw those?
I recently read that when you run you should always look ahead, not at the ground. That’s because when your head is tilted downward, your throat is constricted and it becomes more difficult to breathe. I kept that in mind at the onset of my evening run, and I have to say that it helped a lot! I found myself breathing less heavily and I had more energy to keep moving. At one point I passed my street and thought how easy it would be to end right there and go home. But I didn’t! I think I must’ve been on an energy high! And my body was telling me to keep going a little bit further before finally turning back. All in all, I found this run very energizing and refreshing, especially with the cool breezes. I think that may have been one of the most comfortable runs I’ve had in a while.
I just heard fireworks! 😀 Happy almost 4th of July! (Wait, did I just hear police sirens too…)
Now onto the food…
I started off cutting up some fresh tomato, red onion, avocado, and used a vegetable peeler to peel some carrot “ribbons.” I think that any veggies you have on hand would work. I just happen to always have these in my fridge (and the avocado was begging to be used!).
Then onto the veggie burger. I’m using a vegan variety by Don Lee Farms. Let me make my point by saying that these are DE-LICIOUS, hundredfolds better than bland Boca burgers or off-tasting Gardenburgers. I’ve been eating this same burger for the past 1-2 years. It has never failed on me!
The ingredient list is short and simple. (I just wonder why they list “spice” and “natural flavor” as ingredients. Why not spell out the spices? And why bother mentioning natural flavor? Doesn’t everything “natural” have a natural flavor of its own? Oh well.)
I knew my wrap was very savory, so I decided not to salt my broccoli. After washing the florets, I chopped them up, placed them in a bowl, sprinkled on some ground black pepper, and covered them with a clean wet (fairly saturated, not just damp) paper towel. I find the paper towel trick to be great for a quick and easy steam!
I make variations of this wrap all the time. I always find new things to squeeze into there, making no one wrap the same. It tastes soo good, each and every time!
Next time you eat a burger, try stuffing it into a wrap instead of between two boring slices of bread! And if the wrap breaks, who cares–whatever falls out is now an instant salad!
Time to sleep soon. Check back tomorrow for another twist on this veggie burger!