My Pegan Pick #1!

Hola!

In shifting from a vegan diet to a pegan (paleo + vegan) diet over the past few months, I’ve been introduced to some really great products that helped with this lifestyle change. I want to start sharing them on a weekly basis, in case you ever have an interest in switching to a dairy-free, gluten-free, meat-on-the-side, sugar-free diet, or if you just like trying something new!

For this elimination / detox diet, I am not allowed to have gluten, most grains (exception: 1/2 c quinoa a day or 1/3 c brown rice), or corn. This eliminates virtually all breads, wraps, and tortillas on the market. Lettuce wraps or lettuce cups are certainly an option as a vehicle for what would have gone into a wrap, but lettuce wraps are not so practical for lunches and other meals away from home. Which leads me to my current pegan obsession: paleo wraps

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IMG_0589So, paleo wraps are, according to the Julian Bakery website: “ Raw, Vegan, Starch Free, Gluten Free, Grain Free, Yeast Free, Soy Free, GMO Free, Salt Free (No Added Salt) Low Carb and best of all delicious” and I certainly would have to agree. Basically, paleo wraps are made out of coconut: coconut meat, coconut water, coconut oil. I personally prefer the turmeric wraps, so there is some turmeric added to my paleo wraps as well.

<—- Scope the nutrition facts.

You can use paleo wraps just as you would other wraps or tortillas – while they have a bit stiffer texture, they still roll and fold well. I’ve made a few different meals with them, including breakfast burritos (tofu + veggies), chicken salad roll ups, and my favorite, turkey roll ups.

They’re a little pricey: on the Julian Bakery website they cost $8.99 for 7 wraps. I bought mine through Thrive Market, so they were less expensive, but still a lot more than a traditional wrap or tortilla. But, they’re convenient, simple, and filling so I think they’re worth it! Allegedly you can also find them at Whole Foods, but I’ve never been so lucky, so I can’t provide the cost comparison.

For my AM-Snack, I’ve been incorporating 2oz Applegate Farms turkey (lunch meat is far from my favorite but it’s the only one functional medicine center approved and easy for lunches),  2T avocado, and 1/2 oz treeline cashew cheese rolled all into a paleo wrap! Best of all, paleo wraps are considered a healthy fat, so I feel full for quite some time after eating turkey rolled up in a paleo wrap.

Here’s my process:

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Start with the basics: turkey, treeline, avocado

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Lay out the paleo wrap (it’s a perfect square, and smaller than a traditional tortilla).

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Spread treeline cashew cheese (or other alternative dairy cheese *kitehill*) on one side.

IMG_0585Add mashed avocado on top!

IMG_0586Add two slices of turkey…

IMG_0587Carefully roll from one side to the other. The paleo wrap may make a cracking noise, but I’ve never had one split! Additionally, in my experience this wrapping style works 900 times better than trying to make a traditionally folded burrito. But, perhaps that’s just me.

I also bought a pack of plain paleo wraps to experiment with some fruit wraps – I’m thinking cashew butter and apples all rolled up? I’ll keep you posted.

Super quick and easy for a meal on the go, and easy to incorporate into Sunday (or Monday) meal prepping. Monday meal prep went well by the way (paleo wraps included), minus the fact that I procrastinated until 10pm. But, all the lunches are made, and I think I’ll stick to Monday meal prep for a while to see if it is a long term solution!

Have you ever tried a paleo wrap? What is your favorite way to use them?

6 thoughts on “My Pegan Pick #1!

  1. Love these! I have found them at Whole Foods. Price tag: $9.99. Yikes. I’ll have to pick your brain about Thrive Market. I stopped after my introductory 30 or 60 days. Pricey membership fee I thought… and my stuff arrived smashed and disheveled. Maybe I’ll take another look… But have a lot of luck buying things from Amazon.

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    • I agree that Thrive Market is too pricey, though I do find it interesting that when I tried to cancel my account, they offered me 50% off a membership for a year. I just don’t think I’d buy enough (or that the prices are good enough unless you get the 15% off introductory offers). At least my stuff didn’t arrive smashed – That’s awful!

      $9.99 at Whole Foods? Oh goody. Would be better off buying them direct from the Justin Bakery website!

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