Meet your new favorite wrap! Collard greens loaded with veggie goodness and slathered with hummus is my new favorite way to fill up on detoxifying foods. 

Collard greens are in the same family as kale, cauliflower, cabbage, brussels sprouts and cabbage. This flat, hearty leafy green contains the same great cholesterol-lowering, cancer-fighting, anti-inflammatory and detoxifying properties as other vegetables in the same category. 

I opted for this green to serve as a wrap because kale can be a little tough to chew, especially when it’s not chopped up or shredded in a salad. More importantly, it’s void of refine carbohydrates, but full of nutrients, like vitamin K, vitamin A, vitamin C, fiber and calcium. 

You’ll save yourself about 24 grams, or close to 100 calories or refined carbohydrate loaded with unpronounceable ingredients you’d otherwise find in a whole wheat wrap. Pretty nice bonus! 

Depending on what you fill it with, this wrap could make a great snack or a mid-day meal. Check out how I made mine, then visit the ingredient list at the bottom to make your own.  

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1. Select a couple leaves of collard greens. One leaf makes two wraps, or one serving.

Collard Greens_2 2. Remove the middle vein from the wrap using a sharp knife. Each leaf will become two wraps. 

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3. Chop up a few of your favorite veggies. I opted to use hummus as my base (The Belly Burn Plan has a great hummus recipe!), carrots, onions and avocados. 

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4. Slather one half of a leaf with a generous amount of hummus. I used about 1 1/2 tablespoons per leaf half. 

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5. Add your veggies! 

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6. Roll it up! Voila. You’re done!

Other veggies and toppings to add to your roll:

  • Chickpeas
  • Black Beans or Black Bean Dip
  • Guacamole
  • Giardiniera 
  • Radishes
  • Scallions
  • Celery
  • Tomato
  • Cucumber
  • Peppers
  • Peas
  • Chicken
  • Turkey
  • Ham
  • Cheese

Enjoy!

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