Wrap up in collards

Collard greens are fabulous things.  They’re naturally gluten-free, low in carbs and calories and are packed with nutrients, such as bone-building calcium, eye-protective vitamin A and immune-boosting vitamin C. The bonus: They make great wraps.

The raw leaves work well as  wraps because they’re big and sturdy. And I find their fresh flavour and texture a lot more appealing than most of the GF grain-based wraps I’ve tried. For a quick lunch, I often enjoy filling collard leaves (stems removed) with the likes of chicken breast, sprouts, shredded carrots, ricotta cheese and pesto. Delish! And on Tex-Mex night, I use collards to enclose beans, extra lean ground beef, chopped veggies and cheese.

Give these green wraps a try and let me know what you think. Have a happy and healthy week!

Photography, Aileen Brabazon