As newbies back in Australia, I am still discovering all the great new products in our local supermarkets. Little C likes to come when she can : you know your sis is a great believer in healthy food, and she likes to keep track of her chef (moi) and to make sure I am finding all the wonderful varieties out there.
It was such a delight to have a quick week-end in Melbourne! You both make such a difference to your grandma: the best tonic! Before I left the city in the afternoon, you and I had a quick whip around your local supermarket in Carlton. I pointed out the wraps your sister has discovered which I use to make her school lunches OFTEN these days- she loves them. Little C wants me to show you here how it is done, so you can enjoy them too!
So, Izzy- the wraps you have already: we picked them up yesterday at the Carlton Woollies. These lovely thin and soft skins are a perfect envelope for all kinds of yummy fillings.
The Mountain Bread company also makes other varieties, and Little C particularly likes the Rice Wraps (less gluten). And what fun you can have with filling:
Slices of bell peppers, roast beef, shredded carrot, halved cherry tomatoes, pine nuts, parmesan cheese, pesto, mayo, chilli sauce, cucumber slices, shredded chicken, chilli flakes, canned tuna (well-drained of course), chopped up left over chicken curry, flaked fish, cooked prawns, hahaha! You get the picture! All you need is a few assembling tips so they dont go soggy on you :
- 1. Lay down two pieces of Mountain Bread, overlapping each other.
- On the bread surface, place two large pieces of lettuce.
3. Now smear with some pesto or hummus, or a bit of mayonnaise. Next, scatter your protein if you are using it: shredded chicken, fish flakes, cooked prawns, etc.
5. Season with chilli flakes or pepper, or a sprinkle of sesame seeds.