Subway- the numerous times I have ordered a 6″ from there! It’s always a fail-proof option when I’m eating on-the-go. The problem is that when I like something, I kind of get fixated on it and order it repeatedly rather than branch out. My standing order has always been: turkey on whole wheat, all vegetables except onions with deli mustard and BBQ sauce. At less than 300 calories, this sub scores pretty high in nutrition. Although as tasty as it is, I don’t think I can physically order from Subway for a long time. I’ve majorly overdone it and do I dare say, the fillings are kinda passé now.
Tortilla wraps- now that’s something to talk about! Lately I’ve been digging wholegrain wraps. They’re decent in calories, easy to prepare, portable and incredibly versatile. And as long as you choose your fillings wisely, it’ easy to make a nutritious meal out of it. All you gotta do is stuff your tortilla with whatever contents you have in your fridge and then wrap it up. The key is to use a ‘sticky’ condiment to hold the wrap together. In my time, I’ve made some pretty bad ass combos. Subway, eat your heart it out:
- Cream cheese with avocado, alfalfa sprouts, cucumber & rocket
- Peanut butter with lettuce and grated carrot. For the non-vegetarians, shredded chicken would be a great addition
- Mashed avocado, salmon, and cucumber
- Tandoori chicken & hummus
- Pumpkin pie wrap: Cottage cheese, with mashed pumpkin (grilled prior) & pumpkin seeds (or toasted almond flakes- either works)
- Brie & strawberry jam: Add in some turkey and that, my friends, would be Thanksgiving in your mouth 🙂
- Peanut butter quesadilla: Spread a wrap with peanut butter, top with banana slices, fold in half and then fry on both sides till both sides are crispy and the peanut butter is gooey
- Teriyaki prawn wrap: Spread the wrap with teriyaki glaze, top with steamed prawns, shredded cabbage, and shredded carrots (similar to a hoisin duck wrap)
- Burger wrap: Spread the wrap with ketchup and mustard, tomato slices, lettuce and pickles. Top it all with a mashed burger and then wrap that bad boy up.
- Egg-white quesadilla: Once you’ve spread the wrap with mustard, top it with an egg-white omelette & grated cheddar, and then fold in half. Fry until both sides are crispy and the cheese has melted.
- Apple & cheddar quesadilla: Same drill as above but replace the egg-white omelette with Granny Smith apple slices. Don’t question, just try it.
- Calzone: Spread the wrap with tomato sauce, top with mozzarella and your favourite pizza toppings. Fold the wrap in half and then ‘fry’ on both sides.
**If your supermarket does not stock wraps, make your own by combing whole-wheat flour and water. Make it as you would a chapatti**