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Easy Mediterranean Grilled Chicken Wrap
It has been over a year now since my daughter and I switched to a more organic diet. The overall goal was to reduce the chemical load in our bodies, particularly for my autistic daughter. I am not “crazed” about it. We do still eat out on occasion, and things that only I eat, I am a little less fussy about. The switch does seem to provide subtle benefits for my daughter, especially in her ability to focus. Perhaps it is just coincidental, but other than a bout with the flu last winter, neither of us have been sick over the past year.
Easing the Struggle of Going Organic
The biggest struggle for most families who try to transition into eating a more organic diet is cost. Another is availability. The good news is both issues are getting better, and if you are smart about it, the chemical load on your family can be greatly reduced without draining your bank account. Nature’s Promise Products from my local Stop & Shop stores have been a big help for me personally in making a more natural diet affordable and convenient. By teaming these affordable products with a bit of knowledge concerning which foods are more important to buy organic and cutting out nutritionally useless junk food, I have been able to reduce the cost of these dietary changes.
Opting for the store brand in this case is not a sacrifice in quality or taste. Honestly, I’ve found I very often prefer the Nature’s Promise Products over the name brand conventional options. I’ve noticed more and more organic and Free-from options. Their Free-from products are “free from nonessentials such as, artificial colors, artificial flavors, and artificial preservatives”, making them perfect for those with allergy concerns, as well as families like mine trying to reduce our overall chemical intake.
Putting Your Money Where It Is Most Effective
It is important to learn which foods are the most pesticide and chemical ridden, especially if you can only afford to partially switch to organic eating. There are numerous guides readily available on the web to help you determine where best to spend your money. Probably the best known of these is the “Dirty Dozen”. It is a list of produce items with the highest levels of pesticides. Some items on the list such as tomatoes are particularly important to be mindful of, since they are used to make so many sauces and condiments. No worries, Nature’s Promise makes great tasting affordable pasta sauces, ketchup and salsa.
Making Mediterranean Grilled Chicken Wraps
To show you how easy eating better can be, I’ve included this recipe for Mediterranean Grilled Chicken Wraps. Everything to make the recipe is available right at your local Stop & Shop store. Full recipe below.
Chicken tenders are simply coated with olive oil and spices prior to grilling.
Once the chicken is grilled, the only other prep work is chopping the cucumbers and tomatoes. Once that is done, just spread hummus on each tortilla wrap and add your fillings before wrapping it up to enjoy.
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Mediterranean Grilled Chicken Wrap Recipe, and Eating More Organic on a Budget
- Prep Time: 10 mins
- Cook Time: 8 mins
- Total Time: 18 minutes
- Yield: 6
- 1 1/4 – 1 1/2 pounds Nature’s Promise Chicken Tenders
- 1 tbs olive oil
- 6 Nature’s Promise Whole Wheat Tortilla Wraps
- 8 oz. container of Nature’s Promise Roasted Garlic Hummus
- Nature’s Promise Baby Spinach
- 1 cucumber, diced
- Nature’s Promise Grape Tomatoes, chopped
- crumbled Feta cheese
- 1/2 tsp oregano
- 1/2 tsp paprika
- 1/4 tsp cumin
- 1/4 tsp sea salt
- 1/8 tsp garlic powder
- Preheat grill to medium (350-400 degrees). Mix together the spice blend. Place chicken tenders in a large bowl, add oil, while mixing sprinkle on the spices so they coat evenly. Grill until cooked through.
- Spread a couple tablespoons of hummus on each tortilla wrap. Place a good handful of spinach and some chicken on each, then top with the cucumber, tomato and feta. Fold one side over the filling, then roll to wrap.