Lunchbox Veggie Wraps


One day at lunchtime, about a month ago, I was sitting down to dig in when my kids stopped me and said, “Mom!  That wrap is beautiful!  You should take a picture and put it on Facebook!”.  At the time, I hadn’t really given much thought to my quick-lunch-from-whatever-was-in-the-fridge.  But they were right, it was beautiful and they reminded me to not let an opportunity to motivate or inspire others to pass me by.  So I did it!  It got some attention, so I figured why not give you the recipe.  The wrap is perfect for a lunch at home or on the go, since it travels well.  It’s quite versatile.  You can basically whip something like this up with whatever you’ve got available.  Just use your imagination (and your veggies!).


  • Mixed salad greens
  • 1 small to medium size tomato, seeded and chopped
  • 1/4 avocado, diced
  • 1 small handful shredded carrots
  • 1 green onion (aka scallion) thinly sliced
  • clover sprouts
  • 1 Tablespoon balsamic vinegar
  • Whole wheat tortilla (Here I used a “Food for Life” Sprouted Grain Tortilla).
  • 1-2 Tablespoons Hummus (I like the spicy version!)


  1. Throw the veggies in a large bowl.  Drizzle with balsamic vinegar and toss to combine
  2. Heat up your tortilla, either on a preheated skillet or in the microwave (about 30 sec.)
  3. Smear the hummus on one side of the tortilla, cover with your salad.
  4. Roll it up, slice it in half and dig in!

So there you go!  Your very own beautiful, delicious, nourishing bistro lunch. Enjoy!!

Cheese – the truth is starting to come out! AND Vegan Power Execs!

I’m ready to do a little dance this morning!  It seems as though the common sense benefits of eating like an herbivore are becoming more accepted and people are starting to pull back the curtain and see the truth about nutrition and our current “healthy eating guidelines”.  We, the American public, have been so decieved and mislead.  Its no wonder why so many people don’t have any idea what is “healthy” and what isn’t.  We believe what we’ve been told by the USDA is a healthy diet and it becomes generally accepted as truth.  Then someone else tells us that it isn’t.  It rocks the foundation of what we’ve always been taught to eat!   Many dismiss it as a fad, or deny that it could possibly be true.  Others are curious, but cautious.

Plant-based nutrition and veganism are becoming more mainstream everyday.  And as more high profile personalities follow it and get the word out about the benefits of eating a plant-based diet, and more TRUE information about what REALLY is healthy becomes unvailed, it will only become more mainstream.  Kudos to both the New York Times and Bloomberg Businessweek for recently publishing the articles cited below, which only bring the benefits of plant based eating closer to the consciousness of the American public!

There’s a great article in the NY Times that you MUST read.  It basically calls out the USDA and the hypocrisy that lies within the organization; declaring an anti-obesity campaign while departments within the USDA are, simultaneously, doing all they can to increase American cheese consumption. 

click here to read the article:

Another great article that was brought to my attention was one in Bloomberg Businessweek that features Vegan Moguls.   Some of the biggest power players in the U.S. are embracing a vegan diet as a way to exert control and power over their own health.  You can find it here:

If you are looking for some good recipes to help you reduce your cheese consumption, there are some great ones on my first blog “Your Nutrtionista’s Tips for Healthy Eating”.  There you’ll find things like  Hummus “Quesadillas” and an incredible grilled Panini Verde that use hummus instead of cheese to create a delicious, healthy, high fiber meal, without the artery clogging saturated fat, or disease promoting casein found in cheese.

Coming soon…recipe for the perfect finger food for your next holiday party…Raw collard “sushi” rolls.  They are refreshing, delicious and so pretty!