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Tzatziki Chicken Wrap

Skip the fast food and treat your body to this healthy wrap that's high in fibre, loaded with nutrients, and - most importantly - delicious to eat!

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Yields 6-8 wraps

Chicken Breast

1 PC Blue Menu Air Chilled Chicken Breasts
2 tablespoons PC Blue Menu Zesty Italian Style Dressing
1 clove minced garlic
Juice and zest of one lemon
1 teaspoon hot sauce

Marinate chicken in the ingredients listed above for at least two hours. Grill chicken until fully cooked, cool and dice into small pieces.

3 tablespoons PC Blue Menu Tzatziki
1 tablespoon red wine vinegar
1 teaspoon extra virgin olive oil
1 clove minced garlic
½ English cucumber, seeds removed, diced
1 vine ripened tomato, finely diced
1 cup diced red and yellow peppers
1/2 cup pitted kalamata olives, roughly chopped
3 sprigs fresh oregano leaves removed, minced
1/3 teaspoon PC Blue Menu Lemon and Herb Seasoning
PC Blue Menu Flax Whole Grain Tortilla (6")
Lettuce of choice

Optional: Beet granite, grated carrots, hot peppers, sprouts

  1. Combine chicken and all ingredients (except for tortilla shells and lettuce) in a bowl.
  2. Layer your lettuce, optional ingredients and approximately 2-3 tablespoons of chicken salad down the center strip of the tortilla stopping short of the ends.
  3. Fold three inches of each end toward the center, roll the rest of the tortilla around the fillings tightly.
  4. Use toothpicks to secure each side and cut down the center before serving.

Tip: You can substitute Boston lettuce leaves for tortilla wraps, follow the same process as rolling the tortillas but add less filling as the leaves are smaller. Serve immediately.

Fat Facts

  1. Fat helps us absorb nutrients, keeps us feeling full and is really important for heart health.
  2. Basically, there are good fats and bad fats. Bad fats increase the risk of heart disease and cause all sorts of other health problems. While good fats do the opposite - they can lower cholesterol and reduce your risk of heart disease.
  3. Trans fat is typically found in heavily processed and fried foods while saturated fat is commonly found in butter, high fat dairy and meat.
  4. We should be getting between two and three tablespoons of mono and polyunsaturated fats each day. We can get our good fats from delicious foods like olive oil, nuts, avocadoes, fish and flax seed.
  5. Flax is a great plant-based source of good fat. It's also really high in fibre. Flax can be added to oatmeal, smoothies, muffins or yogurt. It doesn't really change the flavor of the food but provides a real nutritional boost.

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