Today I have a wonderful recipe for you, plus reviews and a giveaway for two great cookbooks!
Diabetes hits close to home for me. My Dad has it, as well as several family members. When I was offered the chance to check out these two awesome cookbooks from The American Diabetes Association, I knew I would love browsing through them for some great, new recipe ideas. Healthier eating is a big thing for me this year and both of these cookbooks are great for that!
First up is The Diabetes Fast Fix Slow Cooker Cookbook by Nancy S. Hughes. My slow cooker is one thing I don't use enough in the kitchen. This cookbook has 150 recipes that are inexpensive and healthy to make, using lots of fresh ingredients. Tons of inspiration here for diabetics and non diabetics, alike. The recipes that caught my eye were: Pizza Pot Pasta, Fresh Fennel Bean Soup with Parmesan, and dessert of course, Triple Berry Dumpling Style Shortcake. This cookbook also offers nutritional info for each recipe, and also has a recipe index at the beginning of each category for easy searching. The recipes are all within nutritional guidelines for the American Diabetes Association, making it so easy to plan meals. I will be trying a recipe from this book soon, so check back for a future recipe post!
Next up is The With or Without Meat Cookbook by Jackie Newgent. This cookbook is my new favorite!! I had the hardest time choosing what I was going to try first, and I finally decided on the Roasted Vegetable Wraps from page 136. The best thing about this cookbook, are the instructions on what meat to add to each recipe if you wish, as well as instructions for preparing. So easy to follow and the recipes are so creative and use tons of fresh ingredients. You will find 125 recipes in this cookbook which also fall within the nutritional guidelines! Gotta love that!
*I received these cookbooks free of charge for review. This does not affect my opinion in any way*
Below, you can find the recipe for the Roasted Vegetable Wraps (with my addition of asparagus) as well as a giveaway for a chance to win copies of each of these wonderful cookbooks!! How exciting... right?? :)
My sister, Shantel and I both loved these wraps!! The roasted vegetables have such a yummy flavor, and the hummus combined with balsamic is the perfect sauce to go with the veggies. I added asparagus, as I am addicted right now and love them roasted. You can add sauteed chicken breast strips, if you prefer them with some meat. I loved them without! Enjoy!!
Roasted Vegetable Wrap (click here to print recipe)
What you need:
1 1/2 cups baby bellas, sliced
1 orange or yellow bell pepper, sliced into strips
12 stalks asparagus, woody ends trimmed and cut into fourths
2 garlic cloves, minced
1/2 red onion, sliced into wedges
2 teaspoons olive oil
3/4 teaspoon fresh rosemary, chopped
salt and pepper, as needed
3 tablespoons hummus
1 teaspoon balsamic vinegar
2 whole wheat wraps
Preheat the oven to 450 degrees.
In a large bowl, toss together the baby bellas, bell pepper, asparagus, garlic, onion, olive oil, rosemary, salt and pepper until combined. Arrange in a single layer on a cookie sheet. Roast until vegetables are cooked though, about 20 minutes, stirring halfway through. Remove from oven, set aside to cool to room temp.
Mix together the hummus and balsamic in a small bowl until combined. Spread the entire surface of each tortilla with the hummus mixture and sprinkle veggies over top. Tightly roll up, slice in half diagonally and serve!
Now onto the giveaway!!
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On the blog... one year ago: Roasted Potatoes, Mushrooms, Onions and Asparagus
Two years ago: Creamy Chicken, Cheese and Black Bean Taquitos
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