This quinoa veggie wrap recipe was developed exclusively for Nuts.com and our customers by Miryam Quinn Doblas, Registered Dietitian (RD). Miryam shares her passion for nutrition and healthy eating on her website, Eat Good 4 Life.
I love making simple and delicious vegetarian lunches for my kids to take to school. When I’m busy and don’t have time to cook, I can count on these easy quinoa veggie wraps. This recipe is one of my family’s favorites. For a quick and healthy dinner, I serve the wraps with a fruit smoothie or trail mix on the side.
These veggie wraps are packed with high-quality protein thanks to the quinoa. This naturally gluten-free grain is considered a superfood because it’s a powerhouse of nutrition. Quinoa contains all nine essential amino acids, and lends seven grams of hearty protein per serving. For digestive health, quinoa is rich in dietary fiber and provides nearly twice as much fiber per serving as any other grain. It also has over 25 percent of the daily recommended value for energy-boosting iron. Even though it’s actually a seed, the texture of quinoa is fluffy and grain-like, making it a staple of many gluten-free diets.
My kids really enjoy having the wraps with hummus inside, and the creamy consistency helps the quinoa stay in place. Alternatively, you can use mayonnaise, but hummus is my preferred choice as it’s a delicious dairy-free option that adds extra protein and fiber. For gluten-free diets, you can use gluten-free tortilla wraps.
Modify the recipe to your liking by using the vegetables of your choice. It helps to change things up from time to time. My go-to wraps include fresh spinach, sun-dried tomatoes, and shredded carrots. The satisfying crunch of fresh vegetables complements the creamy hummus and fluffy quinoa, which all come together in an easy-to-make wrap. Just a few sun-dried tomatoes bring a rich tomato flavor with a gourmet touch. They’re also highly concentrated in fiber, and vitamins A & C.
Making these quinoa veggie wraps is super easy and healthy. You can conveniently pack them for work and school, or prepare them for dinner any night of the week. Blend a fruit smoothie for a healthy and refreshing beverage to enjoy with the wraps, or have them with your favorite trail mix. I’m sure you’ll enjoy this satisfying and delicious recipe!