Dear joyous readers!
I'm personally always looking for creative ways to incorporate more raw foods into my diet other than salads. While dreaming up new ways to do just this, I created these wraps with ingredients I know go together joyously well for the dip. I hope you love them as much as I do.
The spring is a wonderful time of year to eat lighter as our bodies naturally crave more raw foods. At least in this part of the world where the days are finally getting longer (hurray!) and the air is slowly but surely getting warmer. However, even my joyous readers in Australia will surely enjoy this recipe because the almond sauce is comforting and precisely what makes these light wraps meal-worthy.
Benefits of eating raw?
Oh gosh, there's so many, but here are the top reasons:
Super easy preparation. Talk about fast-healthy-food!
Vegetables reduce the risk of many forms of cancer, says study. (Like you didn't already know this ;)
Eating more vegetables is a quick and easy way to get more nutrient-dense and fibre-rich foods into your belly.
Anecdotal benefits (what people tell me and what I've noticed personally):
Better skin: Glowing, hydrated, healthier looking skin. Less prone to excessive oil and dryness.
Improved digestion: Improvement in elimination - better bowel quality movements.
Increased energy and vitality.
Now of course there are many foods that when cooked are more beneficial nutritionally, such as is the case with tomatoes as tomato paste is higher in lycopene. However, you really can't go wrong with eating more raw and variety is the spice of life! Mix up your diet with both raw and cooked.
Caution: If you have inflammation in your gut, you need to be careful with a lot of raw foods and roughage can be damaging to your delicate intestinal lining. Also, if you currently eat a lot of cooked and processed foods, introduce raw foods slowly so that your gut can get used to the increase in fibre.
Let's get right to this delicious recipe! I had some as an appetizer before dinner and then again for lunch - yummy!
Look at those vibrant beautiful colours!! Assembling the wrap below:
You can also assemble them so the top is open, as per photo below:
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Have a joyous day!