My family is my kids and I, but I realize some of you have hungry spouses who want to eat well too. My kids and I used to be McDonald’s fanatics before surgery (I stopped being one when I read “Fast Food Nation,” the divas stopped by force…i.e. me). Nowadays, both budget and health concerns keep us from eating out much anymore.
I already posted my answer to the limited edition McDonald’s “Mac Wrap” and that’s a favorite in our family. Here’s another.
Nik’s Chicken Bacon Ranch Wrap
(this yields enough for at least two “you-sized” + three non-op sized individual portions)
2-3 oz. grilled chicken bites (I use the Fit & Active brand from Aldi, Costco also has a brand called “Naked Nuggets” or you could just use 1 pound of chicken breast tenderloins cut into one-inch pieces)
8 slices of turkey bacon
1 c. Shredded cheddar cheese (1/4 c. for each wrap)
Four whole wheat wraps (I also use the Fit & Active which have the same stats as the more pricey Flatout wraps)
8 tbsp Light Ranch dressing (I used Fit & Active also but prefer Hidden Valley, 2 tbsp for each wrap)
Red onion slivers
If you are making these from the pre-cooked grilled chicken nuggets, all you need to do is throw them in a sprayed pan to warm them through. If making from raw chicken, cook thoroughly and sprinkle both sides lightly with salt and pepper. If you have a grill pan, that works well.
While doing this, cook up your turkey bacon to your desired level of crispness.
Nuke the wrap for about 10 seconds just to make it more pliable then sprinkle the cheese over the entire wrap.
Add chicken, bacon and any garnishes you like and top with the ranch dressing.
Fold the top and bottom of your wrap then fold the sides over and slice in half.
Nik’s Ridiculously Simple Peanut Butter Dip
2 heaping tbsp unflavored 0% Greek yogurt
2 tsp peanut flour (PB2 or Trader Joe’s brand)
2 packets of Splenda (or 1 tsp out of the bag)
Mix in a container and serve!
You could also serve this with a side of my zucchini fries. Just sayin...
This is a lunch I feel good about serving to my kids and you can feel good serving it to your family. Some notes: yes, you can use regular bacon if that is what your heart desires. For some freakish reason, both me and the divas like turkey bacon better. If you use pork bacon, I’d suggest, for convenience, using the pre-made kind and just nuking it to get it crispy.
Also, in these kinds of posts I often get questions about how much of this I can actually eat. I can eat about half a wrap with no garnishes on it. I usually opt to just make it for the divas and have a bite of theirs. I’m weird like that :)