Friday, November 18, 2011

How To Make A Meatless Veggie Wrap

If you are striving to reduce the amount of animal protein that you eat on a daily basis, enjoying a veggie wrap is a great place to start. As you look at the picture above, you will notice a meat looking ingredient on the lettuce. That meat like ingredient is called " TVP" a.ka. Textured Vegetable Protein.

TVP is a highly nutritious soy protein. It is loaded with protein, contains no animal fat and it is an excellent alternative to meat. Moreover, it is a great source of fiber, iron, magnesium and phosphorous. Also, TVP is made from defatted soy four that has been cooked under pressure and then dried. You will find TVP at your local Whole Foods store for less than $5.00 and it contains 11 servings per package; now that's cheaper than buying meat.

I want to share with you a quick way to Make a Veggie wrap that is made with TVP. Follow the steps below:

  1. Boil a pot of water
  2. For 1-2 servings of TVP, pour 1/4 of the bag in a Large bowl
  3. When the water has completely boiled, pour over the TVP; stir and let sit for 5-10 minutes.
  4. You will notice that the TVP is no longer dried, but hydrated and it may look like ground turkey.
  5. Place a pan on the stove, turn the stove on low, add a vegetable based oil in the skillet and and pour the TVP into the skillet.
  6. Season the TVP with an Liquid Aminos All Purpose Seasoning made from soy protein and stir. (see picture below)

         7. As the TVP cooks in the pan, place Romaine lettuce over a tortilla wrap, then add the TVP, diced
             tomatoes and low-fat ranch dressings, wrap and enjoy!

I look forward to your feedback about this post. Feel free to let me know if you have tried this recipe or any recipes made with TVP.

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