You may think of collard greens as a limp, dull-green southern side-dish that’s cooked in bacon fat. It’s time to redefine the collard green and highlight some of the amazing health benefits you can reap from this superstar veggie. It already gets kudos from being in the cruciferous family along with broccoli, cabbage, and cauliflower. The cruciferous family is known for it’s cancer-fighting phytochemicals, and collard greens have 4 glucosinolates that help lower your cancer risk. Swapping out a flour tortilla for a collard green makes a great and healthy choice, and you won’t even miss the refined flour with this delicious stuffed wrap.
This wrap is ideal because it sneaks in a whole array of veggies, as well as a healthy vegetarian protein. Aside from the antioxidants and minerals in the collard greens, you’ll get a healthy dose of vitamin C from the red pepper and onions in this wrap. This benefits your skin and helps your body fight disease-causing free radicals. Hummus gives this meal heart-healthy fats, dietary fiber, and a great vegetarian source of protein.
These healthy collard green wraps make an ideal grab-and-go lunch or light dinner. You can serve then raw, or if you prefer a softer wrap, steam them gently for 3-5 minutes before filling, wrapping, and enjoying!