These nori wraps make a great low carb, gluten free and wildly healthy portable lunch idea.
Actually, I take that back. They’re for everyone. I work at home and can have anything I want for lunch. And lately, it’s been these nori wraps.
The classic sandwich, two slices of bread with mounds of deliciousness between, is the King of Lunch for a reason. It’s easy to make and it’s innately portable. But what if you don’t want all that gluten?
Enter this nori wrap.
I’m flipped out for both its flavor and texture. It’s also hella healthy.
First of all, I’m a huge fan of sardines. And after learning about their health benefits, I’m extra glad I enjoy them. Most significantly, sardines are loaded with calcium, which is great if you’re fighting bone loss. Which, if you’re a woman over 30, should be on your radar. I like the skinless and boneless kind packed in olive oil.
These little guys are also very high in protein. And, considering how much they contribute to a healthy diet, they are super cheap. Have I sold you on sardines, yet? Did I even need to?
Another thing I’ve been paying attention to lately is my gut. And not just the size and shape of it. Its health. So, I incorporated some probiotic-rich sauerkraut into these nori wraps. Its flavor, combined with the dijon mustard, is fantastic.
So, this basically brings us to texture. And by “texture” I mean “crunch.” Between these crunchy bean sprouts, the carrot, lettuce and the cucumber these nori wraps are a textural playground. If you’re eating these at your desk, don’t be surprised if your co-workers ask you to pipe down. They’re that crunchy.
I find crunchy foods mentally satisfying. And, let’s face it, the mental part of eating is a big piece of it. If my brain is satisfied, my belly has an easier time following suit.
What is your favorite portable lunch? I’m also curious about your relationship with sardines? Let me know in the comments below.
More Lunch Ideas:
- 1 nori sheet
- dijon mustard
- 1 to 2 leaves lettuce washed and dried
- 1/4 cup sprouts washed and dried
- 1/2 cup sauerkraut
- 1/4 cup carrot julienned
- 1/4 cup persian cucumber (skin on) julienned
- 2 to 3 sardines about half a can
Arrange nori wrap on counter with long edge parallel to your body. Spread a thin layer of dijon mustard over most the nori.
Layer all ingredients along the edge of the nori closest to you. You can spread into the middle of the sheet just leave the edge furthest from you clear of ingredients.
Firmly but gently roll the wrap toward the center, starting from the edge closest to you. Wet the edge furthest from you with a little water so it sticks to the roll when you end up on it.
Cut in half and mangia!
Calorie information will vary according to exact ingredients and serving sizes.