Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Chicken-Less Orange Chicken Wraps

I'm just going to be honest here; I came thiiiiis close to pouring a bowl of cereal tonight and calling it a day, but I convinced myself, despite feeling totally exhausted, that I could make something relatively healthy and tasty in a short amount of time. My internal conversation went something like this:

"You know, I think I'll feel much better if I make a healthy meal tonight. I'm sure I could throw something together really quickly if I wanted to."


"But I already have all the stuff I need. It really won't take that long."


"I even have that orange 'chicken' I can use."

 "Orange 'chicken', you say? Well, maybe just this once."

I'm actually not sure how I prevailed in that conversation, but moving on!

A few weeks ago, one of my very good friends recommended that I try a Trader Joe's brand of "Chicken-Less Mandarin Orange Morsels," which I did, and it's now pretty much my favorite thing ever. It had never even entered my mind that there might be a vegetarian version of that, so I'm so glad she mentioned it (thanks, Janet!). It's fantastic, and there are lots of things I can do with it in a pinch when I'm tired and don't want to spend a long time cooking anything. I've done orange "chicken" over rice with stir-fried veggies, I've done salads, and now this wrap, which turned out super good.

Getting Started

There really aren't very many steps to this:
  1. Cook "chicken" according to package directions.
  2. Wash veggies
  3. Cut bell pepper into thin slices
  4. Pile everything into a tortilla and eat it
  5. Repeat step 4 until full and ready for a nap
Just as a side note, I used Trader Joe's brand of "Chicken-Less Mandarin Orange Morsels," which looks like so:

However, you can use any kind you can find if you don't have a Trader Joe's nearby!


9.25 oz bag of Trader Joe's "Chicken-Less Mandarin Orange Morsels"
1/2 red bell pepper cut into thin slices
1 bag of pre-made Asian Chopped Salad. I used this one, which has cabbage, carrots, celery, green onions, cilantro, wonton noodles, and sliced toasted almonds. I saved the dressing that was included for another time, since there was plenty of salad left over.
Butter lettuce, rinsed and dried
1 package medium whole wheat tortillas. I really like Guerrero brand because they taste good and don't get gummy like some do. 

Serving size: 3-4

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