Roll Up A Healthy Flax Wrap

healthy flax wrapAs part of our commitment to your health, the Heritage Acupuncture blog will be featuring healthy recipes. This is designed to give you ideas about eating more veggies, reducing simple carbs and incorporating super foods, antioxidants and therapeutic principals into your diet. Sound complicated?

The good news is that healthy cuisine is actually fun, approachable and delicious! This tasty dish comes to us via the amazing Denise Vanderwoude of Chapel Hill, NC. It’s been adapted from William Davis’ Wheat Belly, which offers an array of delicious gluten-free cuisine.

Why are flax seeds healthy? They’re good sources of fiber, antioxidants and chock full of such nutrients as copper, manganese and magnesium. If you’re trying to reduce wheat or just carbs in general but still love the convenience of a sandwich, this flaxseed wrap is for you.

Flaxseed Wrap Ingredients:
3 Tbsp ground flaxseed
1/4 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp onion powder
1/4 tsp paprika
Pinch of sea salt or celery salt
1 Tbsp coconut oil, melted (plus more for greasing pan)
1 Tbsp water
1 large egg

Directions:
Mix dry ingredients together in a bowl. Stir in coconut oil. Beat in the egg and water. Grease a microwave-safe glass pie pan with coconut oil. Pour in the batter and spread evenly over the bottom. Microwave on high for 2-3 minutes and let cool. Flip the wrap over and fill with ingredients of your choice (vegetable pate, hummus, scrambled eggs and salsa, etc.). Optional: For a sweeter wrap, swap out the onion and paprika for cinnamon. Spread with almond butter, honey and banana or the filling of your choice.

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Heritage Acupuncture serves the Durham Chapel Hill RTP area and offers acupuncture, Chinese herbalism and Asian skin care services. Janet Lee, L.Ac., specializes in orthopedics and internal medicine.

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