In my quest to put less garbage in my body, and eat as close to real foods as possible, I have been buying and trying different types of wrap substitutes. Why am I doing this you ask? Because I can’t eat salads all the time. I just don’t like them, I feel like they are boring, and for some reason wrapping up fresh veggies and a lean protein seems to be the most satisfying way I enjoy lunch throughout the work week. Yes, forcing myself to eat these same fresh veggies and lean protein in a salad would be much easier, but like I said, lately I am repulsed by salads, so here we are. Yes, I could just use a wheat wrap and call it good but I have been much more aware of the ingredients in my foods lately, and as I was reading the back of my wheat wrap package, and noticed things like guar gum, potassium sorbate, and sodium aluminium sulfate (WTF?!?!?). So, I decided to try some other types of wraps that have fewer and known ingredients. Here are the three I tried this week. All are available on Amazon Prime because if you didn’t know Prime is life and as soon as they make Amazon Fresh available in my area you will probably never catch me at the grocery store ever again!!!!! Hey I can dream right?!?!?!
Out of the three I tried, I my favorite was the Nuco Coconut Wrap and the reason was it was the easiest to wrap, best texture, and had the mildest flavor out of the three. Also and the ingredients include only: coconut meat, water and oil. Here it is up close and with my lunch from earlier today.
I also tried these spicy Wrawp and I liked them as well, but did not put them first on my list because the texture is a little reminiscent of sandpaper. Also they are a bit on the chewy side so you really need to heat them up in a pan to get them soft, and I’m not able to do that during the work week. In addition, there are only 3 in a pack so they are a little expensive; however, if you are really after a good spicy flavor, can heat them up prior to eating, and don’t mind the extra cost these are pretty good. I will continue to use them and may even try some of the other variations they have. The ingredients include: Apple, zucchini, flax seeds, coconut, jalapenos, onion, cayenne pepper, turmeric, citron, black salt. You can find them on Prime here.
Last and least in my book were these Spinach Raw Wraps. I was super hopeful about them until I saw the texture (similar to blue jeans) and smelled them (reminded me of a dirty fish tank). Needless to say, I knew this was not going to be my jam. I actually only tore of a small piece and tried it because I knew it was probably not going to be something I would like, and didn’t want to waste my time making a full blown meal if I was just going to be disappointed. Unfortunately the taste and texture was too close to what I believe pond scum would be like so I snapped a few pictures for you, and threw them out.
The goods news is they are very clean with ingredients of apple, spinach, onion, quinoa, coconut nectar, psyllium husk (fiber). If you’d like to see them on Prime they are here and please don’t get me wrong, this may be right up your alley and I say more power to ya, but they weren’t my thing. Anyways I hope this was helpful and I plan to do more reviews as I try new things out.