Sometimes you need to step up your snack game. And sometimes you need to make your veggie consumption easier to attain. Enter the chard wrap. This snack (or lunch) turns the traditional wrap (usually with some sort of tortilla) into a gluten and grain free powerhouse of nutrients.
It's also a step up from a regular lettuce wrap. Chard offers six time more Vitamin K than lettuce- which is vital in building healthy blood. It's also a great source of Vitamins A and C and magnesium.
This recipe is extremely versatile and you can add cheese or thinly sliced deli meats if that suits your tastes. The version here is vegan and uses Co-op-made hummus using local chickpeas from Pacific Northwest Farmers Cooperative. This would also be delicious with a sprinkle of salty feta cheese if you're not following a vegan diet.
To make this recipe:
Clean several chard leaves and dry thoroughly. Trim the bottom of the stems off and discard. Spread a couple tablespoons of hummus on the outside (the lighter green side) of a chard leaf. Place sliced veggies on the inside. We used red peppers, carrots, red onion, and scallions. Then wrap it up, like you would a burrito, and slice it in half.