Cherry Sunflower Seed Wraps

Bring out the kid in everyone with this flavorful little wrap that’s perfect in a bag lunch for all ages.  Get a heart-healthy nutrient and antioxidant boost from the almond butter, sunflower seeds, and cherries in this crunchy wrap.  Pack a thermos of Country French Barley Vegetable Potage (Page 283) to round out the meal.

  • 2 (8-inch) whole grain tortillas or wraps
  • 2 tablespoons almond butter
  • 2/3 cup micro-greens
  • 2 tablespoons sunflower seeds
  • 2 tablespoons raisins
  • 2 tablespoons dried cherries

Spread one tablespoon almond butter evenly over each tortilla. Sprinkle 1/3 cup micro-greens evenly over the almond butter on each tortilla, then sprinkle with one tablespoon sunflower seeds, 1 tablespoon raisins, and 1 tablespoon dried cherries.  Tightly roll up each tortilla then slice in half.  Serve immediately or wrap in plastic to prevent the wrap from drying out.

Yield: 2 wraps
Nutrition Breakdown: Calories 362, Carbohydrate 48g, Fiber 7g, Protein 9g, Fat 17g, Saturated fat 1g, Sodium 195g.

Variations: Substitute hemp butter, tahini, and peanut butter or walnut butter for the almond butter.  Try substituting dried apricot slices, dried blueberries, dried cranberries, or dried apple slices for the cherries.  And you could replace the sunflower seeds with chopped walnuts, pistachios, almonds, pecans, or hazelnuts.  The possibilities are endless.

Recipe used with permission: The Plant-Powered Diet: the lifelong eating plan for achieving optimal health, beginning today. By Sharon Palmer, RD. For more information see: