I’ve been eating badly lately. I’ve been craving salad, which I know means something has been wrong with what I’ve been eating. I solved that today but going and buying around $20 worth of ingredients for 4 days or so worth of wraps.
These are great for when you have a fridge but no other cooking facilities.
From Trader Joe’s.
- Baked savory tofu. This is ready to go. I just slice it. It’s precut to just the right amount. There are 2 servings in the pack, enough for 2 substantial wraps.
- Olive oil wholewheat wraps, labelled vegan. Bread often has animal derived additives so I was happy to find these.
- Bag of baby greens.
From the regular supermarket (a Vons)
- Vegenaise (vegan majo)
- Sprouts – a mix of alfalfa and clover
From Walmart (I could’ve got these from the other places but I was going to Walmart for something else)
It sounds really strange to put basil and cilantro together but I had it at a restaurant wrap recently and it was really good. I essentially treat the basil as one of the salad greens, which is extravagant but ok since I’m only feeding myself and Trader Joes had a big container of basil for a good price.
Don’t skip the sprouts because they really make it tasty.
The wraps are huge so I usually only use a half.
The salad is prewashed so that means I only need to wash the basil and cilantro.
The tomato just needs washing and slicing.
I make this with a plastic knife, fork and spoon with no issues.
- Sub hummus or avocado for the mayo.
- Add sliced red pepper.
A few principles for making food in hotel rooms.
- Don’t put your greens too close to the freezer panel or they’re freeze and turn gross.
- Pre washed salad is your friend!
- Buy fewer ingredients. At home you might make wraps with lots of ingredients but on the road you need to simplify your recipes as much as possible without sacrificing flavor.
- Grab those little salt and pepper sachets.
- Keep a extra set of plastic cutlery on hand. I often drop or lose my cutlery.
- Have two plates. It makes assembly easier.
- Bring bulldog clips for clipping bags shut.
- The plastic bags you buy fruit and veggies in at the supermarket come in very hand. Have a few on hand for storing half eaten food.