It used to be an all too common occurrence that I would be super rushed each and every morning between trying to get ready for work while getting two kids ready for the day as well. I would usually only have enough time to whip together a quick and easy breakfast for all of us and then a lunch for the kids. But my own lunch? Forget about it. This usually meant I would have to buy lunch more often than not. On the bright side, I usually stuck to healthy options like salads or wraps. Recently though, I started making more of an effort to take a lunch from home in order to save money. I’m a big fan of this recipe for making these must-try low carb wraps. The wraps are super easy to make and they’re stuffed full of yummy ingredients — cream cheese, ham, lettuce, and tomatoes.
The Perfect Low Carb Tortilla Recipe for a Healthy Lunch
Making the actual wraps with this recipe is incredibly straightforward. You’re only going to need four simple ingredients — one cup of finely ground flaxseed meal, one egg, ½ cup of boiling water, and ½ teaspoon of salt. Use a stand mixer with a paddle attachment to mix your flaxseed meal and salt first. Mix in the egg next until it’s well combined, and then finally add in the boiling water. The flaxseed meal works perfectly for making low carb wraps because it gives them such a delightfully chewy texture.
On top of that, flaxseed is an excellent source of omega-3 fatty acids — probably the best available source of them for anyone who doesn’t like seafood. This makes it a great ingredient to use because it plays a role in helping to prevent cardiovascular disease. (1)
Leave the dough sit for a couple of minutes, and then divide it into about five balls. Flatten the balls between two pieces of lightly greased parchment paper and then follow the directions in the recipe below for cooking them in a pan that has been lightly greased with olive oil (which adds even more heart healthy fats). It should only take about 10 minutes of total cooking time to have them all ready to go.
Once the wraps are finished cooking, go ahead and spread the cream cheese over each of them. From here, it’s a simple matter of adding your stuffing ingredients. The recipe calls for using a mix of ham, lettuce leaves, and diced tomatoes to make a classic style wrap. Not only do these ingredients keep the carb count down, but they end up increasing the overall nutritional value of your wraps as well. Lettuce is full of antioxidants and studies have found that it’s great for lowering the bad kind of LDL cholesterol. (2) Tomatoes are also a good source of the antioxidant lycopene, a carotenoid that gives them their color. It’s also potentially useful in preventing diseases like cancer and heart disease. (3)
More Low Carb Recipes:
Low Carb Cauliflower Toast Grilled Cheese
Chewy Low Carb Tortillas
Low Carb Almond Flour Everything Bagels
Low Carb Zucchini Bread That Tastes Just Like Grandmas
Easy Low Carb Almond Flour Banana Bread
Must-Try Low Carb Wraps – Easy, Healthy Wrap Recipe
- Prep Time: 20 minutes
- Cook Time: 10 minutes
- Total Time: 30 minutes
- Yield: 5 1x
For the wraps:
1 cup finely ground flaxseed meal
½ cup boiling water
½ tsp salt
The rest of ingredients:
5 tbsp cream cheese
8 oz ham
- In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, mix the flaxseed meal and salt.
- Add the egg and mix to combine.
- Add the water and mix until well combined.
- Let the dough sit for 1-2 minutes.
- Divide the dough into 5 balls.
- Flatten the ball between 2 pieces of lightly greased parchment paper and roll into a 6 ½ – 7-inch circle.
- Grease a large pan with olive oil and heat over medium heat.
- Peel off top layer of parchment paper.
- Once hot, invert a wrap onto pan, wait 10 to 15 seconds, and then carefully peel off parchment.
- Cook for 1 minute, then flip it over and cook for 30-60 seconds on the other side.
- Repeat with remaining dough.
- Spread the cream cheese on each wrap.
- Top with ham, lettuce and diced tomatoes and roll up.
- Slice in half if desired and serve immediately.