Summer is practically here and it’s time to break out the grill! Don’t you just love the ease of grilling things up outside? It really helps keep the heat out of the house as well. The options are pretty much endless as to what you can cook up. Grilled Zucchini, Spicy Veggie Kabobs and even a Chicken Pesto Wrap!
What is more divinely delicious than pesto?! It also happens to be very, very good for you. This whole wrap is pretty much a powerhouse of nutrition.
Basil is anti-inflammatory, is heart healthy, is anti-bacterial and is a great source of magnesium, copper, calcium, iron, vitamin A, C, and K. (Source)
Garlic is also anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial and has anti-cancer properties. (Source)
Sunflower Seeds are calming do to their magnesium content. Magnesium also aids bone health, can lower blood pressure and can reduce the risk of heart attacks or a stroke. (Source)
Walnuts are also good for cardiovascular health, are anti-inflammatory, aid in weight loss and contain omega-3 fatty acids. (Source)
Whole Wheat has amazing benefits such as aiding digestion, helping weight control, lowering chronic inflammation, helping to keep blood sugar levels steady and warding off mental health issues like Alzheimer’s. (Source)
Olive Oil is good for digestive health, can help with bone health, can help improve cognitive function and is anti-inflammatory. (Source)
Add this with a delicious, fresh tomato and some pastured raised, organic chicken and you have a healthy meal that will leave you craving more!
Tools for this Recipe:
Grilled Chicken Pesto Wrap
- 1 ½ cups basil
- 2 cloves garlic
- ¼ cup sunflower seeds
- ½ cup walnuts
- ⅓ cup olive oil
- 2 Tbs. lemon juice
- ½ cup grated cheese
- ¼ tsp. Real Salt
Place all ingredients in a food processor and blend until fine.
Spread some pesto on half of a whole wheat tortilla. Layer on spinach, chicken, tomato slices and cheese. Fold tortilla shell in half and place on a barbecue grill, Lodge Pan grill or a panini grill. Cook on both sides until cheese is melted.
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