Week Five Cooking Challenge: A Healthy Wrap for a Stressful Day

by - Thursday, February 04, 2010

My very perfect three-part plan from yesterday went crashing and burning later in the afternoon when the forecast changed from snow tapering off Saturday mid-morning to blizzard-like conditions on Saturday.

In a panic the BF and I made some last minute switches and thanks to very understanding supervisors at work and the wonderful people at US Airways, we are booked on a flight tonight from D.C. to Orlando.

When I called US Air to ask them if we could switch from our Saturday flight to tonight's flight that still had open seats, the lady I spoke with made the switch and waived the $300 transfer fee. I could have kissed her.

My supervisor said something very sage when I asked her if I could take Friday off at the last minute to make what I thought we be an expensive flight switch.

"You can always make more money. You can't make more time."

True life.

I realized last night at midnight when my stomach was growling that I had forgotten to eat dinner because I was in such a tizzy packing and getting everything ready to go.

Luckily I had some very healthy ingredients for a delicious and filling wrap.


Start with a whole wheat wrap.


Slather with roasted red pepper hummus (my favorite kind)


Layer one: A generous handful of spinach.


Layer two: Lots of bean sprouts.


Layer three: Roasted red peppers.


Layer four: Artichoke hearts.

The wrap was a bit messy to eat because it was overflowing with so much deliciousness, but it was so worth it.

So now that I leave for Florida tonight, I'm trying to find some cheap and entertaining things for the BF and I to do on Friday and Saturday. Disney, Universal and Sea World are all pretty much out unless someone has some serious connections and can get me cheap tickets.

If you know of anything fun and not ridiculously expensive, please let me know!

Edit: To answer all of you who asked if I did the redesign myself. It was a half and half effort. I have to credit Amanda at RunToFinish for suggesting some places to look for template inspiration. I downloaded a basic one for the general size and portion stuff because I didn't want to hand code that all myself. Then I tweaked the HTML and CSS to get it to look and feel the way I wanted it too.

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9 comments

  1. Nice snack. The hummus makes it hearty which is good. Thanks for the idea. found your blog via Dare to Tri;-)

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  2. good wrap! and the supervisor is dropping some knowledge down. that's good stuff.

    have a great trip!

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  3. man I really wish I was going to be in Orlando so I could come visit some of the bloggies!! I love wraps, yummers

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  4. If you guys are fans of Korean food, my family and I went to an awesome place in Orlando back in 2006. It's a little bit of a drive from the center of town but the food, from what I remember, is amazing!

    I believe it's this place:
    http://www.yelp.com/biz/shin-jung-korean-restaurant-orlando

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  5. It seems like every time I visit your blog I leave hungry.

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  6. I like the quote from your supervisor, so true!

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  7. Very yummy looking wrap! I'll have to remember this one.

    Unfortunately, almost everything in Orlando is costly because it's primarily theme parks, but there's lots of mini golf, which is inexpensive. And, Downtown Disney can be fun to walk around and it's free. Plus, there is good shopping and some good bars/restaurants IN Orlando if you want to get off International Dr, etc.

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  8. I guess if I read a little further along I would have seen that you were already in Florida, so I'm glad it all worked out!

    And that wrap does look great. Everything up put in there I would love! The red peppers, the artichokes, the hummus, it all looks so good

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  9. looks delish! i'm glad everything worked out with the flight and work people. obviously they could've been wayyy anal (and annoying) but thankfully they are cool instead :) extra sweet about the lady waiving the transfer fee!! man what do you have to do to get that ;)

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