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Easy Southwest Chicken Wraps

Southwest WrapsChicken Wraps

Today, September 25th, is my little sister’s first day of COLLEGE. Yup, that’s crazy! That little baby on the right is an adult? College is a great time, but dorm life can be a strain on your diet sometimes.This week’s recipes are dedicated to Abbey and are all healthy, affordable, easy to make, no cooking needed dorm friendly recipes!

I’m pretty sure I ate ham sandwiches, mac and cheese, and pizza for my two years of dorm life. I never gained the “Freshman Fifteen” because I was always running from work to class to bed, but that doesn’t mean I was healthy! I got sick more often than I ever had before, I never had energy, and I felt just ‘bleh’ most of the time. This feeling never went away until I started eating healthy again a year after college, I wish I had known of these recipes back then!

Today’s Southwestern Chicken Wraps are easy to throw in a Tupperware and take on the go or make for a late-night study dinner. Or just to take to work on those busy days that you don’t have time to cook! Very meal prep friendly.

Pro Tip: Trying to cut out carbs? This recipe can be made without the wrap! Following a vegan or vegetarian diet? This recipe can be made without chicken!

Check out my other recipes for other dorm friendly recipes! I’m cooking up No-Cook Veggie Pad Thai Salad and Hearty Veggie Sandwiches this week. Comment with your favorite no-cook college foods!

Southwestern Chicken Wraps can be made into a vegan or vegetarian recipe, can be gluten or dairy free, and can also follow a Whole30 or Paleo diet if needed.

Nutrition facts per wrap: 392 calories, 15.3 of fat, 2.9g of saturated fat, 54mg of cholesterol, 235mg of sodium, 887mg of potassium, 36.9g of carb, 10.6g of fiber, 5.4g of sugar, 29.2g of protein. 26% of Vitamin A, 30% of Vitamin C, 4% of Calcium, 26% of Iron.

 

 

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Easy Southwest Chicken Wraps
Southwest Wraps
Course Main Dish
Cuisine Mexican
Prep Time 10 Minutes
Servings
Wraps
Ingredients
Course Main Dish
Cuisine Mexican
Prep Time 10 Minutes
Servings
Wraps
Ingredients
Southwest Wraps
Instructions
  1. In a medium bowl, combined the chicken, black beans, corn, tomatoes, cilantro, and lime juice. (I normally prep this part and leave separate until I want to combine all ingredients to eat. Makes everything less soggy!)
  2. When ready to combine, mix the black bean & corn dish with the avocado and dressing. (You can always combine only 1/4th of the black bean & corn dish with 1/4th of the avocado and 1 tbsp. of the dressing for one serving!)
  3. Scoop about 1/4th of this mixture into a tortilla or wrap and add about a cup of lettuce. Wrap and enjoy! This whole recipe makes 4 wraps chicken wraps!


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