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Swiss Chard & Mushroom Wrap

written by Guest Blogger March 1, 2012

This week we’ve continued the discussion regarding the health benefits of increasing our fiber intake. Today’s guest blogger, Joe Ciccone (who recently contributed a recipe for Toasted Pumpkin Seeds), shares a recipe – a tasty addition to our fiber-rich diet!  

I guess you could call me a ‘fiber-nut’ as I’m always concerned about getting enough in each daily meal. I’m always reading labels before buying because there are lots of breads, English muffins and wraps that all look and taste alike, but have a wide range of fiber content.

In some cases, one would have to eat 5 or 6 times the items with the lesser fiber content to equal the content of the one with the higher fiber content!

When I found this product several weeks ago, I first thought it had to be a misprint – 12 grams of fiber in each wrap! It’s by Ole Mexican Foods and called Xtreme Wellness! Spinach & Herbs. So I devised a new recipe to satisfy my cravings for taste as well as fetish for fiber.

I regard my Swiss Chard & Mushroom Wrap as the ultimate fiber product as it supplies one with OVER 50% of recommended daily fiber!

Joe’s Swiss Chard & Mushroom Wrap

Note: I had never prepared, or for that matter, ever ate Swiss Chard before attempting this concoction. I bought a bunch of great looking (very dark green) Swiss Chard (cost $2.00). It looked a lot like spinach which made me feel I would have no problem preparing it.

Joe's Swiss Chard & Mushroom Wrap

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Ingredients

  • Swiss Chard
  • white button mushrooms
  • garlic
  • olive oil
  • spinach & herb tortilla wraps (other wraps can be used, be I find these the best, regarding taste and texture)
  • Italian Grated cheese
  • 1 egg per wrap

Instructions

  1. Remove heavy stems from Chard leaves.*
  2. Slice greens in to 2″ strips, then cut again across (produces 2″ X 3″ pieces). Place in salted boiling water for about 4 minutes.
  3. Wash and slice button mushrooms.
  4. Peel, smash and dice garlic.
  5. Saute mushrooms and garlic in olive oil (3-4 minutes until garlic begins to brown).
  6. Add cut up Swiss Chard…saute for another few minutes (low heat). Do not let garlic become dark brown.
  7. While this cooked mixture cools for handling, scramble 1 egg (per wrap being made).
  8. Place scrambled egg on wrap, add other ingredients.
  9. The Percolino-Romano** grated cheese is optional…as is the browning of the wrap.
  10. Enjoy.

Notes

* Some people like using the white stems. If you wish, you can cut these in to 2" pieces and add them to the boiling water first, cook 2 minutes. Then add in with the greens in step #2. This way the stems (which are harder than the leaves) cook a total of 6 minutes. ** If your using any other Italian Grated cheese for pasta dishes....please don't. The taste of the Perco-Romano is just so much more Italian you will never switch back.

About the Author

Joe Ciccone is an active 70-year old who loves to cook healthy meals. He currently resides in West Palm Beach, Florida, with his wife of 32 years. He grew up in The Bronx and has been in the kitchen since he was 6 years old learning to cook from his father, a butcher, and his Italian and Polish grandparents. He’s worked in a NYC French restaurant and a 24-hour diner, and enjoyed cooking for parties and holidays in all 3 of his marriages. 

Mmm… another fantastic recipe by our friend, Joe! Let us know how you like this healthy breakfast recipe of his once you try it!

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2 comments

Food, Fitness, Life March 4, 2012 at 6:41 pm

I eat a ton of fiber myself. Have you ever tried any of the Kashi products? I find them quite filling!

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Head Health Nutter March 31, 2012 at 3:29 am

I love Kashi products! Just finished a box of their Dark Mocha Almond bars. Yum!

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