Have you ever been in a rush, you have a list of things to do, your daughter’s hair is calling your name, but you just can’t tame the hunger in you stomach? That was my exact predicament, before that birthed this beautiful recipe. I wanted something light, something that I could munch, something that could serve as an ‘in-between snack’ before family dinner later on; Savoy Cabbage Wraps.
Another sneaky way to make your eating less calorific is by exchanging the average buns or pitta breads that are used to envelope your wraps with and replace it with something a little lighter; cabbage! Savoy cabbage is incredibly delicious and low in fat and calories. If you want a quick snack or something that won’t make you feel heavy, try out this cabbage wrap recipe.
500g chicken breasts (cut in strips)
1 ripe plantain (sliced and fried)
1 red chili (sliced)
1 pointed pepper (sliced)
Handful basil leaves (finely chopped)
1 cup king prawns
2 garlic cloves (crushed)
1 teaspoon maple syrup
1 tablespoon coconut oil
½ teaspoon of salt
3 Savoy Cabbage Leaves
Season the chicken strips with the salt and maple syrup.
In a non-stick frying pan, add coconut oil and the crushed garlic.
Allow it to heat up then add the seasoned chicken strips.
Stir-fry for about 4 minutes or until they are cooked through.
Add the prawns (if prawns are frozen, thaw by microwaving and discard the water from it) and the peppers and continue to fry for 3 minutes.
Then throw in the chopped basil leaves and the previously fried plantain.
Now turn off the heat.
Place the savoy cabbage leaves on a board and carefully place one spoon size of the chicken stir-fry mix inside and add avocado slices.
Wrap up the cabbage and enjoy!
The beauty of this recipe is that you can mix and match whatever ingredients you want to include. Why not try some healthy fats like our good green avocado, or another type of protein by using beef strips. Use the ingredients you love.
Edited by Pearl Okeke