Paleo Steak and Avocado Roll-up - Paleo Wraps Review and Recipe
I'm a meat and veggies kind of guy. I can throw steak, chicken, pork, you name it on a bunch of greens and dig in with gusto. I don't lament the lack of bread in my diet, not for sandwiches and not at all for "wraps".
The "wrap" craze seems to have died down somewhat, a misguided attempt at a "healthier" option in most cases. "Hey! It's not bread, it's 'flat bread!'" they cried as they scarfed down the vertically challenged caloric equivalent of a sub-roll. You might even get some extra gluten in there to hold the whole thing together.
Enter Paleo Wraps
When I first heard of these I was skeptical. How is a "wrap" Paleo? Isn't this the "hunter gatherer" diet? Wouldn't a caveman simply eat with his/her hands? A "lettuce wrap" maybe, but a processed Paleo food? No thanks.
But then I read the ingredients
Paleo Wrap Ingredients: Coconut meat, coconut water
Ok I'm in.
A visit to Wild Mountain Paleo and a few days later I had a package of Paleo wraps in my hands and ready to go.
As luck would have it, I had a leftover grass-fed petit tenderloin from Beetnik foods and the two seemed destined to meet. Or should I say meat?
Paleo Steak and Avocado Roll-up
1 Julian Bakery Paleo Wrap
1 4oz piece of steak, sliced thin (leftover from this recipe)
2 tbsp guacamole (I used a single serving packet of Wholly Guacamole)
3 leaves hydroponic butterleaf lettuce (this is not slang for something you might find in Colorado, it's just lettuce)
Place the Paleo Wrap on a plate, shmear with guac, bang it with beef, layer with lettuce. Roll that baby up tight and go to town.
The Paleo Wrap holds together surprisingly well (no spillage), and has a nice chewy texture. The flavor is a bit sweet, owing perhaps to the tiny bit of sugar naturally found in coconut. This sweetness is not overpowering however and didn't detract from my overall enjoyment, although I do believe I will be rolling up some sprouted chocolate hazelnut butter and bananas next.