Need a healthy lunch idea? I’ve got you covered! When it comes to meal times, the one I hear my clients struggle with the most is lunch but this is actually one of the most important meals for making sure we stay energised and nourished throughout the day.
Convenience is key when it comes to lunchtimes but that often means we end up reaching for sandwiches or other instant energy boosters which spike our blood sugar and inevitably lead to sugar cravings and the dreaded 3pm slump!
High glycemic index foods are foods that contain high levels of glucose hence why they spike your blood sugar. One of the best ways to avoid the afternoon slump and stay energised throughout the day is to eat food with a lower GI – but don’t worry, that doesn’t mean you necessarily have to give up the convenience of a quick lunch!
This Chickpea Wrap recipe has quickly become a favourite in my house because they’re so versatile and easy to make – fill them with whatever you like and because chickpea flour has a much lower GI than normal flour they won’t spike your blood sugar.
This recipe is super easy to make and makes lunches quick, healthy and perfect for all the family! BONUS: They can also make great pizza bases for a healthier version of homemade pizzas!
Why is this recipe so great?
Chickpeas are a great source of protein and fibre. They’re also a great form of low-GI carbohydrate, providing you with long-lasting energy to keep you fuller for longer and energised through the day.
Plus, you can replace the water with some milk and add 1 egg to make a delicious, high-protein crepe-style pancake batter – yum!
1 cup Chickpea Flour
½ cup Tapioca Flour (or Arrowroot or Cornflour)
1 cup Water
½ tsp Sea Salt
1 tbsp Coconut Oil
Step 1: Mix ingredients in a blender, or with a whisk by hand, until a smooth consistency.
Step 2: Heat some of the oil in a frying pan until hot, then add a small ladle of mix to the pan, quickly swirling around the pan until you have an even spread.
Step 3: Cook for 1 minute, flip, then cook for 1 more minute.
Step 4: Repeat until you’ve used all the batter. Enjoy!
Looking for some filling ideas? Why not use these as the base for spicy flavour-packed fajitas or an easy tuna and cucumber filling! I’d love to hear if you try out this recipe – join my private Facebook Group for more recipes like this and a supportive community of like-minded women finding out what healthy means to them!