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Think about the best part of your long day at your internship or job. No, not leaving. Lunch! Taking a good lunch break is a great way to step away from the hectic parts of your day and revitalize yourself with a healthy home-made meal. Wraps are a great choice because they are easy to store, in a bag or plastic container, they’re not messy to eat and they’re also healthier than what most cafeterias offer.

 

What you need

  • 1 pound chicken tenders
  • 1 tomato, medium-sized, chopped
  • 1 cup of chopped cucumber
  • 1 cup of chopped fresh parsley
  • 1/2 cup of water
  • 1/2 cup of chopped mint
  • 4 spinach or sun-dried tomato wraps, about 10 inches each
  • 1/3 cup of couscous, whole-wheat for a healthier option
  • 1/4 cup of lemon juice
  • 3 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 tsp of garlic, minced
  • 1/4 tsp of salt
  • 1/4 tsp of pepper, ground

 

Preparation

  1. Boil water in a small saucepan, then add in the couscous and stir
  2. Remove from heat and cover, letting stand for 5 minutes, then fluff with a spoon or fork and set aside
  3. Combine the mint, parsley, oil, lemon juice, garlic, salt and pepper in a small mixing bowl
  4. Toss the chicken tenders in a medium-sized bowl with 1 tablespoon of the parsley mixture and the rest of the salt, about 1/8 of a teaspoon
  5. On a large nonstick skillet, cook the chicken tenders over medium heat until they are cooked through. Should be about 4 minutes on each side
  6. Place the cooked tenders on a cutting board, and cut into small piece when cool
  7. Stir the remaining parley mixture into the couscous along with cucumber and tomato
  8. To wrap: spread 3/4 of the couscous mixture onto each wrap, then divide the chicken among the wraps. Roll them like a burrito, tucking in the sides as you roll
  9. To serve: cut in half

And enjoy! Goes great with a side of fruit or a fruit smoothie.

 

 

Source: EatingWell

 

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