Following a vegetarian diet with diabetes can be a great way to help fight against heart disease. However, many vegetarian recipes can also be high in carbohydrate. To prevent a spike in blood sugar levels, make sure your plant-based menu is rich in fiber and protein with recipes like this Thai Peanut Wrap. By using a reduced carbohydrate, high fiber Flatout flatbread in replacement of a standard wrap high in refined carbohydrates, you can ensure more controlled blood sugar levels after the meal. The addition of protein from edamame along with healthy fats from the peanuts will provide an additional benefit in regulating blood sugar while warding off hunger.
David Dial of Spiced makes eating the veggie rainbow exciting again with his flatbread recipe for a Thai flavored peanut flatbread wrap that travels well between bonspiels. Don’t know what a bonspiel is? Then make sure to read our Q&A with David regarding all things curling, a winter sport he loves to play. In the meantime, grab some flatbreads and make this wrap! Thanks, David!
Thai Peanut Wraps
- For the Thai Peanut Wraps
- 5 Flatout Sea Salt and Black Pepper flatbreads
- 4 cups cabbage, shredded (see note)
- 1 1⁄2 cups carrots, shredded (~5 large carrots)
- 1 red bell pepper, thinly sliced
- 1 cup edamame, cooked and shelled
- 1/2 cup fresh cilantro, chopped
- 1/2 cup green onions, chopped
- 1/2 cup honey-roasted peanuts
- 1 cup wonton strips
- For the Peanut Sauce
- 2 tablespoons rice vinegar
- 1 tablespoon soy sauce
- 1 tablespoon lime juice
- 1 tablespoon honey
- 1 teaspoon garlic, minced
- 1/4 cup peanut butter
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
- For the Peanut Sauce
Using a small mixing bowl, add rice vinegar, soy sauce, lime juice, honey and garlic. Whisk until well combined. Add the peanut butter, salt and red pepper flakes. Whisk until smooth.
For the Thai Peanut Wraps
Using a large bowl, combine all of the ingredients except for the flatbreads; mix until well combined. Drizzle Peanut Sauce on top and then roll up flatbreads; cut in half before serving. Divide the mixture evenly between the flatbreads.
David likes to use a mix of red and green cabbage for these wraps. To make these wraps even easier, just grab a bag of cole slaw mix (i.e. no dressing) instead of cabbage.