Eat This: Rest Day Wraps

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Rest Day Wraps Recipe

Photo: Jullie Ellison

One of the best parts of climbing is indulging in a massive post-send feast, but carry that appetite over to non-climbing days and you might find yourself feeling weighed down the next time you need to try hard. The perfect meal for any rest day strikes the ideal balance of offering proper fuel for muscle recovery—and for the following day’s climbing—without putting you into a food coma or making you feel heavy. That’s exactly where these chicken saté wraps fit in. Chicken provides protein to rebuild ravaged muscles, and coconut milk adds tons of vitamins for improved skin health (goodbye, split tips!) and healthy fats to keep you satiated. Plus, the whole-wheat tortillas offer fiber, slow-burning carbohydrates, and an edible plate! Forego the takeout grease and guilt and try these for dinner on a lazy rest day or pack them along for lunch at the crag.

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup sliced carrots
  • 1/3 cup chopped green onions
  • 2/3 cup light coconut milk
  • 1 tablespoon low-sodium soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon rice vinegar
  • 3 tablespoons nut butter
  • 1 teaspoon curry powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground red pepper
  • 2 cups cooked, shredded skinless, boneless chicken breast
  • 4 whole-wheat tortillas (8”)
  • 1 1/3 cups packaged angel hair cole slaw

Directions

  1. Coat a large nonstick skillet with a small amount of olive oil or cooking spray and sauté carrots and onions over medium-high heat for one minute.
  2. Stir in coconut milk, soy sauce, rice vinegar, nut butter, curry powder, and red pepper. Cook for 30 seconds and keep stirring.
  3. Add chicken and cook for one minute, stirring until coated. Remove from heat and let cool.
  4. Warm tortillas and spoon about ½ cup of chicken mixture down the center of each tortilla.
  5. Top each with 1/3 cup slaw, wrap up, and enjoy!

Tips:

  • Use a precooked rotisserie chicken from the grocery store to save time and add flavor.
  • Turn up the heat with your favorite hot sauce.
  • Add extra veggies for increased nutrition. Throw in some bell peppers or mushrooms in step one, or add cucumbers, mixed greens, and tomatoes in step five.
  • Corn tortillas are an excellent gluten-free option, but with less moisture, they might fall apart when attempting to wrap (quickly heat them in a pan or on the grill first, no more crack and break). 

Nutrition Facts (1 wrap)

Energy: 321 cal • Fat: 10g • Protein: 24g • Carbs: 26g • Sodium: 844mg • Fiber: 4g

Recipe republished with permission of VeloPress from the Racing Weight Cookbook. Try more recipes at racingweightcookbook.com.