Food... I love to eat food. I love to make food. I love food. I am seriously considering OEA because of my insane love for food, but that is not the point of this post. In my extensive weight loss journey, I have discovered many alternatives to traditional high fat, high carb food choices. This is essential when you are trying to lose weight and you love food as much as I do; I can never stop at just a taste of ANYTHING. The more I can eat, the better. So if I am saving calories while I am eating a tray of food, I am one happy gal!
Today's food: wonton wrappers!!!
So, I discovered these little morsels as I was thumbing through message boards the other day and saw someone's pictures of the food they regularly eat. She used wonton wrappers for many of her dishes, including quiche and ravioli. FANTASTIC! So I dashed off to the grocery last night and picked myself up a package of small wrappers, which are about 3"x3". They cost me $2.99. I was at the expensive 24hr store, so if I had shopped around, I think I may have been able to find them for even less. Even at 3 dollars a package, this is a great price, I must say. You get 55 wrappers in one package, that is devided into 2 sealed sections. As there is a best before date, this is essential, because you can freeze the other section that you won't use before they go bad (as is the case with most of the food I buy).
Here is the breakdown:
Serving size: 4 wraps (29g); Cal 80; Fat 0.4g; Cholesterol 5mg; Sodium 50mg; Carbs 16g; Fibre 1g; Sugar 0g; Protein 3g
I decided to make quiche with them this morning. Boy oh boy, they turned out good! The wrappers crisped up on the outside of the pan, and were nice and tender around the quiche. This recipe made me REALLY happy, seeing as 1 tart size tenderflake crust is 100 calories. Hello! I can eat 4 for the price of LESS than one! The wrappers are a little large for my mini muffin pans, so I had to trim the edges, which left me with quite a bit of waste, which I'm not cool with, so I decided to bake up the little triangles to see what would happen... Amazing... Again. Little chips! I made some guacamole and got my dip on! After trimming 14 wrappers, I ended up with 54 (18g) little chips, rounding out to about 50 calories.
In conclusion, I recommend everyone try to sub wonton wrappers for pastry and bread at some point in their life.