I will admit that I find 99.9% of the food at McDonald’s objectionable. Even before surgery. Their burgers…ehnnn…they’re ok. Their fries are good, but of course they are a slippery slope for me. Salads? Chick-Fil-A is better. Desserts…let’s not go there, k?
The exception is (was?) the limited time offering of the Mac Wrap. Now I wasn’t a Big Mac eater ever, but something about the flavor combination of that burger always wooed me—two all-beef patties (wtf?), special sauce, lettuce, cheese, pickles, onions AND a sesame seed bun (with an extra little naked bun in the middle just for fun).
So when they came up with the Mac Wrap, I was excited. Cuz at 2+ years out I can eat a lil’ wrap. Not much else, but dammit I can eat the wrap!
Sadly, in my area they seem to have vanished. Which got me to thinking (about how methodical McDonald’s is…grrrrr…) how to make my own version. A healthier version. A version I could feel GOOD about eating! (I hope you all are whistling “The Battle Hymn of the Republic” in the background cuz it really is THAT kinda moment…).
The following is what I came up with. Now I know some of you can’t do wraps and, trust me, I UNDERSTAND. This, I imagine, might be good without a starch. Just make yourself a lil’ flat burger and go to it!
The “Nik Wrap”
(makes 4 – cuz you know your kids and your hubby will want one)
First let’s meet our players:
So here’s what you do.
So let’s talk numbers, shall we:
The Mac Wrap: 330 calories
This version of the “Nik wrap”: 200 calories
That in addition to the fiber that’s in mine (from the wrap), lowfat meat (turkey instead of beef), and protein (from both the wrap AND the turkey). It almost feels like getting over on “the man” (whoever HE is…).
At any rate, make this!!! Now!!!