Sandwiches and wraps tend to be popular lunch foods because they’re so convenient. But what to do when you don’t eat gluten? Luckily, you have plenty of options for gluten free wrap alternatives.
1. Nori rolls
Nori rolls are one of my absolute favourite gluten free wrap options. They’re loaded with nutrients like iodine, magnesium, and potassium, among others, which are fantastic for thyroid health. If you love sushi, you’ll enjoy having this umami wrap with other meals.
As a bonus, nori needs a bit of humidity to stick together. You can prepare your wraps ahead of time without having to worry about them turning soggy. Just grab your lunch and go in the morning! Buy them here.
2. Lettuce rolls
If you’re looking for a cost effective method of making your wraps, lettuce rolls are a great idea. You’ll want to use iceberg lettuce to take advantage of its large leaves and smaller ribs. Don’t forget to add other vegetables to your wraps, since iceberg lettuce isn’t very nutrient dense.
Using collards as a gluten free wrap is a similar concept to lettuce rolls, but much more nutrient dense. Collards are part of the cruciferous vegetable family (which includes kale and broccoli). These vegetables contain a ton of B vitamins for energy, and are great liver-supporting foods. To learn how to prepare these wraps, click here to watch Plant-Powered Kitchen‘s video.
4. Brown rice tortillas
Food For Life makes great brown rice tortillas that can substitute for any wheat wraps you would be tempted to use. They pair really nicely with hummus and grilled vegetables, or they can bring your dreams of steak fajitas with guacamole back to life.
I also like to cut up these wraps into triangles and toast them in the oven for a few minutes to make tasty corn-free tortilla chips.
5. White rice spring roll wraps
Spring roll wraps are another convenient and quick option. These wraps can be found at Asian supermarkets, most grocery stores, or here. Dip them in a bit of water, fill them, and roll them. Easy peasy!
6. Coconut wraps
If you’re looking for a grain free and fuss-free gluten free wrap alternative, give coconut wraps a try. They contain nothing other than coconut and a bit of salt. Load them up with all your favourite ingredients to give them flavour. Buy them here.