These Wraps are so easy to do. My son loves helping me to make them and my daughter loves them in her lunchbox. Cucumbers are under-rated for their health properties. They actually can help protect against neurological disease pain and headaches as they contain an anti-inflammatory substance. They also contain a nutrient called cucurbitacin, which has anti-cancer properties. They are a great fibre source and contain lots of water, both of which is great to keep bowels regular. Cucumber is a good source of vitamin K which improves the calcium absorption in the bones and helps the blood to clot.
Sun dried tomatoes also contain vitamin K and niacin. Niacin supports your metabolism and contributes to healthy brain function. Women need 90 micrograms of vitamin K and 14 milligrams of niacin each day, 1-cup serving of sun-dried tomatoes provides 4.9 milligrams of niacin and 23 micrograms of vitamin K.
Feta is lower in fat and calories than other cheeses and contains moderate amounts of magnesium, vitamin A. K and folate. Folate plays an important role in the production of red blood cells and helps the baby’s neural tube develop into the brain and spinal cord. Pregnant women need extra vitamin A for baby’s growth and tissue maintenance and for supporting their own metabolism.
Keep in an airtight container to preserve. They will last about 12 hours.
To make these you will need;
- 100grams feta cheese cut into 2cm cubes
- ½ cucumber peeled into 10cm strips using a potato peeler
- Jar of sundried tomatoes, drained
- Place a slice of sundried tomato on top of a piece of cheese
- Wrap a piece of cucumber around the tomato and cheese
- Carefully secure the cucumber strip with a cocktail stick
This veggie delight will go superbly with our fruity wheel, you can find the recipe for the Orange and Pomegranate Wheel here!