back-to-work, super-quick recipe #1: SPICY CHICKEN ‘N SLAW WRAP



our leading dietitian and contributor Susie Burrell has created the easiest back-to-work ‘wrap recipes’ that the whole family will love

Leading health experts are warning us to check food labels, after a University of Newcastle review of the leading wraps brands found some are actually packed with salt and contain artificial preservatives. Very scary as we’re packing these into our kids’ lunch boxes thinking we’re sending them to school with a healthy lunch!

A team of researchers analysised 22 of Australia’s top selling wraps brands in a recent Wraps Unwrapped Report. They found that some wraps that appeared healthy have the potential to make a significant contribution to daily salt intakes when consumed regularly, which is worrying given we already consume too much salt. {More finding from the report HERE}


Leading dietitian and our health contributor, Susie Burrell, also reviewed all the research, and said that while some wraps are high in salt, not all wraps are bad.

“The good news is that some of the wraps included in the Wraps Unwrapped Report were found to be lower in salt and contain no artificial preservatives.”

“One good choice for those wanting to moderate their salt intake and avoid artificial preservatives is Helga’s Traditional White Wraps (430mg sodium per 100g),” says Susie.

Susie recommends we all check the food labels on our favourite supermarket wraps to avoid making high salt choices when they are trying to be healthy.

“Learn to read food labels and look for wraps with the lowest levels of salt. Wraps that contain around 600mg of sodium per 100g or less are considered to be moderate in salt according to the UK Food Standards Agency. Steer clear of anything over 600mg of sodium per 100g as that’s considered to be high in salt,” she says.

Susie has created us some super-quick nutritious and delicious wrap recipes using Helga’s that are perfect for both lunch and dinner, {she has a brekkie recipe too, so stay tuned}. Here’s the 

Susie’s Spicy Chicken ‘n Slaw Wrap

Preparation time: 10 minuteshelgasspicychickslaw-01
Cooking time: 6 minutes
Serves: 2

1 teaspoon Mexican chilli powder
2 teaspoons olive oil
250g chicken tenderloins
1 cup finely shredded red cabbage
1/2 cup grated carrot
1/2 small red apple, thinly sliced
3 green onions, finely sliced
2 Helga’s Traditional White Wraps
1/3 cup coriander leaves
3 tablespoons low fat coleslaw dressing

1. Combine chilli powder and oil in a bowl. Add chicken and stir to coat. Heat a stove top grill or non-stick frying pan over a medium heat. Cook chicken for 3-4 minutes each side or until cooked. Remove chicken from grill and set aside.

2. Mix cabbage, carrot, apple, green onions and half the coriander in a bowl. Add 2 tablespoons of the dressing and stir to combine.

3. Heat wraps in microwave on high heat for 10 seconds until just warm. Spread wraps with remaining dressing. Top with chicken and coleslaw. Scatter with remaining coriander leaves. Roll up to enclose filling, leaving one end open.


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stay tuned here this week for more of Susie’s back-to-work wrap recipes {*you can also check out Susie’s Grilled Vegetable, Goats Cheese & Pesto Wrap HERE}