I’m always looking for a convenient lunch, for when I don’t have any leftovers to take. I picked up a package of Gem Wraps and SeaSnax while on vacation, because cold cut sandwiches are easy to make when you’re on the road. I thought these might be a good alternative to bread or a wheat based wrap, although I definitely had my doubts that it would hold up to my sandwich fillings. Turns out, they were both quite good! See below for details.
Why I like it:
- Convenient to make a sandwich in. I haven’t tried tuna or chicken salad yet, but I think it would work well with some romain added.
- Wheat and gluten free. Low carb.
- Allows you to get the proteins, fats and vegges in, minus all the bread.
- The SeaSnax are made from seaweed and provide Iodine, which is difficult to get in adequate amounts unless you use iodized salt. Iodine is particularly important for proper thyroid function.
- Ingredients in the GEM Wraps aren’t perfect. They have a very small amount of non GMO soy protein isolate in them.
- The SeaSnax work well, but you can’t stuff as full as the GEM Wraps. I still used them all and enjoyed them.
- You would likely need to pack additional snacks like fruit, yogurt, nuts etc if you used only one of these wraps for lunch.
- Gem Wraps were about a $1 a sheet. Sea Snacks were about half that.
How I use it:
- Good snack size, or use two for lunch.
- I also tried grilling my Gem Wrap sandwich in a pan on the stove top. It was awesome!
- My favorite so far (without anything too fancy)- roasted turkey, 1/2 a 100 calories guacamole pack, cheese, lettuce and tomato. Cream cheese is also delicious in place of the guacamole, or in addition.
- I haven’t done it yet, but using the Sea Snax for sushi- like roll ups would be yummy! I would use (optional) rice, cream cheese, cucumber and smoked salmon.
- Also haven’t done- burrito wrap
Where you can buy it:
- I picked both of these up at Whole Foods. I found them in the section with the seaweed product. I haven’t looked in other stores for them, but I got the first package of Gem Wraps in a farm stand store in NH, so they must be somewhat popular.