I don't even remember how I stumbled upon Pure Wraps, but the important thing is that I did. They make eating wraps possible on a paleo or gluten free diet. They're made entirely out of coconut meat and coconut water. That's IT. And yeah, you'd be totally right to be skeptical--do they taste like coconut? Do they hold up well? Do they have a weird texture? All fair and reasonable concerns. We've been burned by many a fraudulent paleo sandwich/wrap option in the past (i.e., breads made with nut flours), but these, my friends, are the real deal. There's only 4 in a package and at $4.99 a pop, cheap they are not, but it's a great option if you really feel a hankerin' for a wrap/sandwich (I bought them online here but they do have availability at stores throughout the US, just check their website). I made a prosciutto and apple wrap with my homemade mayo for Kyle the other night. We were both over the moon with the results! You could even make a quesadilla with these bad boys!
"But Melissa, we can't eat cheese on Paleo...duh!" Au contraire my friends, for I found this today at Whole Foods in the vegan/dairy/egg free refrigerated section.
Similar to the vegan recipes for cashew cheese, this packaged cheese is made from almonds! It's gluten and lactose free, and just as the package suggests, it's melts! Here, let me prove it to you:
Just a plain ol' slice of cheese, just hangin' out.
Thinly sliced strips layered on the aforementioned Pure Wrap and my homemade mayo, because why not.
I just wanted to see if the package claims were true, otherwise, I would have gussied things up a bit, maybe with some sauteed onions, grilled chicken, cilantro, and salsa and had myself a burrito!
The only catch? There is a scant amount of brown rice flour in the cheese, so I wouldn't advise it if you're doing strict paleo (not that I said I was doing that or anything JUST YESTERDAY!), but as a dairy-free option in a dairy-free paleo/primal diet, it's a great option to avoid undoing all your good intentions.
Has anyone tried either of these products? What did you think? Do you know of other paleo versions of foods like these worth trying?