Came across "Paleo Wraps" today. Just wanting to know everyone's thoughts on these. Yes they're paleo, but do they fall into the realm of foods that are technically paleo but resemble traditional comfort foods and should therefore be eaten in moderation only?
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on July 11, 2013
at 09:53 PM
My guess would be that with just coconut water and coconut meat listed as the only ingredients, they would fall apart at first use. Curious how they hold together.
on August 02, 2016
at 06:35 AM
We love it to tell the truth. Never tried that brand though. We've only used Jimalie Coconut Wraps. Same same but different.
on November 06, 2013
at 08:41 PM
Here is a great article to read for more info. http://www.garyshealthtips.com/julian-bakery-defends-its-smart-carb-bread-and-paleo-products-an-investigative-interview-with-gary-the-primal-guy/
on September 05, 2013
at 12:13 PM
Honestly, I wouldn't trust Julian bakery after their situation with Paleo Bread. It's just 1 of those things where you have a bad experience with the company and it leaves a "bad taste" in your mouth. I used to eat The Pure Wraps, but they have been out of stock for a few months and I am waiting until they come back because they are a much more honest company. The Pure Wraps are super healthy and so convenient for school lunches. My kids can't eat bread so they love these wraps.
on August 22, 2013
at 05:09 PM
I am eating one for the first time now as we speak, and it is quite good! Yes, there is a coconutty taste to it, but I put Turkey, avocado, brown mustard and lettuce and tomato on it and makes a great wrap. They actually hold up very well! It is holding all of my fillings in and not tearing. I would not consider the, as a paleo treat, but something you could use everyday. Very low in carbs and only 70 calories. I thinks they would also be great as a sweet crepe with berries and nut butter for breakfast!
on August 11, 2013
at 03:23 AM
This is a raw vegan classic (says an ex raw vegan). They are pretty easy to make, you just need some expensive gear. A good blender and an flat tray dehydrator, also fresh coconut meat from young thai cocos. You can add spices and other veggies to, I still make curry wraps sometimes when cocos are on sale at an asian market.
If you have the means i recomend trying to make em.
Mango curry wrap from my days as a chef at peace pies. My paleo usually involves putting meat on raw vegan recipes ha!
Recipes: http://thecoconutmama.com/2011/03/coconut-wraps-recipe/ http://www.gorawhavefun.com/raw-tortilla-recipe-using-coconut-meat/
It can be done though so dont go thinking these wraps are impossible and must have some secret chemical.
Or just be lazy and use nori sushi sheets
on July 27, 2013
at 12:38 PM
I've used these rice paper wrappers and they work great, though as they're meant for making spring rolls, so they become semi-transparent. You have to dip them in a bit of water before wrapping the contents.
I made some pizza gyoza knockoffs with them for the kids, (home made tomato sauce, with a slice of buffalo mozzarella, and fried in a bit of butter) worked nicely, but you can fill them with other stuff too.
on July 26, 2013
at 11:48 PM
I think this is a great idea... Lettuce wrap? it works, but not exactly the same. In wrap department, I personally miss how they would absorb the oils, spices, juices of the food, and my favorite were called the Ezeikiel (sp?)sprouted tortillas. All of these "roll off" the surface of the lettuce. Plus, lettuce cant "hold" the content well - for a to-go meal. So I amwondering how the Paleo Wraps would perform? But not ordering it due to the price... Question to all you DIYers: how can we make it ourselves?;-)) Any ideas/experiences?
on June 27, 2013
at 04:29 PM
Depends on where you are on your journey: if you're still in the midst of a Paleo 30-day challenge, better to avoid using them until that's over (not because they are not Paleo, as they are, but because they might make it easier to incorporate some non-Paleo foods). However, if you're at the point where it's easy to maintain a Paleo lifestyle, then go wild if you'd like with them; there's nothing inherently harmful in coconut water or meat. I know personally I'd be stopped by the price point of it though; CD mentioned lettuce wraps, which are a great alternative if you're not doing a sweeter-style wrap like almond butter and apples, and are a lot cheaper than paying for designer Paleo wraps.
on June 11, 2013
at 08:27 PM
I bought something similar: http://www.thepurewraps.com/
They are really good and make brown-bagging it easier when it's difficult to keep something cold. I made almond butter and fruit wraps that kept well for a few hours in a Cub Scouts' backpack.
on June 11, 2013
at 05:28 PM
I have been anti-julian bakery since their "paleo bread" debacle (decodedscience.com/nutritional-labeling-fda-oversight-not-what-youd-expect/15446). But it does seem like they are trying to fix their ways.
Personally, I really dig the lettuce wraps, and make all sorts of sandwiches with those, no need for a coconut wrap. And certainly texture and price will determine whether these are necessary -- I cannot imagine they provide the crunch of fresh lettuce nor the cost.
I would put these in the same category as nut-chips, cheese crisps, and rice cakes -- Can be used, but should not be part of your daily diet
on June 11, 2013
at 04:30 PM
I would definitely try them! But that's just me... I don't see an issue with it.