Purple Sweet Potato Collard Wraps with Cashew Honey Mustard [video]

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Purple Sweet Potato Collard Wraps with Cashew Honey Mustard

The weather has finally come around and I’ve pulled my flip flops and tank tops out from the back of my closet. 

All of this extra sunshine makes me yearn for warm weather meals, but the truth is that early spring can really be a tease.  There’s a bit of a lag time between spring’s arrival and the colorful produce that we’ve all been dreaming about for two months.  We may have officially escaped winter, but apart from the asparagus, we’ll still have to wait a bit for the farmers markets to really fill out. 

But while we patiently wait, lets keep taking advantage of the less finicky veggies that can be just as colorful and equally delicious.  And that’s exactly what I had in mind when I thought up these Purple Sweet Potato Collard Wraps with Cashew Honey Mustard.

Purple Sweet Potato Collard Wraps with Cashew Honey Mustard

Neutral colored foods can absolutely be delicious, but there is definitely something about eating the rainbow that makes you feel like you’re doing something great for yourself.  As a part of a childhood nutritional program I put together at work, each little person received a chart with the colors of the rainbow.  It was meant to be hung on the fridge, and checked off with every color that they ate. 

A good exercise for the tiny ones, yes.  But also surprisingly persuasive to fully grown adults with an affinity for checking off lists. 

Not even embarrassed about it.  Did you eat your rainbow today?

Purple Sweet Potato Collard Wraps with Cashew Honey Mustard

You’ll be well on your way with these collard wraps—- just throwing that out there.  And the inclusion of sprouts will bring us back to the season at hand, and remind us that there are strawberry plants sprouting up somewhere.  Keep holding on!

Purple Sweet Potato Collard Wraps with Cashew Honey Mustard

When you make these, really do try to find some purple sweet potatoes because how beautiful are they??  But rest assured that a sweet potato in any hue will be equally delicious, whether it lets you check off your purple box or not. 

Purple Sweet Potato Collard Wraps with Cashew Honey Mustard

These beauties require minimal effort to come together- just a bit of layering, really.  Then you’re just a tuck, roll, and toothpick spear away from your new favorite wrapped food.  The sweet potato sort of acts like the glue to hold everything else together, and the collard leaf is the perfect vessel, due to its hearty nature. 

Purple Sweet Potato Collard Wraps with Cashew Honey Mustard

Since collard wraps happen to be super portable as well as handheld, they make the perfect addition to your spring picnic.  Or even if you’re just packing them into your work lunch bag, you can be confident that they will be intact and ready to devour by the time noon rolls around. 

Purple Sweet Potato Collard Wraps with Cashew Honey Mustard

If they make it that long. 

I’ve been known to eat half of my lunch while tackling emails as a bridge between breakfast and lunch.  Does sneaking into your lunch bag while at your desk count as brunch? 

All I know is that I’d usually regret that second breakfast by the time lunchtime actually arrived.  Only cheating myself, really.

Purple Sweet Potato Collard Wraps with Cashew Honey Mustard

Speaking of cheating yourself, you absolutely cannot leave off the cashew honey mustard when you make these collard wraps.  I used to l-o-v-e honey mustard.  That was before I reevaluated its place in my life.  Store bought honey mustard is usually filled with scary and non-necessary ingredients, and sometimes doesn’t even include honey! 

Purple Sweet Potato Collard Wraps with Cashew Honey Mustard

Blending some cashews with just a couple other healthy (and pronounceable) ingredients is all it takes to get this creamy homemade sauce.  Plus, its got some protein and healthy fat going on, which most store bought dressings can’t compete with.

Purple Sweet Potato Collard Wraps with Cashew Honey Mustard

And who doesn’t appreciate a good sauce to dunk into? 

Purple Sweet Potato Collard Wraps with Cashew Honey Mustard

Serve these with some orange carrot sticks and a few frozen blueberries for dessert and you’ll have finished your list checking in one go. 

Talk about a rewarding lunch.

 

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And if yours doesn’t make it to lunchtime, I won’t judge you one bit.



20 responses to “Purple Sweet Potato Collard Wraps with Cashew Honey Mustard [video]”

  1. […] 23. Purple Sweet Potato Collard Wraps With Cashew Honey Mustard These wraps feature every color of the rainbow, and I seriously wish I had one in front of my right now. They’ve got everything from sprouts to sweet potatoes and red pepper flakes, mashed purple sweet potatoes, and a cashew honey mustard make from creamy soaked cashews and ground ginger. […]

  2. Made these for first time and what a hit! Just delicious. One tip to make rolling easier besides slicing/trimming the stem down is to then make a few small scores with a sharp knife across the remaining stem. Although mine looked just like yours when rolled, they didn’t come out quite as ‘picture perfect’ as yours when cut; but practice will make perfect and these were so good, I’m confident by the end of season, I’ll have it down!

    • Hi Ellen! I’m so glad you made the wraps 😊 that’s an excellent tip about the stem! I’m going to add that info into the recipe, thank you!

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