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  • Easy-to-make wraps are great summertime meals

  • Wraps make great summertime meals; they're easy to execute and so refreshing when it's hot outside. And even finicky kids usually like them — maybe even enough to help you make dinner.
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  • Wraps make great summertime meals; they're easy to execute and so refreshing when it's hot outside. And even finicky kids usually like them — maybe even enough to help you make dinner.
    This recipe makes four large wraps, but the recipe is easy enough to double if bigger appetites need more.
    That said, though, a hearty serving of coleslaw or fruit salad, or even pineapple slices or melon wedges, will complement the wraps nicely.
    A few notes on the ingredients: We had no trouble finding Greek yogurt with honey, and like the way it adds a touch of sweetness to its surroundings. Obviously, you can also add honey (about 2 teaspoons to 1 tablespoon) to plain yogurt.
    Likewise, we love tarragon, but persnickety palates may prefer milder basil or mint. And a half cup of dried cranberries could substitute for the apple. Finally, you can make this recipe easier by buying packaged grilled chicken or turkey strips. Or harder: Fry your own bacon instead of buying bacon bits. Bowing to summer, though, I don't want to cook any longer than I have to, and the small amount needed makes this convenience product perfect for the purposes here.
    Get the idea? Wraps are tailor-made for exploiting what's at hand, and that includes your imagination.
    SUMMER WRAPS
    Prep: 25 minutes
    Cook: 10 minutes
    Makes: 4 wraps
    Ingredients:
    2 chicken breasts, about 1 pound
    1/4 cup nonfat Green yogurt with honey
    3 tablespoons each: cider vinegar, chopped fresh tarragon
    2 tablespoons each: olive oil, bacon bits
    2 green onions, chopped
    1 small unpeeled Granny Smith apple, cored, diced
    1 teaspoon salt or to taste
    Freshly ground pepper
    3 cups (about) baby spinach or other salad greens
    4 flour tortillas or flatbreads (10-inch size)
    Directions:
    Prepare a grill for medium heat or heat a grill pan over medium heat; grill chicken, turning halfway through, about 10 minutes. Set aside to cool.
    Combine the yogurt, vinegar, tarragon, oil, bacon bits, green onion, apple, salt and pepper to taste in a large bowl. By this time, the chicken will have cooled; coarsely chop into bite-size pieces. Stir chicken into yogurt mixture. Distribute the spinach among the tortillas; top with the filling. Wrap ends around the filling and enjoy.
    Nutrition information per serving: 462 calories, 16 grams fat, 4 g saturated fat, 68 milligrams cholesterol, 44 g carbohydrates, 34 g protein, 1,516 mg sodium, 3 g fiber.
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