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Calories in a Vegetable Wrap

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author image William McCoy
Toronto-based journalist William McCoy has been writing since 1997, specializing in topics such as sports, nutrition and health. He serves as the Studio's sports and recreation section expert. McCoy is a journalism graduate of Ryerson University.
Calories in a Vegetable Wrap
A whole wheat veggie wrap with avocado on a plate. Photo Credit OlgaMiltsova/iStock/Getty Images

Even if you're aware that you should eat more fruits and vegetables, it can be difficult to make healthy diet choices when you're busy. Salad, for example, isn't as easy to eat as a hamburger when you're rushing to a meeting. A healthier choice is to take the ingredients in your salad and wrap them in a pita along with some hummus for protein. The calories in your veggie wrap depend on its specific ingredients.

Wrapping It Up

A whole-wheat pita that measures 6.5 inches in diameter has 170 calories, making it the highest-calorie element of your vegetable wrap. Two tablespoons of store-bought hummus add another 50 calories to the wrap. One cup of shredded iceberg lettuce has just 10 calories, while one-quarter of a small-sized red pepper adds just 6 more calories. One-quarter cup of grated carrots contributes 11 calories -- and half an avocado adds about 161 calories. Given these ingredients, expect your vegetable wrap to have roughly 408 calories. To avoid the calories from the pita, wrap your vegetables in a large lettuce leaf. A large-sized lettuce iceberg leaf has just 2 calories.

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