Here's a healthy quick recipe that is healthy for kids and their families.

Spiced Chicken, Green Apple and Avocado Cottage Wrap

Try this healthy quick recipe that is healthy for kids

Sandwiches nowadays come in many shapes and sizes. Tortilla wraps are very versatile and are perfect for holding all different kinds of foods - especially when they are on the go. This is one of my favorite easy wraps — great for a healthy, quick lunch or an easy dinner.

2 Mission Foods® spinach or whole wheat wraps
1 chicken breast (butterfly chicken breast if you like), skin removed
4 tb canola oil
¼ tsp cinnamon
¼ tsp paprika
¼ curry powder
1 cup cottage cheese
4 ounces cream cheese
2 tb honey
½ granny smith apple (skinned and core removed, cut into slices)
½ red apple (skinned and core removed, cut into slices)
½ lemon cut in half and juiced (seeds removed)
½ avocado (skin and pit removed)
kosher salt
black pepper

Place chicken breast on a flat surface. Sprinkle with cinnamon, paprika, curry powder, salt and pepper on both sides.

Place canola oil in a sauté pan over moderate heat. Put chicken breast in the pan and cook for 3 to 5 minutes on one side. Turn chicken over and cook for another 3 to 5 minutes. If need be alternate turning chicken over on both sides until chicken reaches an internal temperature of 165. Place chicken on the side to cool.

In a bowl, place cottage cheese and cream cheese and mix together. Add honey. Add apples and a pinch of lemon juice. Add chicken and gently mix together.

Place wraps on a flat surface. Add an even amount of the chicken mixture in a straight line to the front of the wrap. Take one of the wraps sides and fold it in to the middle. Roll wrap starting with the side that has the chicken mixture. Roll as tightly as you can without breaking the wrap. Serve.


Chef Marvin Woods

Emmy® Award-nominated Television Host, TV Chef and Author

TV Chef Marvin Woods loves healthy quick, low country cooking.

Chef Marvin Woods is an Emmy® Award-nominated television host, celebrity chef and author of cookbooks, Home Plate Cooking and The New Low Country. He is recognized by fans and peers alike for his infectious personality, signature bandana and wildly inventive take on food rooted in northern Africa, South America, the Caribbean and the United States Low Country. His healthy approach to simple, affordable cooking has been regularly featured in national publications, including O Magazine, Food & Wine, Southern Living and many more.

Chef Marvin was recently chosen as the first chef to kick off Michelle Obama's Let's Move! cooking series to help busy families create nutritious and affordable meals. For more than seven years, Chef Marvin has been traveling the country educating and motivating kids and parents through his program, Droppin' Knowledge with Chef Marvin Woods. This national program focuses on positive ways to reduce childhood obesity and other children's health issues.

Traveling internationally for appearances and cooking demonstrations, Chef Marvin consistently draws large audiences. He has served as guest chef at the James Beard House in New York City, been featured as a celebrity chef at The Pillsbury Bake Off, the Miami Wine & Food Festival, Charlotte Shout, and selected as a judge for the nationwide Southern Living Cook Off.

A 25-year veteran in the hospitality and restaurant industry, Chef Marvin began his career at Harrah's Trump at Trump Plaza, Rockefeller Center, Seagrill, Windows on the World, Arizona 206, Café Beulah and Café Orbit. He also has led the kitchens of the Milestone Hotel in London, the Savannah Restaurant, The National Hotel in Miami, Hollywood Prime at the Westin Diplomat and M. Woods in Miami.

When Marvin took over as Executive Chef at New York's Café Beulah's, he won wide industry acclaim and caught the attention of publishers and television executives. Along with the restaurant accolades, came a book deal with William Morrow. His first effort, The New Low Country, garnered national media attention including appearances on CBS This Morning, Discovery Network and Lifetime. Publisher's Weekly proclaimed, "Woods' inventiveness makes him a chef to watch!"

In 2000, Marvin caught the attention of executives at Turner South who were looking for new talent for the newly created regional cable network. Marvin was selected to host Home Plate - the perfect vehicle to showcase his charismatic personality and lighter twist on traditional Southern cooking. Home Plate aired for four seasons and attracted more than 7.2 million viewers until the network was acquired by Fox Sports in 2006. The show inspired Chef Marvin's second successful cookbook, Home Plate Cooking (Rutledge Hill Press 2004). The book continues to sell on

Chef Marvin is currently working on a line of spice blends and sauces, travels the country on behalf of the American Heart Association and other health-oriented organizations, and is actively involved in the Atlanta community where he resides with his wife and two children. For more information, please visit and

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