What the Quark?

Written by Olivia Grist

I am a sucker for buffalo chicken wraps. Granted, the kind that I’m used to are deep fried, shaken in some kind of wing sauce, and drizzled with ranch. What can I say, I grew up in wing town and have a long history in the restaurant industry, old habits die hard. Since these yummy wraps aren’t a part of my meal plan, I cut them out for quite some time. Recently, however, I found something that I thought could bring them back to life, but this time, with a smaller waistline, and it worked!

Have you heard of Quark? It’s a European style cheese that resembles the texture of Greek Yogurt, but it tastes like cream cheese. It’s very good and super light. It’s also very low calorie, low sodium, and low fat – all things that you don’t typically find in cheese. I found mine at Whole Foods – I’m sure there are other brands in a variety of grocery stores, so take a look around!

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I used this as the base for my buffalo chicken wrap, and it was really easy to work with. For the actual wrap, I used Ezekiel tortillas. I am obsessed with these little lovebugs. I pretty much make everything that is a sandwich, taco, or wrap in these. They come in larger versions as well. Again, these are from Whole Foods in the freezer section, but I’ve found them in local grocery stores also. They are almost always kept frozen, and if you have an “organic” section of your store, I would check there first. They also have english muffins and sandwich bread that is perfect.

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If you’re ready to make your wraps, here’s what you’ll need (makes 2 wraps):

2 pre-cooked chicken tenderloins, seasoned with salt free seasoning, I used Flavorgod Everything seasoning.
1 stalk of celery, chopped into 1/2 inch cubes
1 tablespoon of Quark
1/2 tablespoon of Frank’s Buffalo Sauce (you may want more/less depending on how high you like the heat!)
1/4 cup of raw cauliflower, cut into florets
1 tablespoon of feta or blue cheese crumbles

Mix everything together until chicken and veggies are fully coated. Spread between 2 wraps and heat in a panini maker or stove top for about 2 minutes.

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Not quite the same as those crunchy, deep fried boneless wings that are dripping in honey buffalo and soaked in ranch, but hey, girls got goals. Enjoy!

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