Friday, February 19, 2010

Wraps: an easy and yummy way to eat whole grains!

Southwestern Turkey Wraps
Makes 4 Servings

6 ounces thinly sliced reduced-sodium turkey breast
1/2 cup preshredded reduced-fat Mexican blend or Cheddar cheese
1/4 cup salsa
1/2 ripe avocado, peeled, pitted and cut into thin slices
Four 8-inch whole wheat flour tortillas

Arrange the turkey, cheese, salsa, and avocado down the center of each of the tortillas.
Roll up tightly and slice in half. Cover with plastic wrap to keep the avocado from turning brown.

Nutrition Information per Serving: 240 calories, 8g fat (2g saturated), 720mg sodium, 26g carbohydrate, 3g fiber, 17g protein, 10% calcium

Thousand Island Roast Beef Wraps Makes 2 Servings

2 to 3 romaine lettuce leaves, coarsely chopped (1 cup)
1 small carrot, shredded (1/3 cup)
2 tablespoons lite thousand island salad dressing
Salt and freshly ground black pepper
4 slices lowfat mozzarella cheese (3 ounces)
4 slices deli roast beef (3 ounces)
Two 10-inch flour tortillas (white or whole wheat)

Place the lettuce, carrot, and dressing in a bowl and stir to combine. Season with the salt and pepper to taste.
Arrange the cheese, roast beef, and then the lettuce mixture evenly down the center of each tortilla. Roll up tightly burrito style, slice in half, and serve.

Nutrition Information per Serving: 380 calories, 16g fat (6g saturated), 720mg sodium, 29g carbohydrate, 3g fiber, 28g protein, 100% vitamin A, 10% vitamin C, 30% calcium, 10% iron

Southwestern Turkey Wrap
Thousand Island Roast Beef Wrap