Normally on Wednesday my easy, well-balanced dinner recipe is for a sandwich, but today I found a tasty alternative for all those who are watching their weight and bread intake. A wrap is an awesome replacement for a sandwich because it has the same amount of portability and endless filling options. This recipe is filled with a light cream cheese and herb spread that is quick and easy to make, and topped off with a healthy dosing of vegetables. This is a great meal for those who live alone or have a tiny kitchen. For the recipe,
2 tablespoons light cream cheese
2 teaspoons minced fresh dill
4 herb tortilla wraps or plain low-fat tortilla wraps
8 leaves butter lettuce
12 ounces deli-sliced or all natural turkey breast
1 tomato, thinly sliced (8 slices)
1/2 avocado, sliced
1 cup bean sprouts
- Combine cream cheese and dill. Spread 1/2 tablespoon of mixture on each wrap and top with 2 lettuce leaves.
- Stack 1/4 of the turkey on lettuce and place 2 tomato slices on each stack of turkey.
- Divide avocado slices evenly on top of tomato slices. Divide bean sprouts evenly on top of avocado.
- Fold bottom of wrap toward top and roll until filling is encased in wrap.
- Serve immediately or wrap tightly in plastic and refrigerate. If you prefer to heat it up warm in a 350°F oven for 5-10 minutes.
Per serving, using low-fat flour tortillas: 259 cal.; 19 g pro.; 31 g carb.; 7 g fat (2 sat., 3 monounsat., 1 polyunsat., 1 other); 37 mg chol.; 1,312 mg sod.; 3 g fiber; 2 g sugar; 26 percent calories from fat.