Sunday, July 27, 2008

Healthy Lunch Ideas - Wraps

With school starting back up in a week, I'm going to post a bunch of different lunch ideas to keep from getting the lunch blahs. I'm also all about cooking a little extra the night before and changing it up the next day for lunch. Some of these recipes will have hyperlinks to previous recipes that you can use to cook a little extra and have lunch ready in a flash! With all these Wrap ideas - it is best to use whole wheat tortillas or those with high fiber and low carbs - These ideas will be posted over several days so check back for more ideas~

Veggie Roll-Ups

Whole-wheat tortilla

2 slices (1 ounce each) reduced-fat cheese

1/2 cup chopped vegetables (such as green pepper, radish, tomato, cucumber, broccoli, cauliflower)

2 teaspoons reduced-calorie salad dressing, reduced fat cream cheese or yogurt cream cheese

Directions Spread salad dressing or yogurt cream cheese on the tortilla. Place the 2 slices of reduced-fat cheese, 1/2 cup of chopped vegetables. Roll up and enjoy!

California Chicken Wraps
1/3 cup prepared hummus
4 whole wheat tortillas
2 cups cubed, cooked chicken breasts
1/4 cup roasted red peppers
1/4 cup crumbled feta cheese
Fresh basil
Additional Topping choices: lettuce leaves, tomato slices, cucumber slices, avocado slices

Spread hummus on tortillas, top with chicken, peppers, cheese, basil and other toppings of your choice. Roll up and enjoy.

Chicken Cordon Bleu Wraps
Shredded Chicken (from leftovers or rotesserie chicken)
2% reduced fat Swiss Cheese Slices
Lean ham slices
2 TBSP Sour Cream
1 TBSP Dijon Mustard
Wraps or bread
Fresh Baby spinach leaves (optional)

Mix Sour cream and mustard together. Spread on wrap or sliced of bread. Layer spinach leaves, swiss cheese, ham and then shredded chicken. Wrap it up and bon appetit'.

Jerk Chicken Wraps
Caribbean grilled marinated chicken (cook extra chicken for lunch the next day)
Favorite lettuce
Mango slices
Avocado slices
Lime Cream sauce: 1 cup Reduced-fat sour cream, zest from 1/2 of lime, juice from that lime, 1/2 of the can of chopped green chilis, 1 TBSP of chopped cilantro, 1/2 tsp ground cumin, 4-6 shakes of hot sauce (more if you like it hotter)

Spread lime cream sauce on the wrap. Layer lettuce leaves, chicken, mango slices and avocado slices. Enjoy!

Spicy chicken Wraps
Grilled Chicken Jalepenos (leftovers)
Favorite lettuce
2 - 3 TBSP Salsa Verde (storebought or homemade)
2 TBSP Low fat sour cream
2 % low fat Pepper Jack cheese
Other optional toppings - sliced red, green or yellow bell peppers; sliced sweet onions

Slice leftover Chicken jalepeno roll-ups into round slices. Mix salsa verde and sour cream together and spread on wraps. Layer lettuce, chicken, pepper-jack cheese and other toppings you would like.

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