Sunday, April 29, 2012

It's a Wrap - Smoked Turkey breast with Garden Veggies

I love to make wraps! They are quick and easy and the combinations are endless. They also hold more fresh ingredients than a typical sandwich and are easier to hold and eat.

Tonight we had intended to grill some pork fajitas but time slipped away from us. Instead we opted for a lower calorie Smoked Turkey Breast wrap. It was delicious and I am glad we made the switch!

Smoked Turkey with Garden Veggies

1  Smart and Delicious Tomato Basil Wrap
1 tablespoon spreadable cream  cheese
Micro greens
Fresh sliced tomato
Fresh sliced Avocado
Fresh Onion, thinly sliced
1 slice swiss cheese
2 slices lean smoked turkey breast

We start with the wrap bread and spread about 1 tablespoon cream cheese on it. Note the dot at the top of the wrap. We'll get to that later.

The cream cheese is sticky and will hold the micro-greens in place. Next we place micro-greens, fresh tomato, sliced avocado and onion on top.

Then we lay 2 slices of cheese and 2 slices of smoked turkey  over the veggies. We drizzled with low calorie Ranch dressing over the final stack.

The trick to wrapping is simple. I take one side of the wrap and fold it over the wrap contents. I lay my fingers over the top of the wrap and compact the contents by gently sliding the top and contents towards me. Then I continue to roll up the wrap.This way you can get a lot of ingredients in the wrap.

Remember the cream cheese dot at the top of the wrap?  It helps "glue" the wrap together. I never make a wrap anymore without something at the top to stick the wrap together. My husband prefers I tuck in the sides and that is fine. Just tuck in the sides as your roll it up.

The meats I get to use in these wraps come from the deli counter at the super sized grocery store 30 miles away. If you ask they will let you read the labels on the packages before you purchase. The ladies at this particular store are more than happy to accommodate. We get our deli meats sliced on a number 2 slice so they are relatively thin thus reducing the sodium content and reduce the amount of meat protein yet still allow us to have the flavor.

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