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, read more



Herb Turkey Wraps
From The Juan-Carlos Cruz Calorie Countdown Cookbook: A 5-Week Eating Strategy for Sustainable Weight Loss by Juan-Carlos Cruz

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

  1. Combine cream cheese and dill. Spread 1/2 tablespoon of mixture on each wrap and top with 2 lettuce leaves.
  2. Stack 1/4 of the turkey on lettuce and place 2 tomato slices on each stack of turkey.
  3. Divide avocado slices evenly on top of tomato slices. Divide bean sprouts evenly on top of avocado.
  4. Fold bottom of wrap toward top and roll until filling is encased in wrap.
  5. 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.

Serves 4.

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.