Tortilla Pinwheels – Healthy Weight Loss Recipe

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(makes 4 servings)

 

Ingredients: Nutrition Facts for Tortilla Pinwheels
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4 whole wheat tortillas, 8-inch size

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1/4 cup cream cheese, low fat, fat-free or regular

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12 slices lean turkey (smoked, turkey-ham)

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8-12 spinach leaves, washed and dried

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1/2 cup grated carrots

 

Directions:
1. Let the cream cheese come to room temperature. Whip with a mixer, or by hand, to make it easier to spread.
2. Using a spatula or knife, spread about 1 tablespoon cream cheese on each tortilla, making sure to reach the edges.
3. Place 3 slices of meat on each tortilla.
4. Put several spinach leaves in the center of the tortilla and sprinkle with 2 tablespoons of carrots.
5. Roll tortilla tightly; secure with a toothpick.
6. Cut the tortilla into pinwheels by cutting it in half first, then making bite-sized slices along the tortilla until you reach the end. Lay each piece cut-side down on a serving plate.

 

Variations:
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TEXT VERSION OF NUTRITION FACTS:
Serving Size: 1 pinwheel (174 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 12
Amount per serving
Calories 285
Calories from fat 67
Total Fat 7 g
Saturated Fat 3 g
Cholesterol 34 mg
Sodium 1223 mg
Total Carbohydrates 32 g
Dietary Fiber 3 g
Sugars 0 g
Protein 21 g
Vitamin A 120%
Vitamin C 15%
Calcium 10%
Iron 15%

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