Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Easy Lunch Recipes: Turkey wrap

Hey everyone! I meant to post this on Monday, but got crazy super sick, and have been playing a bit of catch up since then. I'm really hoping to get in a groove on here...posting Mondays, Wednesdays, and Saturdays, but alas...perhaps it will happen next week.
Nonetheless, I spent the majority of my lunches last week trying to perfect this dish. It's so simple, but I just couldn't seem to get it right! I got the idea from Pinterest, but the turkey we had on hand tasted way too much like bologna in this (our deli meat options are incredibly limited here. Sad face.), and I found that the hummus on it's own was just a little bit on the boring side. So then I tried it again, the next time with shrimp and hot sauce. Much improved! Although, this dish is MESS-Y. So I tried it again by wrapping it up in a corn tortilla.
Forgive the blur here. I think blog goal #2 is to start usin my DSLR
In the end, I would have to say: buy lettuce large enough to let you wrap it up like a burrito. The corn tortilla was good, but the lettuce on it's own was much more refreshing. Just bring a napkin...or be better at wrapping it than I am;)

Here it is!
60g frozen shrimp: 49 kcal
30g green leaf lettuce: 5 kcal
2tbsp hummus: 54 kcal
41g cucumber: 6 kcal
1/2 tsp Franks Red Hot*: 0 kcal (I'm pretty sure)

optional: 2 corn tortillas:  74 kcal

The final product!
Thaw the shirmp (I just throw it in some hot water and let it sit for a few minutes. It's precooked, of course)
Place 1/2 the ingredients in a lettuce leaf, wrap, and eat! It's really that easy!

w/out tortillas, the total for BOTH wraps is only  114 kcal! With the tortillas, you're still only looking at 188 kcal. Craziness, right?!

I paired mine with some Pringles, because I'm a rebel like that. If you're looking for a healthier route, I often replace the crunch of potato chips with the crunch of carrots or celery. 110g of carrots will only cost you 47 calories, and 173g of celery will only set you back 24 calories! But with celery, I always dip, so carrots are an easier way to go:) 

Do you have a low cal easy lunch recipe you think I should try? Leave it in the comments!


  1. Very interesting and I think this could be a great cool down on a hot summer day, but honestly babe, I'm going to have to find something to replace the cucumber with... maybe a pickle? lol

  2. You really don't taste the's more there for a crunch! If you really can't do the cucumber, maybe chop up some celery? I love celery!

  3. I think I'll have to find a replacement for the hot sauce. I'm such a baby when it comes to hot food, can't handle it! LOL!