Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Easy Lunch Recipes: Protein Wraps

I made this for lunch on Friday, and have been so in love with it's simplicity and flavor, that I've eaten it twice again, since! This entree is nothing new, but perhaps forgotten by those of us who don't have little one's to feed...I know it was by me, anyway!

Protein Wraps:
3 slices Hormel Natural Turkey, halved: 60 kcal
44g mozzarella cheese (block form): 112 kcal
16g spinach: 4 kcal
20g course ground mustard: 50 kcal

(total kcals: 226)

I sliced the mozzarella pretty thick, laying each piece (6 total) inside a bed of spinach, and then wrapped up in turkey!

See what I mean by easy? I paired my wraps with carrots (of course), a baked sweet potato, and a fiber1 bar, making my totally filling and delicious lunch only 496 calories!

I think this meal is probably obvious for most people, but when I was a kid, I HATED mustard. I think I was well into my 20's before I started introducing it into my hamburgers and hotdogs, and now...well, now, I can't get enough. Since making this meal, I've introduced tomatoes, and swapped the course mustard for a simple yellow.

And. I. Love. It.

What foods that you used to hate have made their way into your palate as you've gotten older? Tell me in the comments!
And as always, feel free to share any easy lunch recipes of your own for me to try!


  1. Onions are a big one for me and asparagus....both a so full of flavor and I am sad for the years I refused to eat them. Another really good wrap is tuna, tomato, avacado and mustard in a lettuce wrap:)
    Also, you look incredible. Congratulations on all of your success!!!

    1. ohh, I'm in love with asparagus! So much so, JD and I pay $10 a bundle here to eat it...so we sadly have to keep it to a minimum. It's about the same with avacados, so I'll have to wait to try your wrap, but I'm really looking forward to it. It sounds tasty!
      And thank you so much for your kind words! I feel great:)