Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Warm Turkey Ranch Wrap/Salad

This is a great way to get in several servings of veggies, a lean protein, and whole grains all in one yummy meal! And it only took about 15 minutes to prepare!You will need:

-2 slices of lean turkey breast meat (around 3-4 ounces) I used deli meat...not as healthy as if you cooked the turkey yourself, but this is real life after all.
-1/4 of a bell pepper
-1/4 of a red onion
-1/2 a large tomato (or one whole, roma sized tomato)
-1 tbsp or so of garlic
-1/4 of a cucumber
-a few handfuls of some healthy greens (NOT ice burg lettuce!)
-1 100% whole wheat tortilla (look for a brand that has less than 100 calories per tortilla...I use La Flavorita brand and they only have 80 calories)
-1 tbsp low-fat ranch dressing (one serving is 2 tbs and about 60 calories...but you really only need one tablespoon!)
-salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste (I find the little grinder of pepper gives you a lot more flavor!)

Heat the turkey, garlic, onion, bell pepper, and tomatoes in a skillet on medium high heat. Constantly stirring, add a pinch of salt and a good couple of grinds of black pepper. Once it is all heated through (about 5 minutes,) add 1 tablespoon of low-fat ranch dressing and mix until incorporated.

Spread the greens on your tortilla and top with the sliced cucumber. Spoon the turkey/veggie mixture on top of that, fold and enjoy!

I went a little over-board with the amount of greens I used, so my tortilla really couldn't hold it all. I ended up cutting it all up and eating it salad style. Super yummy!


  1. WE love wraps too! Especially in the summer! My favorite place to get ww tortillas is in the refridgerated section at Sunflower. They're locally grown and they're only $1.69 and they are yummy! Also we LOVE avacados in our wraps! A little healthy fat goes a long way! ;-) Is the little brown stuff next to the cucumbers the garlic? mmmm! that's a great idea! When I first saw it I thought maybe it was sunflower seeds or something which is also a great idea! Thanks Heidi!

  2. I'll have to check those ww tortillas out, Mel! I buy the ones I do because they are so low-calorie compared to most other ww tortillas...they are awfully thin, though..so it can be hard to roll them up! I wish I liked avacado...I am going to make myself start liking it since it is so good for you. :) And, yes...I LOVE garlic!!!! :) Sunflower seeds or some other seed/nut would be a yummy addition too...yummy maybe in place of the turkey! Good idea! :)