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Monday, June 27, 2011

Confetti Tortilla Spirals Party Appetizers (or Low Carb Lunch Wraps)

Having a party?  Need delicious, easy to prepare ahead of time finger foods?  This one is perfect AND it's healthy!  This is a low calorie, low fat, and low carb beautiful little treat to have out on the table at any kind of party.  Plus, you can make them vegetarian by just leaving out the turkey!  Kids LOVE them, and they don't even realize they are eating loads of veggies!


Ingredients
Large soft tortillas (low carb)
8 oz. 1/3 less fat Garden Vegetable Cream Cheese 
2 Tbsp Dijon mustard
Baby spring salad mix
Roasted red or piquillo peppers, dried off and sliced into thin strips 
16 oz. thinly sliced roasted turkey breast (unless you're doing a veggie wrap)
Shredded carrots
Green onions, sliced
Colored toothpicks

APPETIZERS
Mix cream cheese and Dijon mustard together in a small bowl. 
Lay out a tortilla and spread some of the cream cheese mixture over it, leaving about a 1/2 inch border around the edge.
Put on a layer of mixed salad, then a layer of shredded carrots.  Next put a layer of  turkey, followed by a layer of peppers and green onions.
Roll up the wrap, then place toothpicks through the wrap, placing them about an inch apart.  
Carefully slice off each end piece and discard (or eat to test it out!).
Slice in between each toothpick, making ~32 mini spirals.

SNACK WRAP
An alternative for this is to make this a lunch wrap.  Instead of putting toothpicks in and cutting it all apart, simply cut it in half, diagonally, wrap it up, and take with you to work.  
It's SO much healthier than buying on at a fast food restaurant or the grocery store.  I don't know WHAT they put in there wraps, but if you check out the nutritional info on them....WOW!  Unbelievable.  When you make your own, you know what you're getting, and you know it's healthy.  Plus, you can just store all of your ingredients and the cream cheese mixture, and you've got enough for a week's worth of lunches right there!  :)

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