Monday, December 3, 2007

Avocado And Turkey Wraps

Prep/Total Time: 20 minutes
Yield: 4 servings

1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
2 tablespoons chopped jalapeno peppers
1 teaspoon pepper
1/4 teaspoon salt
4 flour tortillas (8 inches)
3/4 cup shredded lettuce
1/2 cup chopped tomato
10 ounces sliced deli smoked turkey
1 medium ripe avocado, peeled and chopped
1/4 cup chopped red onion

In a small bowl, combine the cream cheese, jalapenos, pepper and salt until blended; spread over one side of each tortilla. Layer with lettuce, tomato, turkey, avocado and onion. Roll up tightly. Serve immediately.

Tips and Tricks
I'm not a fan of jalapeno peppers, so I substituted a container of Philadelphia Light 'Garden Veggies' cream cheese. I also omitted the salt and onion. Make extras and wrap them in plastic wrap for lunch the next day.
Make It Healthier
Serve on whole grain tortillas. Omit salt. Use reduced-fat or fat-free cream cheese.
How Kids Can Help
Older kids can help peel the avocado. Younger kids can sprinkle salt and pepper and roll tortillas.

Nutrition Facts
1 serving (1 each) equals 509 calories, 32 g fat (14 g saturated fat), 88 mg cholesterol, 1,104 mg sodium, 33 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 25 g protein

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