Wednesday, April 9, 2008


Makes 1 serving

1 tablespoon fat-free cream cheese
1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon chili garlic sauce (if you can't find it, don't use it)
1 whole-wheat flour, 96% fat-free tortilla (8" diameter)
Scant 1/4 cup roasted red bell pepper strips
1/4 cup loosely packed chopped fresh basil leaves
A few slices of low-fat, low-sodium ham, turkey or other deli meat or GRILLED CHICKEN (yum!)
Lettuce, tomatoes, cucumbers, and other various veggies that you would eat on a sandwich


In a small bowl, combine the cream cheese and chili garlic sauce to taste. Stir to mix well. Place the tortilla on a cutting board. Spread the cheese mixture evenly over about two-thirds of the tortilla to the edges. Top the cream cheese mixture with the pepper strips, basil, and deli meat. Starting at the filled end, roll the tortilla tightly into a tube, being careful not to tear it.
You can eat it this way or you can use 8 toothpicks placed evenly across it and poke them into the tube so they go through and touch the cutting board. With a sharp knife, cut between the picks to make 8 pieces. Take one piece and push the toothpick through so that the roll is evenly spaced in the center. Repeat with the remaining pieces. Arrange, spiral side up, on a serving plate. Serve immediately or cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for up to 6 hours.

Per serving: 226 calories, 22 g protein, 30 g carbohydrates, 5 g fat (1 g saturated), 35 mg cholesterol, 3 g fiber, 409 mg sodium

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