Friday, October 10, 2008

Great new breakfast recipe

Alright, this may be strange but I would like to integrate some recipes I love into my blog. Because I love cooking and healthy eating and sharing is good stuff. I came up with this because I had some left over Neufchatel Cream Cheese from a pasta primavera we made Tuesday. And I bought two packages of flat out wraps this week because I had a coupon. Also I can't stand always having just ceral every day, I've got to mix it up. If you have not yet tried the flat out wraps I highly recommend them. They are generally displayed somewhere in your deli area. They have a significant amount of fiber and protein and are very soft. So I got creative and this is what I came up with, they were VERY tasty. Sorry, Jill I already realize this is not for the lactose intolerant :-(

Breakfast Apple Wraps (serves 2)
This recipe can very obviously be doubled, etc to fit the number you are feeding
2 Whole Grain Flat out wraps (or other whole wheat tortilla)
1 Apple, thinly sliced (your favorite type)
4 Tbsp Neufchatel Cream Cheese (or other low fat Cream Cheese)
2 Tbsp Chopped Walnuts
2 Tsp of Cinnamon Sugar mix

Cut up your apple into thin slices, peel the slices and set aside. Spread the soft cheese onto the wraps, 1 Tbsp on each leave the bottom inch bare. Add your apples evenly to each wrap. Sprinkle your cinnamon sugar mixture onto each wrap over the apples. Sprinkle on your walnuts and wrap each wrap up carefully by first folding up the left side and then rolling from bottom to top. You often need to tuck in a little excess wrap when you get to the top.

Serve immediately.
Calories 300
Protein 14g
Fiber 10g 55% DRV
Fat 18g 25% DRV

I did a basic caloric analysis on this recipe and it's low in calories for a full breakfast and fairly balanced giving you one grain, 1/2 fruit, and a good amount of fiber and protein right away in the morning. It does seem to be a lot of fat but most of that comes from the walnuts with is a healthy source of fat.

1 comment:

johnandjill said...

Leanne guess what? I bought some tofu cream cheese this weekend and didn't end up making the recipe I bought it for! I may just have to try this one! *grins*

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