Sunday, January 18, 2009

Savory Sundays: Wrap it up

Before last year, I don't know if I knew what a wrap was. I think I'd seen them and dismissed them as something I wouldn't want to try, but a trip to Costco changed that. I was starving but I didn't want to eat pizza or hot dogs (too many calories). So I opted for the turkey wrap, because I figured it would have less calories. Not sure if this is true but I was willing to take my chances. Now, I'm not sure if it was the fact that I was hungry or if it was the wrap itself but it was fantastic. I was immediately turned on to wraps.

Months later, I've concocted my own little wrap, which is one of my go-to lunches. Although, funny thing, right before making it I changed it up. The other wrap I call my Pepperoni Pizza Wrap but this one, well, I changed one ingredient.

First off, here's the ingredients:

(From L to R): sea salt, black pepper, mozzarella cheese, pepperonis, extra virgin olive oil, baby spinach, garden spinach wraps. I had intended to use marinara sauce instead of the olive oil but I changed... for no apparent reason... Anyway, first thing you do is heat up the wrap like you would a tortilla.

Now, you don't want it extra crispy or anything. You want it warm but not too hot so that it folds. You need to be able to wrap it, after all. Next, put it on a plate and put the cheese on as soon as possible so you can melt a little bit of the cheese down. That's followed by the pepperonis.

About 10 pepperonis is 130 calories or so, and I think i used less than that. Baby spinach (a half-cup), a drizzle of olive oil and some salt and cracked black follows.

Roll it up then (and that's tricky, so maybe next time I'll do a step-by-step process of that, although, it's difficult to roll and take pictures at the same time). After rolling it up, I like to slice it in half.

Now doesn't that look good? It's not quite filling so definitely plan on having a side dish with this. Fruit or some yogurt usually does the trick for me.. chips when I'm not being good. Hows' the caloric info? Well, you've got 210 calories for the wrap, about 110 for the pepperonis (though usually I get up to 130), the cheese depends but sometimes I'll use sliced mozzarella or provolone and those are 70 per slice and I don't count the spinach, if anything I'll round up.

That would be around 400 calories for this, give or take. It's worth it in my opinion, considering the ease it takes to prepare and the flavors this has to offer.


thrasherswife said...

Yum - I love wraps! I like mozzarella, fresh tomatoes and fresh basil with a bit of garlic hummus for spread.. yummy! Thanks for sharing!

Tattoos and Teething Rings said...

LOL, my husband calls wraps "white people burritos"- he's Mexican. We like to make one very similar to yours, but we use low-carb whole wheat tortillas and turkey pepperoni (he's diabetic). The turkey pepperonis are good and are only 70 calories for 17! Yummmmm...

Lissaloo said...

yum, I love the spinach herb tortilla's! I am gonna have to give this a try. Great idea, thanks for sharing!