Lunch has always been one of the harder meals for me to come up with when I’m trying to lose weight. Breakfast is easy. Dinner is usually a bit easier for me to decide on, but lunch can be a bit tricky. I typically don’t want to eat breakfast food or dinner food for lunch. I usually just want a sandwich and chips or something equally as easy to prep. I’ve been doing a lot of wraps and quesadilla-esque meals lately. So this one just came out of the desire to eat something more than a turkey and cheese sandwich but something still as satisfying if not more so.
Meet: The Crunchy Turkey & Cheese Wrap
I used reduced fat mayo on the surface of the whole wheat tortilla because I can’t imagine anything without a little moisture to it. I have also used hummus and that is equally as tasty, just didn’t have any today. On top of that I measured a single serving of low sodium deli turkey and one slice of swiss cheese. Initially I thought I would just leave it at that, but then realized that it needed a bit more fluff and a crunch to make it even better and adding veggies are an easy way to get them in as well. I added some sprouts (mmmmmm) and then took a cucumber (skin peeled off) and used my peeler to make thin strips of cucumber (a mandolin would also do the job but I don’t own one). They are perfect in size and create the most perfect and refreshing crunch for lunch in the hotter months. I paired the wrap with some PIRATES BOOTY – aged white cheddar.
I have been thinking that next time I will do an all veggie wrap. I might include cucumber, sprouts, red pepper, carrot, not sure what else, maybe a little bit of onion. I am not into mushrooms or tomatoes so those are out, but I’m sure I’ll come up with something. With a veggie wrap I would definitely go for the hummus. What do you like to put on your wrap? What is your favorite food that you use to add bulk to meals?
I’m currently dealing with some sort of allergic reaction on my face. So not fun! I tried using a new lotion on my face – trying to find something light for the summer – and two days later my face became puffy and a bit bumpy all over. My skin is notoriously dry and sensitive. I’m even allergic to Proactiv and the lotion I used was hypoallergenic!! I think part of the problem this time was that I put it on just after working out. I typically wait until I stop sweating to shower, otherwise I just end up sweating after my shower and then I feel like the shower was a waste of time. Anyway the other day I decided not to wait because I had other things to do and put the lotion on right out of the shower. My guess is that my pores were really open due to the hour long sweat session at the gym. So here I sit with a puffy face, my eyes look like they’re being swallowed up by my face! Hopefully the swelling will go down soon, the daytime Benadryl is making me pretty sleepy too!!! Allergies in general seem to be really horrible right now for everyone due to the mild winter we had. Any of you having your own allergy battles this week??