No one wants to take a lot of time to prepare a healthy lunch or snack. Many of you have asked me for some easy, quick-fix options that they can make with ingredients the likely already have in their refrigerator and pantry. Ordering out lunch daily can be expensive, and its not always the healthiest option for a woman, especially when she’s pregnant. I have a quick fix lunch that tastes great, travels well, and can be made with easy ingredients you’re likely to have on hand.
These pesto turkey roll ups are an easy lunch or late afternoon snack. Pesto can be store bought and keeps for days in the refrigerator (and used for other meals) or you can use my super quick pesto recipe.
Turkey is a great source of protein and can be fresh roasted, leftover, or the low sodium store bought kind. The spinach adds some fiber, iron, and texture. Wraps, or the tortilla bread, come in a variety of flavors to provide a nice boost of energy-producing carbohydrates. The cheese adds in additional protein and calcium. Plus, they’re delicious! Have this as a lunch or cut it into several pieces for a snack or appetizer. This little meal goes a long way!
Turkey Pesto Roll Ups
- 2 whole wheat tortillas (or any flavor, gluten free is OK)
- 4 teaspoons of pesto (homemade or store bought)
- 2 ounces of sliced, roasted turkey breast (approximately 3-4 slices)
- 1 cup baby spinach leaves
- 1 tablespoon shredded mozzarella cheese (or 2 thin slices of Provolone cheese)
- Spread 2 teaspoons of pesto over each tortilla, leaving about an inch uncovered around the edge.
- Evenly layer on the turkey, mozzarella, and spinach leaves (about 10 to 12 leaves, or ½ cup per tortilla).
- Fold in the sides and roll the tortilla. Place it seam side down.
- Optional: The tortilla can be microwaved on a microwave-safe plate for 20-25 seconds on medium heat, or placed in a panini press for 1-2 minutes until slightly browned.
- Slice each wrap into 2 halves and serve with a tossed green salad.