On a lighter note: If you need something creamy and delish to take your mind off of life and although it sounds like I should be putting some sort of chocolate chip cookie recipe in the next part, this totally hits the spot. Read on. This is as easy as it is healthy, sorry no chocolate this time. Next major horrible event I promise. Besides it is spring. The cactus is blooming, birds are singing, the hot sun is back, and my hubby just got a new black light to search for scorpions. He loves hunting for them, it makes him feel like hes protecting us, which he is. They are deadly to youngins like ours, if stung. So along with spring comes swimming suit season. Stop making all those yummy hot creamy fat laden soups, casseroles, and start eating lighter. I love winter/fall food - its so comforting. But spring food full of fresh flavors and new crisp veggies and tons of fruit. So embrace the change - at least that's what I am telling myself hahaha. So to help with those ahem upcoming shorts, tang tops, short sleeve t-shirts, and swimming suit purchases... here's a lighter entree to try.
This is more of an idea than a "real" recipe but I am throwing this out there because it was awesome and healthy. I found it on Entree To Life - a fun food blog with great recipes. I hope you try it and enjoy it as spring appears in your neck of the woods.
Think of it as your own specialty deli wrap for an easy portable lunch or easy dinner that doesn't involve heating up your kitchen. Sigh. Yes swimming suit season is coming.
Makes 1 wrap
1/4 - 1/2 large cucumber, peeled, sliced thin (depending on how much you like cucumber)
1/8 tsp salt
1/16 tsp or 1 dash of pepper
3-5 cherry tomatoes diced in half (depending on how much or little you like tomatoes)
2 slices of leftover Easter or Thanksgiving turkey or deli meat turkey
1 triangle of laughing cow cheese. I used the garden veg flavor and it was perfect!
1 medium soft taco sized tortilla (a flavored wrap would be fun here will have to try a spinach one next time)
Spread the cheese over the tortilla. Layer on the cucumber and the cheese. Season. Add on the tomatoes and turkey. Roll up and eat!
My three yr old and ours ate these yummy simple wraps with some cantaloupe and some steamed veggies. My son loved it because he said it looked like lunch. He kept saying how cool it was that we were having lunch two times in one day.
From my kitchen to yours
Other related recipes:
Turkey Stew - Thanksgiving Style
Brunch: Turkey Veg Hash with Eggs
Veggie Soup: What To Do With Leftover Cut Up Thanksgiving Veggies