I’m back with another edition of my Healthy Packed Lunch series. I love lunch ideas that include inexpensive ingredients that will last for about 5 lunches. Buying packages of lunch meat and cheese are great because there are so many things you can do with them, including these Turkey and Blue Cheese Pinwheels.
I always look forward to having lunch in the middle of the day. It breaks up the workday and tells me I’m half way through! Right now I’m a nanny, and I can’t take a break or leave for lunch, since I have to stay with the kids. I need healthy and easy to eat lunches since I’m often trying to hold the baby or make sure the 2-year-old is eating her food at the same time.
If you missed them, I recently shared 5 Healthy Make-Ahead Lunch Ideas as well as the first recipe in my Healthy Packed Lunch series, Cucumber “Sandwiches.” I look for ideas that are low carb and even gluten free if possible. While this recipe isn’t gluten free, it’s still really good for you.
I discovered the Flat Out flatbreads a few years ago. They are great for wraps, pizzas and quesadillas. I was hoping to find a gluten free tortilla at the store, but since they didn’t have any, this was my next best option.
Vegenaise and blue cheese are two ingredients I always keep in the house, and I love thinking of new ways to use them. If you’ve never tried vegenaise before, you should! It’s a healthier alternative to mayonnaise. I almost always use it instead of mayo.
- 1 tortilla or flatbread (I used the Flat Out brand)
- 1/2 tablespoon vegenaise or mayonnaise
- 4 slices of turkey
- 1 tablespoon blue cheese crumbles
- Place the tortilla on a flat surface and spread with vegenaise.
- Lay the turkey slices down so they cover as much of the tortilla as possible.
- Sprinkle evenly with blue cheese.
- Roll up the tortilla and cut into 1/2 inch slices.
One of the things I love about this recipe is that you can easily change it up when you get bored. Try other types of lunch meat or cheese, or make it with a spinach or tomato tortilla.
Add a Side
Choose a healthy side to go with your pinwheels. I had some blood oranges in the house for a collaboration post I’m doing next week, and they were a nice treat! You could add any type of fruit or veggie, yogurt, gluten free crackers or whatever you like.
I’m looking for more healthy lunch ideas! What are some of your favorites?