A light, low carb turkey wrap alternative packed with hummus, apple, feta and greens, to fuel your body with nutrition!
Don’t get me wrong, I love my bread. But sometimes, especially in the summer heat, you just crave something a little more light and refreshing than a hearty turkey sandwich. I’m sure you’ve seen many way to get around this. Things like doing an “open face” sandwich, or lettuce wrap are all over the internet.
Or you could do something unique and fun and make this low carb turkey wrap using a thinly sliced cucumber! Think spring roll or any of those cucumber roll appetizers you find at parties, but healthy and packed with good protein and nutrition!
Why is this low carb turkey wrap healthy?
- Cucumber Benefits:
- keeps you hydrated
- fights heat inside your body by helping heartburn
- flushes out toxins — the reason why it’s in many detox juices!
- packed with vitamins A, B & C to energize you and boost your immunity
- provides skin-radiating minerals like magnesium, potassium and silicon
- may have cancer-fighting properties
- reduces cholesterol because of the compound called sterols
- diabetic-friendly: contains a hormone needed by the pancreas cells to produce insulin
- helps in kidney health by lowering uric acid levels
- aids in digestion through the fiber in it
- Turkey Benefits:
- provides good for you, low-fat protein to keep you full and energized!
- Apple Benefits:
- packed with fiber, known to lower cholesterol, and keep the doctor away 🙂
- Hummus Benefits:
- aka chickpeas, are a great source of fiber and protein; serves as a wonderful alternative to high-sugar to high-fat processed drips or spreads for sandwiches
- And why you should eat hummus..
- Dark Greens Benefits:
- packed with nutrients like folate, fiber, vitamin C, vitamin A, iron, and calcium
- No high sugar/processed bread!
So if you weren’t convinced before that you should make this low carb turkey wrap using cucumbers, maybe now you will be after seeing all that cucumbers can do for you!
I have loved doing this for some time, but when the Recipe Redux theme for this month was:
With produce galore, nows a great time to enjoy lots of fruits and vegetables. Show us how youre serving the bounty of gardens and orchards in shapes like ribbons, noodles, cut-outs, or other creative cuts.
I knew I wanted to share with you all my healthy low carb turkey wrap idea that I make all the time myself and bring when having a busy day. I can’t believe I’m about to start my last semester of my masters program. Wow time has flown! Now it’s all about figuring out where to do my 3 month sports rotation and my 3 month clinical rotation after I’m done in December!
A little less than a year until I officially will change from just an RD2Be, to a registered dietitian! Cheers to that! And this low carb turkey wrap 🙂
So now some questions for you:
- What is your favorite way to make a sandwich healthier?
- How are you serving your fruits and veggies in a fun way this month?
- What is your favorite sandwich combination?
- What city do you think I should do my last rotations in this January?! (I’m currently trying to look in LA/Santa Monica area for a clinical dietitian if you know of one!)
- Cucumbers, sliced long way very thinly (I used a mandolin)
- Turkey Slices, cut to fit cucumber slice width
- Hummus of choice
- Apple, sliced thinly
- Feta Cheese, crumbled
- Dark Greens of choice
- Using a mandolin (or your great knife skills), cut cucumber length-wise into long, thin slices
- Cut turkey slices to fit the width of cucumber, and overlap to fit the whole length.
- Add a thick layer of hummus, then the apple slices, feta cheese, cranberries, and greens.
- Roll up or eat without rolling (I've done it both ways and I almost like not going through the trouble of rolling it up!). If you roll, using a toothpick to keep together.