Adults need snacks, too! These quick and easy Turkey Pesto Pinwheels are the perfect way to beat that mid-afternoon hunger strike!We’ve been in full-out baby mode for the past several weekends. Earlier this month, my sister came up to visit with our 15-month old niece. Right after that, our best friends in the world came up with their 11-month son. And, of course, the countdown to our own son is down to T-6 weeks. (Ack!) Just kidding, we are super excited about the arrival of our son. I can’t wait to see what he looks like. Will he take after my wife or will he be really, really ridiculously good looking like me? (Bonus points if you can name the movie reference here!)
Needless to say, we’ve had a crash course in babies around here. We quickly learned that the sugar dish can longer live on the shelf below the coffee maker. Also, the glass coffee table apparently makes for a great drum set. And brightly-colored Dutch ovens are kid magnets…even though they weigh more than the kid.
But I’ve also had another realization with all of these babies around lately. I kinda want to be a kid again. They get to take a nap (sometimes two) during the day. They get to play all day when they are awake. They get to watch cartoons. And most importantly, they get snacks. Why can’t adults take naps and get snacks? Wait, what? We can? Well then bring on the delicious snacks and a couch! And if there happens to be cartoons and football on tv at the same time, then I won’t complain.
We all know about afternoon snacks for the kiddos, but let’s get some adult snacks going at the same time! I’m talking quick and easy snacks that will hold you over until dinner…or at least until the next nap. I grabbed some deli turkey, pesto and Flatout Flatbreads to create these tasty and easy Turkey Pesto Pinwheels.
I’m a huge fan of Flatout breads as evidenced by these Black Bean Sliders + Mango Jalapeno Salsa and these Grilled Peach + Ricotta Flatbreads. But now it’s time to turn our attention to the most important meal of the day: the snack! (Ok, maybe it’s not the most important meal of the day, but I’m never going to turn down the chance to
nibble on gobble down a tasty snack.)
For these Turkey Pesto Pinwheels, I went with the classic Light Italian Herb flatbreads. One of my favorite food mottoes is that the bread is the most important part of a sandwich, and that holds true here, too. These soft Flatout flatbreads are flavored with garlic, oregano, basil and parsley…and I’m pretty sure I ate one of these flatbreads by itself while I was making these pinwheels. Oops. Is there such a thing as a pre-snack snack?
Checking in at just 90 calories per wrap, these Flatout flatbreads are a great alternative to sandwich bread. After all, a wrap is just much cooler version of a sandwich! Wondering where to find Flatout flatbreads? Click here to find a store near you.
So here’s to adult snacks, naps on the couch and playing drums on the glass coffee table!
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Turkey Pesto Pinwheels
- 4 large leaves Romaine lettuce
- 2 ounces cream cheese room temperature
- 1 Tbsp basil pesto homemade or store-bought
- 2 Flatout Flatbread Light Italian Herb wraps
- 8 large basil leaves
- 1/3 pound deli turkey
- 2 Tbsp sun-dried tomatoes in oil, chopped
- Slice the center ribs out of each Romaine lettuce leaf. (Tip: This makes the pinwheels easier to roll later.)
- In a small bowl, whisk together the cream cheese and pesto.
- Spread the pesto cream cheese mixture evenly across the 2 flatbreads. (Tip: Make sure to spread the mixture all the way to the edge of the flatbread.)
- Top each with lettuce, basil, sun-dried tomatoes and sliced turkey.
- Starting with a long side, roll each flatbread up into a tight roll, squeezing gently as you roll.
- Using a sharp knife, slice each roll into ½”-¾” slices. Use toothpicks to help hold each slice together.
- Serve immediately, or cover and chill for up to 24 hours.
Disclosure: This post was sponsored by Flatout Flatbread, but the recipe and opinions are entirely my own.