12.30.2008

My Big Lowfat Greek Dinner

Is it possible to fall in love with a recipe? That must be beyond weird. So I won't say that. Instead, I say, "Try this!" It's one of the best low-cal recipes I've ever made, which is a nice way to end the year and start a new, resolution-filled one. Don't get scared away by thinking it's "diet" food. It's rich tasting and very, very different. In a good way. You might even want to experiment by adding a few kalamata olives and maybe a bit of chopped cucumber.

Greek Wraps
from the Weight Watchers Quick, Light and Healthy Cookbook

Vegetable cooking spray
8 oz. lean ground round
1/2 cup chopped onion
2 cups hot cooked rice (cooked without salt or fat)
1/2 cup plain low-fat yogurt
1/4 cup pine nuts, toasted
1/4 cup reduced-fat feta cheese crumbles
1 tbsp. lemon juice
1/2 tsp. garlic salt
1/4 tsp. pepper
1/8 to 1/4 tsp. ground cinnamon
4 (8 inch) flour tortillas
Fresh spinach leaves
Mild pepperocini rings

1. Coat a large skillet with cooking spray; place over medium-high heat until hot. Add ground round and onion; saute 5 minutes or until beef is browned and onion is tender, stirring until beef crumbles. Drain well.

2. Combine beef mixture, cooked rice, and next 7 ingredients; stir well. Lay warmed tortillas on a flat surface. Line with spinach leaves. Spread beef mixture evenly over tortillas and add pepperocini rings to taste; roll up tortillas jellyroll fashion. Wrap in aluminum foil; cut in half to serve.

Each half a wrap is 3 points (makes 8, 3-point servings). Or you can just ignore all the counting and enjoy the flavor. Opaa!

1 comment:

Tom said...

These sound delicious! I think I might be able to even make them -- MAYBE. I don't have a lot of skill in the kitchen. But maybe my new Slap Chop will help! :)