Turkey Wraps

Sometimes we need a little reminder about the goodness of simple foods. There is no need to reinvent the wheel. I think we get bombarded with recipes and food knowledge and the formula for the perfect green smoothie with 10 different vegetables in it that we forget that it is OKAY to make a quesadilla and a lovely side salad and a call it a day.

Oh yeah....tacos, bagels with cream cheese, a great bowl of berries cut up, corn on the cob.

Better to stick with the basics - to plan, shop, and cook at home with old favorites than to subscribe to a gluten free, Paleo, no carb meal plan that so easily becomes too much work.

I know I forget about the basics all the time. I feel pressure to discover new and exciting recipes and to eat healthier. I'm tempted, though rarely, by almond flour. I have to talk myself down, back to the kitchen where it is not a sin to make cornbread.

....unless you have a legitimate medical reason.

The other day I re-discovered an old favorite. Oh yeah I remember - turkey wraps!

We have been eating these for lunch this week, and I think they would make a really great summer dinner - with a side of chips and some cut up fruit.

1 flour tortilla, heated so it rolls up easily
a nice scoop of cream cheese, spread all over the tortilla
loads of lettuce cut up thinly

Roll and enjoy.


What about you? Do you complicate your meal planning by being too ambitious about special diets? 


  1. Love every word of this! I am always overcomplicating meals in the name of nutrition. So much pressure. Love the idea of a turkey wrap + chips for dinner!

  2. I am so prone to overthinking meals, especially dinner. Last week we had grilled corn on the cob and it was SO tasty. MUCH easier too, than the complicated salad I had planned (and that my kids probably would have refused).

  3. Baked chicken with a light coating of olive oil, salt and pepper. Baked at lunch time so dinner is already mostly cooked.
    Then use shredded meat for curry chicken salad and/or quesadillas. Love your idea of the wraps. Getting ready for warmer temps this weekend and not wanting to turn on the oven. SJ in Vancouver BC

  4. Yesss, SB. With way too much info out there these days, its so hard to piece through the helpful and throw out the harmful. I am an over analyzer anyway, so I can easily overthink and overcomplicate things. Tonight daddy is working late and i'm NOT complicating things.

  5. Yes! To the extreme! Whenever I feel overwhelmed, I know it's because I've been cooking too much from scratch and making things too complicated. I cook many things from scratch, but I have to remind myself constantly that not everything has to be, and that if I want a life outside of my kitchen, I need to cut some corners. Your wraps look delicious!

  6. Great ideas - and love your napkin and photo of the wrap!!!


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