Roll up sandwiches

@GardenGerty (99184)
United States
January 25, 2007 5:58pm CST
Lots of people are using tortillas or flat breads to make "sandwiches" so that they are not taking in so many carbs. I learned to do it as part of a product promotion in a store. I like to take a large tortilla, place lettuce leaves, like romaine across them, then a layer of meat and cheese. I will put pepper strips or pickle strips, and a little dressing or salsa in it. Roll it from side to side, securing it with toothpicks. You can warm it a little if you like. I cut it in half diagonally and have two halves for lunch. Tasty, and it can be trimming, if you pay attention to the fillings. Use your imagination on making these fun sandwiches. Hubby likes it cause there is more meat than bread.
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@crazynurse (7489)
• United States
26 Jan 07
Yes, we love to make tortilla roll ups in our home. I love them for breakfast especially. I put a scrambled egg (or egg beaters)2 slices of bacon, and some salsa and roll it up! YUM! We often have roll up sandwiches for dinner with chicken that is sauteed in fajita mix, rice, blackbeans and onions. YUM! REally, almost anything is good as a roll up!
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• United States
26 Jan 07
I like this one. I think I'll make one, soon. Thank you craxynurse.
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@GardenGerty (99184)
• United States
26 Jan 07
All of these creative responses are making me very hungry! I am reading every one.
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• Canada
26 Jan 07
Tortillas are excellent if you are making lunches for kids to take to school. I find my kids go through phases where half their sandwich comes back home at the end of the day. They get kind of bored. You can use lots of great fillings -- tuna salad, egg salad, ham salad, even peanut butter and jelly in a pinch! -- as an alternative to meat slices. I always like to do what GardenGerty said and cover the tortilla with lettuce first (except with the peanut butter lol). I find it makes the roll a bit "stronger" for holding the contents. Another thing that has been popular with the kids is that I'll put a good handful of leftover salad on their tortilla, along with meat, and drizzle a bit of low-fat ranch dressing on top. They get extra veggies this way in the form of cucumber, carrots, onion, etc., from the salad bowl and it's super-fast to make. One trick to holding these together -- fold up the "bottom" of the tortilla, towards the middle, at least a few inches. Then roll it up, side to side. This way, nothing drops out the bottom while you're eating :)
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• United States
26 Jan 07
I like your trick. That's how I do it all the time. The lettuce is a nice idea, too. I would prefer not to heat the lettuce, though. Thank you.
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@peaceful (3286)
• United States
26 Jan 07
Great discussion! Here in the East, flatbreads are soaring off the charts with popularity... The prices are,too! So go back to your kitchen basics and learn to make flatbreads in your home... Most flatbread recipes are almost the same as making pancakes, except that you don't use eggs or self-rising flour. Some batter, a big cast iron skillet, and a little shortening and you are in business! :) Making bread this way is one of the oldest and easiest methods on Earth and many different cultures have thier own different styles of flatbreads... My favorite is Injira, an Ethiopian flatbread that is so wonderful in texture that it compliments any food served with it. I'll bet that it would make one heck of a sandwich, too! ;)
@GardenGerty (99184)
• United States
26 Jan 07
I occassionally can get a flat bread called onion na'an at Sam's club. Have not seen it in awhile. I would love a recipe for that!
@peaceful (3286)
• United States
27 Jan 07
Na'an is an India bread and also one of my favorites... I would put out a query and see if someone out there in Mylot can answer it... I saw some being made on a TV show once, but I can't remember the exact proportions and I think there is a specific type of flour that's unique to India baking in the recipe...
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@GardenGerty (99184)
• United States
27 Jan 07
I could probably find it online, as well. This discussion just made me remember how good it is.
@sweetlady10 (3619)
• United States
19 May 07
I and my hubby like almost all kind of sandwiches with lettuce and lots of meat on it. But we don't use tortillas much. After reading this discussion and reading all the different ideas of people I am feeling like I should try tortillas with differnet veggies. It sounds good. Thanks for sharing this.
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@GardenGerty (99184)
• United States
19 May 07
Recently I have found a kind of bread called "flat out" at Wal Mart. They are oval shaped, and are usually even higher in fiber, and lower in other carbs than tortillas. I am so pleased with the variety of breads that we can get. I am not a "loaf of white bread" type of person.
@bonks427 (33)
• United States
26 Jan 07
The only thing though is that they've proven that carbs aren't necessarily bad. You need them. Of course I still do like my occasional wrap. Especially from Subway.
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@GardenGerty (99184)
• United States
27 Jan 07
I would never totally cut out any food group, this is just a way to avoid so much over processed white starchy lifeless stuff. I like Subway as well.
@applsofgld (2506)
• United States
26 Jan 07
What kind of tortillas are the best to use. I noticed some wheat ones but not a variety of them. For the low carb benefit can I use any of the tortillas in the grocery? The sandwiches sound delicious to me. I've tried the wraps at McDonald's and while they are tasty they don't seem to healthy to me with the fried chicken and the ranch dressing, but the concept of making different varieties of veggies and meat with lettuce, etc. sounds very good.
@GardenGerty (99184)
• United States
26 Jan 07
You have to read your label, and some are lower carb than others. I also enjoy the spinach flavor ones and I am a big whole wheat person. I agree about the McDonald's snack wrap, it is just too fat for me.
• Philippines
26 Jan 07
it sounds really yummy. il make one with a mix of imagination and experimentation...i'll tell you about the result.
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@GardenGerty (99184)
• United States
26 Jan 07
Please do!
@Celanith (2334)
• United States
26 Jan 07
My doctor told me to eat tortilla's to cut back on carbs, I don't like them though they just taste nasty to me. the other thing I cannot find was he said to buy Manna from Heaven bread and cannot find it.
@GardenGerty (99184)
• United States
26 Jan 07
Manna from Heaven Bread and Ezekiel Bread might be available from a Health Food Store or a whole foods store. We have one that is run by a Christian family, and I know they have those foods.
• United States
26 Jan 07
Sounds yummy. I'm trying to drop 100 pounds so I can use all the help I can get! Thanks!
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@GardenGerty (99184)
• United States
26 Jan 07
Good luck to you, keep us posted.
• United States
26 Jan 07
I have never tried it, or tasted it. Thanks for sharing that with us. I think I will give it a try. What about filling it with cheese and diced tomatoes, rolling it and heating? Will that work?
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@GardenGerty (99184)
• United States
19 May 07
That sounds really good, too!
@babystar1 (4236)
• United States
26 Jan 07
Yes i love the roll up sandwiches,there is a lot you can do with them.My favorite is ham and turkey with melted cheese.
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@GardenGerty (99184)
• United States
26 Jan 07
Let's all go together and open a myLot deli!
@kathy77 (7488)
• Australia
26 Jan 07
Well I have never tried tortillas for lunch, although I have had flat bread for lunch, and made sandwiches with them they are very nice and you are right they are differetn to the same old sandwiches and you can add more meat with them and they are lovely I like them a lot and you can use your own imagination to fill them up to your likings I will have to try these with tortillas though to see if they are just as nice.
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• United States
26 Jan 07
i like sandwiches as breakfast in noon.otherwise i dislike its taste
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@tammyr (5956)
• Etowah, Tennessee
27 Jan 07
I just had one the other day for lunch. I used mayo, chicken, lettace, tomato. It was great! I did not know it was lower in carbs than bread. I will remember this and try to use the shells more often At a deli I use to work at, we used chicken strips, honey mustard, lettece. and tomato. I also like the ones at KFC. I do not think this is a 'diet' food though!LOL I think I will try to stick to the baked chicken for that!
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@makaira (1159)
• Philippines
26 Jan 07
i love this kind of "sandwiches". my friend use to make buritos. it is like a mexican dish. it has ground meat (u use ground beef too), kidney beans, corn kernels, tomatoes, cheese, bell pepper, rice and lettuce with a little sour cream. it really tastes good. i sometimes prepare this kind of food but im having a hard time preparing the tortilas. its kindda hard. i prepare the tortilla since i can't find any in our place.
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• Italy
26 Jan 07
sounds good, i'll try them! :P
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• Canada
26 Jan 07
I do this all the time its quick easy and tastes great, you can use any kind of meat in them, thats why I like them
@Kscott (634)
• United States
26 Jan 07
I do this for the kids a lot. They like just about any kind of lunch meat with cheese,lettuce,tomatoe, and occasionally onion. I have also made them a peanut butter and jelly on a tortilla, and then cut it into four little pieces and they love it. I like to buy the flat pita bread, or pocket pita bread and kinda do the same for sandwhiches. We eat a lot of sandwhiches in our house, so creativity to avoid boredom is a must!
• United States
26 Jan 07
I like to do this too. Another spin that I try - is avoid the bread altogether and make a lettuce wrap. Bibb lettuce works best for this. You roll everything inside the lettuce leaf like a wrap.
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• United States
26 Jan 07
I love the idea, and have actually used it! However we have found that we also like a large leaf of lettuce, cream cheese, meat, pickle and sliced cheddar. You cut the carbs out completely! It is really good!
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@ESKARENA1 (18299)
26 Jan 07
ive never done this but i think its a fantastic idea, i think ill be getting some for my chicken and then brown bag my lunch on monday morning, thank you blessed be
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