Monday, August 26, 2013

White House Recipe: Turkey Wraps With Hummus And Cheddar Cheese

Video: Assistant Chef Sam Kass creates a healthy lunch recipe...
New York, NY - In a special back-to-school outing, Let's Move! Executive Director Sam Kass on Monday made a live appearance on NBC's Today show, discussing First Lady Michelle Obama's child obesity campaign and demonstrating four kid-friendly recipes, including Turkey Wraps made with Hummus and Cheddar Cheese.  

"I think we’re seeing the country unite around our kids’ health," Kass told host Savannah Guthrie.

"We’re seeing preschool obesity rates starting to already come down, which we’re really excited about.  Now we’ve got to get our youngsters in school and getting healthy."

Kass touted Let’s Move! Active Schools, Mrs. Obama's project "to really get kids active throughout the school day."  The component defines an "active school" as one that incorporates physical activity for an hour into each school day, before, during or after school.

"Parents can really get involved if they go to," Kass said. "They can sign up and help their schools make environments that will have their kids moving all day."

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As he demonstrated his Turkey Wraps, Kass used hummus instead of mayonnaise, "so you get the moisture but not all the fat," he said.  Made with tomato, lettuce, and Cheddar cheese stuffed into multi-grain lavash or soft tortillas, the easy sandwiches are perfect for little hands and can be packed in school lunch boxes.

CLICK HERE for links to the other recipes Kass demonstrated:  An Egg and Potato Frittata, an Easy Berry Smoothie, and a Popcorn Snack.  Check the sidebar for all White House recipes.

White House Turkey Wraps 
with Hummus & Cheddar Cheese

*6  multi-grain Lavash or Tortilla Wrap

*12 slices Roasted Turkey Breast

*1 Cup Hummus

*6 Lettuce leaves

*6 slices Tomatoes

*1 Cup cheddar Cheese or your favorite cheese

1.  Pre-heat a large skillet over medium heat on the stove.  Spray with olive oil and warm the lavash or tortilla.

2.  Lay out the wraps on a clean work surface.  Spread a spoonful of hummus on each wrap. 

3.  Layer the turkey, tomatoes, lettuce and cheese.  Roll it up and wrap with a parchment paper if desired.  Saran wrap or tin foil can also be used.

4.  Before wrapping with paper, cut each wrap in half for easy handling.

Makes at least three servings, depending on portion size.


*Video and photo courtesy of Today show