Meatless Monday: Veggie Wraps with Mozzarella Cheese

Veggie Wraps with Cheese
Veggie Wraps with Cheese

1 large flour tortilla


Cucumber slices, approximately 8 – 10

1 – 2 large lettuce leaves

1/2 peeled carrot, shredded

Small, thin slices of  cheese (I used mozzarella).

Spread the flour tortilla with mayonnaise.  Add the vegetables and cheese down the middle of the tortilla.  Be careful not to overstuff the tortilla as I did – it makes for messy eating!  Roll up tightly and cut in half diagonally.  Serves one.

Gourmet Tuna Salad

1 can tuna, drained

juice of 1/2 lemon

zest of one lemon

1 T. dried dillweed

1/4 c. fresh parsley, minced

1 stalk celery, diced

1/3 c. mayonnaise

Combine in a small bowl.  This can also be used for tuna sandwiches and tuna melts. If using for tuna melts, spread bread or bun halves with butter or margarine.   Add tuna salad mixture to each piece to cover.  Sprinkle with shredded cheese of your choice.  Broil for 3 minutes.

Meatless Monday: Grilled Apple and Gouda Sandwich

Red Pepper Jelly or Chutney

4 slices whole grain bread

3 oz. gouda, sliced thin

1 apple, cored & sliced thin

A little margarine or butter

Lightly butter both sides of each sandwich.  Then, spread the condiment (jelly or chutney) on the opposite side of two of the slices of bread.  Arrange cheese and apple on top of bread with the chutney or pepper spread.  Cover with remaining slice of bread. [Butter side up]  Press firmly down.  Repeat with remaining bread, cheese and apples such that you have two sandwiches.  Heat a non stick pan over medium heat.  Cook 3 minutes per side or until golden brown.  Slice and serve.  Makes two sandwiches.

Hawaiian Bacon Melts


8 teaspoons brown mustard;

4 English muffins, split;

8 slices Canadian bacon or low-sodium ham;

2 cans pineapple rings in juice, drained;

1 medium green bell pepper, cut into 8 thin rings;

4 ounces lowfat swiss cheese, sliced


Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spread 1 tsp mustard on each muffin half. Top each with bacon or ham slice, pineapple ring, bell pepper ring and cheese slice.

Place on ungreased cookie sheet.

Bake at 350 degrees for 15 minutes or until thoroughly heated and cheese is melted. Good with salad or cut-up vegetables.


Crabmeat Cheese Surprise


Fast to make, fancy enough for company!


2 c. canned crabmeat

2 T. Sauterne

1 tsp. salt

½ c. shredded Gruyere cheese

enough low-fat mayonnaise to moisten and hold together


5 English muffins, split and toasted


Preheat oven to 450. Mix all together and place on toasted English muffins and put into oven until hot.  Serve immediately.  Makes enough for 10 English muffin halves.

“Rockit” Pocket Tuna

1 can tuna, drained

½ zucchini, shredded

3 t. sliced green onion

½ carrot, shredded

1 small apple, cored and finely chopped

4 tsp. low-fat mayonnaise

1 tsp Dijon mustard

2 whole wheat pitas (large)

Mix the tuna, zucchini, green onion, carrot and apple together in a small bowl.  Add mayonnaise and mustard, toss together.  Cut pita bread in half, open to form pocket. Fill pockets with tuna mixture.  2 servings.