Kids in the Kitchen: Turkey Pinwheels

Recipe: Kids in the Kitchen: Turkey Pinwheels

These turkey pinwheels are fun and easy to make with your kids! Apple slices add fiber to the meal, while the smoothie gives a calcium boost.






1 8 inch whole wheat, spinach, or tomato tortilla
1 tablespoon low-fat cream cheese
1 cup fresh spinach
1 slice Swiss cheese
1 slice deli-style turkey

1 small apple, sliced plus 1 teaspoon lemon juice (or 1 cup apple chips)

1 10 oz store-bought smoothie


Spread the cream cheese on the entire surface of the tortilla. Place spinach leaves on top. Add Swiss cheese and turkey, leaving a little room before reaching the edge of the tortilla. Roll up tortilla tightly and then slice into small pieces, around 2 inches thick. Toss apple slices in lemon juice to preserve their color. Pack these apple slices or apple chips on the side along with a smoothie.

Yields: 1 serving

Per serving: (using whole wheat tortilla, apple slices, and Danimals strawberry smoothie): 465 calories, 19.25 g protein, 69.15 g carbohydrates, 7.26 g fiber, 40.5 g sugars, 14.1 g fat, 6.9 g saturated fat, 0 g trans fat, 43 mg cholesterol, 1033 mg sodium, 558 mg calcium, 0.03 g omega-3 fats, 2930 IU vitamin A, 18 mg vitamin C, 0.32 mg vitamin E, 1.8 mg iron, 0.15 mg zinc

Lisa Drayer, M.A., R.D.,
is the author of THE BEAUTY DIET and STRONG, SLIM, and 30! For more of Lisa’s Beauty Bites, visit

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