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Pizza Roll-Up Bento Lunch

March/April 2009

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This easy pizza-inspired roll-up is a kid-pleaser. Make crunchy vegetables more appealing by selecting colorful varieties like orange and purple cauliflower—and don't forget the dip! Keep 'em smiling with watermelon cut into fun shapes with cookie cutters.



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Pizza Roll-Up Bento Lunch Recipe

Makes: 1 serving

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Ingredients

  • 1 8-inch whole-wheat flour tortilla
  • 2 tablespoons prepared pizza sauce
  • 12 leaves baby spinach
  • 3 tablespoons shredded part-skim mozzarella
  • 1/2 cup cucumber spears
  • 1/2 cup cauliflower florets
  • 2 tablespoons low-fat creamy dressing, such as ranch
  • 1 cup small watermelon pieces
  • 6 chocolate wafer cookies

Preparation

  1. Place tortilla on a plate and spread pizza sauce over it. Top with an even layer of spinach and sprinkle cheese on top. Microwave on High until the cheese is just melted, about 45 seconds. Carefully roll the tortilla up. Let cool for 10 minutes before slicing into pieces, if desired. Pack the slices in a medium container.
  2. Pack cucumber and cauliflower in another medium container. Nestle a small, dip-size container among the vegetables and add dressing.
  3. Pack watermelon in one small container and cookies in another small container.

Tips & Notes

  • Make Ahead Tip: Cover and refrigerate the pizza roll-up for up to 1 day.

Nutrition

Per serving: 419 calories; 11 g fat (2 g sat, 1 g mono); 14 mg cholesterol; 65 g carbohydrates; 16 g protein; 6 g fiber; 679 mg sodium; 415 mg potassium.

Nutrition Bonus: Vitamin C (60% daily value), Vitamin A (25% dv), Calcium (21% dv), Iron (15% dv).

Carbohydrate Servings: 4

Exchanges: 2 starch, 1 fruit, 1 vegetable, 1 carbohydrate (other), 1 medium-fat meat


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