Healthy Pepperoni and Ham Pinwheels

healthy pepperoni and ham pinwheels

Pinwheels are popular.  It’s no surprise, since they’re so good!  Last year, Sam and I started a diet that we stuck with through an 8-state road trip.  Yeah, we love to travel. Below is the late, great JR Ewing (Larry Hagman) at Southford Ranch from the show Dallas.  Ok, so it’s a cardboard cutout, but I was still excited.  Even though we’re avid travelers, we don’t like to spend lots of money on food!

healthy pepperoni and ham pinwheelshealthy pepperoni and ham pinwheels

healthy pepperoni and ham pinwheels

Before the trip, we spent an entire day making snacks and separating them into baggies with the calorie amount.  We kept a cooler iced down in the backseat filled with goodies and only ate out each day for dinner.  By far our favorite road trip snack was these healthy pepperoni and ham pinwheels.

healthy pepperoni and ham pinwheels

I hate to say that I am no longer on the diet, and I need to start again.  Sam has been faithful, though, and has lost over 50 pounds!  He also rides his bicycle 15-25 miles about 5 times a week.  I’m proud of him.

Anyway, back to the pinwheels.  Each wrap makes 8-9 pinwheels, which have about 200 calories total.  There are certain brands that make these low-calorie, and I’m not sure if you can find them in every area.

We use the Ole Extreme Wellness Spinach Wraps, which only have 50 calories per wrap!  I’ve never seen another brand come close to that!  We also use Laughing Cow cheese wedges.  Other than that, we just use 98% fat free ham and turkey pepperoni – I don’t think the brand matters on that.  We season with some red pepper flakes.  It’s so easy!

healthy pepperoni and ham pinwheels

The pepperoni and red pepper flakes give a kick to these pinwheels that I haven’t seen in other recipes.  Use the red pepper flakes to taste, and omit them if you don’t like a little heat.

Sam prefers his pinwheels without the turkey pepperoni, so if you’re like him, the calories will be just a tad lower for you.

healthy pepperoni and ham pinwheels

Let me know how you like these!  What pinwheel recipes do you like?  Any that are healthy versions?

Healthy Pepperoni and Ham Pinwheels
BigOven - Save recipe or add to grocery list
Yum
Print Recipe
Servings Prep Time
8-9 pinwheels 5 minutes
Passive Time
1 hour refrigerated
Servings Prep Time
8-9 pinwheels 5 minutes
Passive Time
1 hour refrigerated
Healthy Pepperoni and Ham Pinwheels
BigOven - Save recipe or add to grocery list
Yum
Print Recipe
Servings Prep Time
8-9 pinwheels 5 minutes
Passive Time
1 hour refrigerated
Servings Prep Time
8-9 pinwheels 5 minutes
Passive Time
1 hour refrigerated
Ingredients
Servings: pinwheels
Instructions
  1. Spread Laughing Cow cheese on the wrap. Sprinkle with red pepper flakes.
    healthy pepperoni and ham pinwheels
  2. Place ham and pepperoni.
  3. Roll from the edges without ham. Refrigerate.
  4. Remove and cut into sections. Makes 8-9 pinwheels.
Share this Recipe
Powered byWP Ultimate Recipe

Time Management as Easy as A-B-C!

time management as easy as a-b-c!

Staying organized is hard for almost all of us, especially when we wear so many hats. There have been days that I wouldn’t have any idea what to do or where to be from one minute to the next without a planner.  

I’ve got good news for you, though.  Time management is easier than you think.  In fact, you can make time management as easy as A-B-C!  

I’ll explain the ABC Method, then give a free printable at the end (so stick with me)!

Time is what we want most, but use worst - William Penn. Click To Tweet Continue reading →

6 Steps to Live an Abundant Life

Life is like a camera.  Focus on what’s important.  Capture the good times.  Develop from the negatives.  And if things don’t work out, just take another shot.

We all want to live a better life…we want to live the life we always dreamed of. That isn’t always easy, though, is it?  If you’re like me, you had a plan for your life.  No matter how much you plan and work toward goals, things never seem to work out quite like we had thought they would.  This post will give 6 steps to live an abundant life, even when plans take a detour.

Live an abundant life

2015 was a bad year for us, so it goes without saying that we were glad to see it go.  We had almost begun to feel cursed.  Sam’s dad was re-diagnosed with cancer, my dad’s health problems (mostly crippling arthritis and severe diabetes) got worse, and Sam felt trapped in his work (he works online from home) and graduate classes.  Continue reading →

Granny’s Old-Fashioned Apple Pie

If you’re looking for the best apple pie recipe that you’ll ever eat, you’ve come to the right place.  This recipe comes straight from my Granny’s recipe box and stands the test of time.  It’s not surprising that apple pie is an American tradition.  You rarely find someone who doesn’t like it, so it’s a safe bet that granny’s old-fashioned apple pie will be a popular item.

granny's old-fashioned apple pie

You might think that old-fashioned apple pie is hard to make and tedious.  You might have visions of the woman stumbling out of the kitchen with tussled hair and flour all over her face and hands (and arms and clothes).  That’s not the case.

The hardest part of this entire recipe is peeling the apples! Continue reading →

Candied Grapes: Easy and Low-Cal

I’ve been getting over bronchitis and am having a hard time shaking it.  I didn’t even feel like snacking on all the goodies at our annual office-wide cookie exchange party at work.  I have to admit that I was a bit bummed.  My throat was sore and I had medicine-head.  Enter Leslie to the rescue with her candied grapes.

candied grapes

Aren’t these candied grapes beautiful?

Leslie has amazing “cheater” recipes.  She calls them cheater because they’re so, so simple, but taste so good.  I should have known Leslie would have something up her sleeve.

Leslie brought me a bowl of these candied grapes and told me to try one.  She said it would make my throat feel better.  I was skeptical.  I mean, a grape’s a grape, right?  

WRONG. Continue reading →

The Ultimate Annual Home Maintenance Checklist

My fourth wedding anniversary is coming up at the end of this month.  I’m also pushing 40. That’s hard for me to admit, but it’s true.  4-0!  

These two facts mean that I spent many years being completely self-reliant.  When something broke around my house, I either fixed it or had to find someone to hire that could.  Okay, so I admit that when my dad was younger, he helped me quite a bit – but still.

Doing regular home maintenance tasks will help to make sure that your home is in tip-top shape.

ultimate annual home maintenance checklist

If you find yourself in a situation where you’re the one responsible for home maintenance, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed.  It seems that there’s almost always something to do, which is hard if you aren’t used to performing those kinds of tasks. It’s also hard to remember when to do maintenance, especially when you have a million other things going on in a day.  

Let me tell you from experience, though, not performing those maintenance tasks will cause you bigger headaches in the future.
Just do it.   Continue reading →

Honey-Soy Pork Loin with Bacon and Veggies

Honey-Soy Pork Loin with Bacon and Veggies is an elegant dish that is a family favorite.  If you plan on entertaining a small dinner, this is a go-to dish!

honey soy pork loin with bacon and veggies

What’s not to love?  This honey-soy sauce ensures that the meat is moist and flavorful. It really is hard to mess this up!

If you’re like my family, then you love gravies and sauces.  This dish has ample sauce, which you’ll cook into a gravy.  Really, who doesn’t love to sop up extra sauce or gravy with a soft piece of bread??

soy-honey pork loin with bacon and veggies Continue reading →

How to Save on Winter Electric Bills

Just because winter hits, doesn’t mean that our electric bills have to go sky high.  The tips that follow will show you how to save on winter electric bills.  Our electric bill hovers around $75-100 in the winter, and our house is medium-sized (9 rooms) and one level.  We have friends who live in the same area, though, who have electric bills as high as $500 or $600!  We live in Kentucky, which often experiences temperatures around 0.  Last winter was a doozy, though, with 2-3 feet of snow and temperatures -0 F that lasted weeks.  It was so bad that it was disaster status. The Red Cross brought communities water, and shelters were opened.

How to Save on Winter Electric Bills

Follow these simple rules to make small adjustments and to identify and fix problem areas in your home that can add up to big savings while keeping you warm and cozy.  Of course, there are other tricks we use to keep electric bills low, but I’ll talk about that in another post. Continue reading →

Page 1 of 3123