Recently, I was browsing a list of protein-packed snacks and discovered the idea of deli roll ups. The idea is simple: you roll up cheese, meat, and whatever else you’d like for a protein-heavy snack minus all the calories of bread and heavy condiments. It seemed like a great idea to me–after all, I love sandwiches and often miss them when I’m keeping my calories low. I simply can’t sacrifice so many calories to bread when it leaves me feeling empty and hungry. Deli roll ups are the perfect solution.
My version uses just a bit of dijon mustard for flavoring, but you could put whatever you like in the center. Other ideas I had included green onions, light majo, pickles, or olives. This mustard version is fantastic, though–I was surprised how great they taste given how low calorie they are. I’ve been having them for lunch all week. They store well, so I usually make them the night before and bring them to work in a sandwich bag.
Deli Roll Ups
Servings: 1 · Serving Size: 2 Roll Ups · Calories: 155
Fat: 8 g · Cholesterol: 50 mg · Sodium: 716 mg · Carbs: 5 g · Fiber: 0 g · Sugar: 1 g · Protein: 16 g
- 4 slices (2 oz.) thinly sliced turkey breast deli meat (I used Hillshire Farms)
- 2 slices (11 grams) thinly sliced sharp cheddar cheese (I used Sargento’s Ultra Thin variety)
- 1 tsp dijon mustard
For each roll up, place two slices of meat on top of each other. Place a slice of cheese on top of the meat. Squeeze half a teaspoon of mustard onto the cheese and spread out into a thin layer. Roll everything up and enjoy!