The Lighter Side: Shrimp & Cilantro Wraps

One of the obvious hazards of being passionate about cooking, eating and food blogging is that periodically it is likely to catch up with you. It has caught up with me recently, so I am making an effort to exercise more, eat less, and come up with some lighter and healthier recipes so that I can still enjoy my meals but consume fewer calories and less fat. Which is a little more challenging; it’s easy to make things taste good when you have free rein with butter, cheese and myriad other high-fat ingredients to choose from. It requires more creativity when you don’t! Here is one of my first “lighter fare” attempts… Shrimp and Cilantro wraps, at under 240 calories each.

1 whole wheat tortilla
5 large cooked shrimp, peeled and deveined
1/4 cup cilantro, coarsely chopped
1/4 cup baby spinach leaves
cucumber, thinly sliced
yellow onion, thinly sliced
chili oil (optional)

On a whole wheat tortilla, place the shrimp, onion and cilantro. Sprinkle with salt and pepper.

Scatter cilantro, spinach leaves and cucumber over the shrimp and drizzle with chili oil for a little spice (if desired.)

Roll up and serve.

Shrimp and Cilantro Wrap (cut in half)

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