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Nutritional Info
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 144.4
  • Total Fat: 3.2 g
  • Cholesterol: 0.1 mg
  • Sodium: 437.4 mg
  • Total Carbs: 26.6 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 5.2 g
  • Protein: 5.3 g

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Tortilla Pinwheels


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Tortilla Pinwheels RECIPE

Introduction

Great for a party. It's actually something low fat to munch on! Great for a party. It's actually something low fat to munch on!

Ingredients

    • 4 whole wheat tortillas
    • 1/4 cup fat free cream cheese
    • 8-12 spinach leaves, washed and dried
    • 1/2 cup grated carrots

Directions

1. Let the cream cheese come to room temperature. Whip with a mixer, or by hand, to make it easier to spread.

2. Using a spatula or knife, spread about 1 tablespoon cream cheese on each tortilla, making sure to reach the edges.

3. Put several spinach leaves in the center of the tortilla and sprinkle with 2 tablespoons of carrots.

4. Roll tortilla tightly; secure with a toothpick.

5. Cut the tortilla into pinwheels by cutting it in half first, then making bite-sized slices along the tortilla until you reach the end. Lay each piece cut-side down on a serving plate.

Serves 4.





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  • Very Good
    32 of 33 people found this review helpful
    I used 1 Tbs of ww cream cheese and a salmon and used muchrooms and yellow peppers and it was really good and only had , counting the tortilla, 200 calories. With a salad, a perfect lowfat lunch - 1/28/09

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  • Very Good
    26 of 27 people found this review helpful
    Was even better when I used the low fat "Herb and Garlic" cream cheese. - 1/3/09

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  • 22 of 23 people found this review helpful
    This recipe is fast and tastes great. Instead of plain cream cheese, I use fat free veggie flavored and a slice of turkey or chicken lunchmeat. - 6/19/09

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  • 18 of 19 people found this review helpful
    If you use Weight Watchers Whole Wheat Tortillas be a lot less calories. - 6/19/09

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  • 18 of 19 people found this review helpful
    This recipe gives a nutritiouts and low cal alternative to one with white tortillas and gobs of cream cheese. Mixing it up with salsa, thinly sliced tomatoes, onion or whatever chopped fruit or vegetables (just a little) gives endless possibilities. Great recipe! Thanks! - 6/19/09

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  • 17 of 17 people found this review helpful
    This was a big hit at a Christmas Party, however, I put the carrots on the cream cheese and then the spinach. This gives the carrots something to adhere too and they do not fall out when your guests pick them up to eat. It also was very good with some finely chopped jalapeno chiles in them. - 1/19/09

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  • Incredible!
    15 of 17 people found this review helpful
    I used this recipe for my daughter's graduation. But, instead of cutting up the tortillas, I cut the rounded corners off and tied the wrap with a ribbon in her school colors. Everyone loved the little "diplomas". - 6/19/08

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  • 13 of 14 people found this review helpful
    I make these at Christmas with spinach tortilla, cream cheese and feta cheese, green onions and dried cranberries. YUM Love all the variations! - 8/13/08

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  • Incredible!
    9 of 10 people found this review helpful
    I've found a wonderful square bread, Joseph's Lavash bread, at BJ's (like a Sam's Club) and I believe our WalMart used to carry it. Only 100 cal for a whole sheet. Also the Laughing Cow makes a great spreadto use for flavor instead of the cream cheese. A very filling lunch or snack. - 8/27/09

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  • Incredible!
    9 of 10 people found this review helpful
    Scrummy!!! Made these as is the first time and then again adding Salsa! Salsa! Salsa! recipe from -Maybe- posted on this site. 5 stars, thanks so much!!! - 1/19/09

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  • 9 of 11 people found this review helpful
    When I worked in a deli in SC we would add swiss cheese and shaved ham then rolled and sliced they were very good - 1/19/09

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  • 8 of 10 people found this review helpful
    Not bad, but I almost didn't try them because of the NEGATIVE reviews. People should remember, our tastebuds are not exactly the same as everyone elses. - 6/19/09

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  • Good
    7 of 8 people found this review helpful
    These are okay, strangely addictive. They could use a little something, maybe oregano? - 3/12/09

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  • Incredible!
    7 of 8 people found this review helpful
    I love adding chopped apple or pear. - 1/19/09

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  • Very Good
    6 of 7 people found this review helpful
    Very tasty. I added a little garlic, onion powder and just a tad of homemade salsa. - 6/23/09

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  • Incredible!
    6 of 8 people found this review helpful
    Really great one - my relatives who hate diet food ate the heck out of these. I made them over the holidays. - 1/19/09

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  • 5 of 6 people found this review helpful
    As diabetic - love this recipe, use the carb counter tortilla to replace and sprinkle on some fiber powder to boost it back up. - 6/21/09

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  • Incredible!
    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
    This is delicious. I also like using romaine lettuce instead of spinach. It tastes very good. - 1/6/09

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  • Good
    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
    Needs more flavor. I added some garlic and onion powder and that helped a little. - 12/23/08

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  • 4 of 5 people found this review helpful
    the pinwheel appetizer has been used in my family for parties for ages and if you use your imagination you can come up with endless lo-cal variations especially when the garden starts producing - I love your version and will surprise my family with it at our nest gathering thanks - 7/6/09

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  • 4 of 4 people found this review helpful
    I tried this recipe and I love it! - 6/22/09

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  • 4 of 5 people found this review helpful
    Great way to use bits and pieces of leftovers in the fridge. Try fish as well. - 6/21/09

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  • Very Good
    4 of 5 people found this review helpful
    I lved this, only I used smoked ham slices and scallions!!! It was a tasty treat! - 6/19/09

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  • 4 of 6 people found this review helpful
    Excellent recipe I would make them again. - 1/21/09

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  • Incredible!
    4 of 5 people found this review helpful
    Excellent taste and quick and easy to fix. - 1/19/09

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  • Incredible!
    3 of 5 people found this review helpful
    Awesome idea and delicious. Use to make these for the kids with peanut butter and a whole banana, they were quick and easy for the kids to handle, cut or not! - 12/21/08

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  • Very Good
    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
    I've always made them with the cream cheese, chopped chicken breast and chopped green chili. My family loves them. - 8/13/08

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  • Incredible!
    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
    SUPER FAST snack/lunch! I've made 3x! Grabbed bag of spinach, baby carrotts (pat dry) & cream cheese and chopped in food processor w/garlic powder (didn't measure-used more veggies). Quick lunch & dinner while swimming, 10 yr old boy& girl & 2 13 yr old boys liked this. Will make for school lunches! - 7/23/08

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  • Incredible!
    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
    These are great! Add diced jalepeno's if you want them to bite. Delete the veggies and add diced fruits for a refreshing light snack. They're very versatile and yummy. Use carb/low fat/whatever king of tortillas you want and the same for the cream cheese. You can even use the flavored cream chz. - 8/27/09

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  • Incredible!
    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
    Love the idea of tortilla Pinwheels. looks like you gave everyone pinwheel ideas of their own. I tried it your way my way and their way lol. They are all good! - 6/19/09

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  • Incredible!
    2 of 4 people found this review helpful
    This is a great snack recipe...my guests didn't even know that it was healthy for them! Thanks for sharing! - 6/19/09

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  • Incredible!
    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
    My family loves these and my fresh spinach from the garden makes it very economical. - 6/19/09

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  • 2 of 4 people found this review helpful
    I tried this recipe and it was a party hit! - 6/19/09

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  • Very Good
    2 of 4 people found this review helpful
    I think I will try this with olives too! - 1/19/09

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  • Incredible!
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Wonderful! And just right if you want a snack with positives. I've also used finely chopped broccoli. - 1/19/09

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  • Very Good
    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
    Good recipe for a quick appetizer or snack, and endless possibilities as to variations. Rememer, a lot of recipes are NOT written in stone, you add, delete, or change any way you want. One Q: when you say to cut in half, do you mean lengthwise, or just in the middle of the roll? Just curious... - 12/16/08

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  • 2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    I needed a little more flavor so I added some salsa. yummy yummy - 12/16/08

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  • 2 of 3 people found this review helpful
    One of my most FAV-O-RITE recipes! Top with salsa for a little extra zing - YUM! - 8/13/08

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  • Very Good
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    A little on the dry side but I like the combination of ingredients. I added a little more cream cheese then it called for. My husband loved them! - 6/19/08

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  • 2 of 5 people found this review helpful
    This sounds good and healthy-I'll try it!
    I do a non-dairy version with tofutti cream cheese, bits of lox and scallions-it's very yummy! - 6/17/08

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  • Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I just whipped this up--easy--- Tastes great!!!--- Thank-you! - 10/7/10

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Great! Easy to make and good to bring for something to pass. - 8/4/10

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  • Good
    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
    This was a good light noontime meal along with some fruit. - 4/9/10

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  • 1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    wonderful, we will make these over and over with slight variations. - 1/29/10

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
    These are very good and I plan to use them with company this Thursday night. - 12/13/09

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  • Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I made for lunch today, the way I made them they where a little bland, I did think I owuld make them again and mix it up a bit with some of the suggetions for added ingredients. - 11/8/09

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  • Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I made these for a family gathering, everyone loved them! - 9/6/09

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  • 1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    this was a great recipe but my husband loves avacado so i put some over the cream cheese and then folloewd the recipe and we loved it . great job - 8/31/09

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  • Very Good
    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
    I read a number of different ingrediant choices here. I made a large platter with a variety of tast and color. It was a hit at the party. - 8/31/09

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  • 1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Delicious, thanks for sharing! - 8/30/09

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  • Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    very tasty! delicious! even my daughter, who is a fussy eater, ate it and liked it! - 8/27/09

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    great recipe, family really liked it - 8/27/09

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
    I make these alot for summer picnics and snacks. I use peppered turkey and cream cheese. Honey roasted ham is good, too! - 8/27/09

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  • 1 of 3 people found this review helpful
    You can add salsa for a little bam. Very good. - 6/22/09

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  • 1 of 4 people found this review helpful
    Sounds good to me...now to see if I can get my other half to try it even tho he hates spinach!!! LOL - 6/19/09

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Wow..so many variations possible and you can feel good about it as well as partytime and still diet friendly. - 6/19/09

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  • 1 of 3 people found this review helpful
    Great, but I would add some chopped dill or sweet pickles and seasoned salt and pepper - 6/19/09

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  • 1 of 7 people found this review helpful
    This sounds great, but I can't figure out how to cut it. If you roll it up and all of the vegies are in the center, then only the center pieces have anything in them. A picture would have been nice. I don't get it. - 6/19/09

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  • 1 of 4 people found this review helpful
    I am addicted to cream cheese and haven't had any since I started SP. I am not a fan of fat free cream cheese but I will try this recipe and see if I like it. Someone below mentioned artichokes, someone else mentioned thinly sliced tomato. I would definitely need somethings besides spinach/carrot - 5/30/09

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  • 1 of 5 people found this review helpful
    Will make this tonight sounds great always looking for something low fat to munch on! Thanks - 1/19/09

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  • Good
    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
    I've made this with very thin sliced tomato and lettuce, sometimes with thin-sliced turkey. Always whole-wheat-tortillas - 12/20/08

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  • Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Double the cream cheese amount. This a nice recipe. - 12/17/08

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  • 1 of 4 people found this review helpful
    I've had the higher fat version of these and they were yummy!! I can't wait to try these!!! - 12/16/08

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  • Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I have made this recipe for my kids a couple times. I like to add whatever leftover meat I have in the fridge to it to make it into an easy take along meal. - 8/13/08

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Love these! I mix it up - very versatile.
    Smoked turkey breast w/ spinach leaves and avocado spices - YUM!! - 8/13/08

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  • 1 of 2 people found this review helpful
    awesome recipe. I have made with roasted red peppers green bell peppers, and small amount of chopped black olives. Add a tesp of LF ranch to cream cheese makes easier to spread and adds flavor. Can also add fat free grated mexi cheese for variety - 8/13/08

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  • 1 of 2 people found this review helpful
    I made this but instead of carrots I used 2 GV turkey breast slices and chives, sprinkled a bit of fresh ground pepper and rolled up. Yummy - 7/24/08

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
    one of my favorites and so easy to add stuff to for variety, sun dries tomatoes, any roasted veggies or a little meat. absolutely love these - 7/23/08

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  • Very Good
    1 of 3 people found this review helpful
    Yum! Very easy, very tasty. I chopped some baby carrots and a broccoli floret in the blender, added Ranch dressing dry mix, dill and garlic powder for flavoring and sliced 2 green olives with pimento on top. - 7/23/08

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 3 people found this review helpful
    This has been a longtime party favorite in our circle. We use a little fajita seasoning, grated onion and diced jalapenos, sometimes a habenaro, but we also have salsa to dip them in. I like the thought of adding vegetables. - 7/23/08

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  • Very Good
    1 of 3 people found this review helpful
    I used chipotle wheat tortillas and added black olives and hotsauce and a schmear of goat cheese for extra flavour a super idea for a quick and easy work meal :) - 7/5/08

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    VERY tasy recipe! I added a package of ranch dressing mix to the cream cheese and used flavored tortillas also - this really perked up the flavor! - 7/5/08

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  • 1 of 2 people found this review helpful
    I MADE THEM FOR MY GRANDSONS BIRTHDAY PARTY. I DID THE CREAM CHEES THEN CUT UP SOME STRAWBERRIES REALLY THIN AND CUT UP THE TORTILLA IN SLICES FOR THE PINWHEEL AFFECT. THE KIDS LOVED IT. - 6/26/08

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  • Good
    1 of 3 people found this review helpful
    I just used it for the idea, I ended up adding garlic cheese dip mix to the cream cheese for good flavor and added 1 slice of ham lunch meat to each tortilla before slicing, folks at work liked it. - 6/24/08

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
    I have never done them with veggies! what a great idea..I have always used a can of black beans, drained, and pureed in the food processor then a layer of salsa before rolling up (with cream cheese) - 6/19/08

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  • Very Good
    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Very versatile! I have used artichokes, roasted red peppers, olives, green chiles (not all at once, just variations based on what I have on hand) - great nutritional snack! - 6/11/08

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  • I have used cream cheese and cucumbers and roll it up it is so good!!
    - 4/14/14

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  • Incredible!
    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    We love taking this for potlucks. I add a spice to the cheese... sometimes basil, sometimes oregano... or dill, whatever. Play around. Also, a slice of thin sliced ham or turkey or swiss chees down the middle can be a nice addition. - 2/23/14

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Looking forward to trying it.... - 5/15/13

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  • Very Good
    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Added a thin slice of deli ham in the tortilla.. delish lunch - 4/23/13

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Okay, but I prefer with salsa, or the pimento/green oinion versions. Anything in the vegetable group with more flavor, like diced peppers, mushrooms, grated cabbage, etc. Not a big fan of raw carrots and this combo is not at all appealing to me. - 4/23/13

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  • Very Good
    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Very Good - 4/23/13

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  • Good
    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    And lovely too with 4 chopped black olives, diced purple onion, mixed with the cream cheese and lean turkey or turkey ham. And do I use the ends of green onion finely cut and tied in a knot for the garnish?I prefer homemade spinach tortillas to limit the amount of fat calories and neufchatel cheese - 4/23/13

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    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    nice. - 4/23/13

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  • Loved it......it is so good. even better when I used a flavored low fat cream cheese with green peppers and chopped red onions as well as the carrots. It is making me hungry just thinking about it. - 4/23/13

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  • Good
    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I added a Garlic and Herb Laughing Cow cheese wedge to the cream cheese and mixed it before spreading on the tortillas. I also added a bit of my own seasonings to the cream cheese to help boost the flavor. - 1/9/12

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Sounds yummy! I usually use sun-dried tomatoes and basil leaves but this recipe sounds great. I will have to try it! - 10/19/10

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    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    This is very good and great for when the kids come to visit. Healthy food done attractively. - 10/8/10

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  • 0 of 2 people found this review helpful
    CAN'T WAIT TO TRY IT!! :D - 10/8/10

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    This sounds awesome! I am going to try it and instead of using cream cheese, use Laughing Cow Herb and Garlic cheese. This would also be a great idea to take to potlucks. A healthy alternative to all the usual junk food. - 10/7/10

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  • 0 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Sounds tasty - I'll definitely try - 10/7/10

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I have made this with black olives but never thought od carrets - 10/7/10

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    This recipe didn't sound all that interesting, but after reading all the comments, I will have to try it. - 10/7/10

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  • Good, but needs pepper. - 10/7/10

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I like making these with strawberries instead of the veggies. Makes a good desert! - 9/14/10

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I have made those numerous times, adding my our twists..lunchmeats, salsa, different veggies, black olives, spices, green chilis. You can be so creative and healthy!! - 12/20/09

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    we slice them and use as canapes`,, - 12/14/09

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  • 0 of 2 people found this review helpful
    I read this recipe and enjoyed the pleasure of what it's appearance would be like for my Christmas. I am delighted to have something so easy, healthy and not time-consuming!! Thanks the gift!!
    - 12/14/09

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  • Incredible!
    0 of 2 people found this review helpful
    I have made pinwhhels before but this recipe is simple and with variations I can see this spicing up my otherwise boring lunches. Pinwheels are not just for parties as I have always thought. - 12/14/09

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  • Very Good
    0 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Plan to add thin sliced swiss cheese and ham along with vegie cream cheese. I am sure it will be delicious! - 12/14/09

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