Colorful and Healthy: Carrot, Raisin, Cream Cheese Bite

August 31, 2010   21 Comments

The healthiest eaters among us incorporate vegetables or fruit in every meal. This can be tricky because vegetables take time to prepare.

Carrot, Raisin, Cream Cheese Bite

How many hours have you logged chopping up your veggies? One nice short cut to replace your knife and chopping board is a grater. Last week, the New York Times featured Great Tomato Dishes With a Grater and it got me thinking.

I own an amazing grater that my mother-in-law gave us (Thanks, Carol!) see below. It is RIDICULOUSLY fast in the kitchen for grating anything. It takes literally 10 seconds to grate a carrot.

So, I made these carrot, cream cheese, and raisin bites to eat as a snack. Before I started writing this website, I would have just had the tortilla and the cream cheese (boring...). Adding the carrot not only makes it tastes better, it makes it more beautiful.

The sweetness of the carrots and raisins are a nice treat and I adore making my food look like sushi. This kinda looks like sushi made by an amateur drunk sushi chef - but, hey, I'm not perfect!

This would be a great after school snack for kids or an after workout snack. Be aware that the entire tortilla cut up is going to set you back 200 calories so you might want to share this with a friend (or save half for later).

Carrot, Cream Cheese, and Raisin Bites Recipe

(serves 2)
1 whole wheat tortilla
1 tablespoon cream cheese
1/2 carrot, grated
10 raisins

Spread cream cheese on tortilla. Add grated carrots and raisins and roll up. Slice into 10 pieces and enjoy!

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First 20 Comments: ( See all 21 )

This looks so yummy! I have been struggling to incorporate veggies and fruits into every meal. We have really moved away from the three square meals a day into a menu more like the carrot/raisin/creme cheese roll up but I'm really stumped as to ideas. Thanks for this one!

on August 31, 2010

I have to try this and pass it on to my co-workers. We're starting a weight-loss challenge in our office so this will be a great idea to share!

on August 31, 2010

try using Whipped cream cheese. 2 tablespoons has only 60 cals.

on August 31, 2010

oooh, yum! That looks so good! What a great website!

on August 31, 2010

Made this today for my 9 y.o. daughter's lunch. Looked yummy - I'll let you know HER verdict! lol

on September 2, 2010

love this! They're so cute, which helps!

on September 2, 2010

Yum! I would eat that! I wonder if I can, (gestational diabetes). I guess I'll check the glycemic index on the ingredients.

Thanks for the easy, awesome idea!

on September 6, 2010

Yum! I'm going to share on Vitamin G with a linkback tomorrow. You always have the best ideas! xo

on September 8, 2010

This looks delicious! I bet it would be yummy with some cinnamon. Can't wait to try it :)

on September 10, 2010

Just tried this. Delicious! Considering adding some sliced turkey to make it into a lunch

on September 12, 2010

Hi Lisa, I really appreciate your post, I admire you for what you do, thank you :)

on January 6, 2011

Tried this at day care center during snack sampling day, where the kids (ages birth-9) get to try different kinds of snacks. I would say more than half of the kids liked it. Some asked for seconds and thirds! Personally, I think the wheat tortilla taste is a little overpowering, so maybe next time will try rolling it differently. It was unexpectedly sweet and I loved that! Will definitely make again for myself, if not the kids. Thanks for the recipe!

on March 3, 2011

How many points plus (for Weight-Watchers) will this have per serving (5 slices) if I use fat-free cream cheese?

on May 12, 2011

I always keep a bag of shredded carrots on hand, to throw into my lunch salads, that makes this even easier

on October 15, 2011

how many points are these or can I just not read..sorry

on February 13, 2013

This recipe is great! I think I will try adding some drained crushed pineapple! Thanks!

on April 21, 2013

I have not tried yet but if you juice this is the perfect use for the left over ground carrots !!!

on August 17, 2013

So good!!! Grad some kale in as well! Adds protein and other nutrients, and you can't even taste it! Yum!

on October 5, 2013

I would love to know the calories and WW points on all the snacks!

on November 8, 2013

Amazing with smart balance peanut butter as well!!!

on December 12, 2013

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