Crepes don’t have to be sweet and filled with fruit. Crepes are just as yummy with savory ingredients. If you are looking for a quick and easy snack for you or for your kids try these cheese roll ups. I love them more than tortillas because small tortillas are about 140 calories each and over 20 carbs whereas crepes are about 70 calories and only 9 carbs. Plus crepes are way easier to make than tortillas – well at least for me!
Cheese is a Great Snack
Cheese is a great option for a snack as it is high in protein, but you want to make sure that you use your food scale when measuring out servings. A serving of cheddar cheese is 1 ounce and is about 100 calories a 6 grams of protein. You can also choose 2% options also to lower your calories, but since I make these mainly for the boys I don’t stress about that too much. They move around enough to burn the calories!
Make Crepes Ahead of Time
I like to make a big batch crepes about once a week. You can store them in the fridge with wax paper between each crepe for 5 days or freeze them for up to 3 months! You can find my crepe recipe on my post about Breakfast for Dinner.
Let’s Make Them
I started with shredding my cheese, you can use pre-shredded cheese if you wish.
Then place the crepe on a pan sprayed with cooking spray and sprinkle the cheese on your crepe.
To help the melting process you can place a lid over your cheese.
Watch the bottom of your crepe closely and pull off as soon as the cheese is melted.
Quickly roll up and enjoy! My boys love these so much, Actually so much I couldn’t get a good picture of them eating them while the danced around in joy!
[box] This post was sponsored by Tillamook Cheese, all opinions are my own.[/box]
Healthy Mom = Healthy Family - That is my life motto and I hope to encourage it to be yours too. January 2011 I made the decision to lose weight and lost 80+ pounds. I saw my boys start getting active with me and I realized I wasn't only changing my life but also my boys.