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So, I have been getting so many requests for my crescent roll ups that I recently posted to Facebook. I am so happy and elated that everyone wanted to know the recipe. I decided to put this up on my blog so that you can share the recipe with your friends and family.
Since I have been pregnant, healthy eating has become a second job for me because I am diabetic. I get tired of the same old tasteless breakfast, lunch, and dinner “suitable” for diabetics. I told myself that if I am going to keep eating healthy, I have to be creative and come up with different recipes that are both healthy and full of flavor.
I wanted something different for breakfast out side of my morning smoothie and toast, so I did a little research of carb exchanges and came up with the perfect idea, and I must say this is one of my new favorite breakfast items. My Crescent Breakfast Roll Ups are sure to please your family or co-workers, and they won’t even know it’s healthy.
What I like about this recipe, is the ease it took to make and the amount of money it took for supplies. I am all about healthy eating, but only if it is convenient; and this took all of 30 minutes to prep and bake.
Let’s get cooking.
• 1 Can of Lowfat/fat free crescent rolls
• A package of thinly sliced honey ham or turkey(I used a low fat/low sodium deli meat)
• 1 cup of fresh baby spinach and arugula (you can opt for just baby spinach, but I liked the peppery taste of the arugula in this).
• 6 slices of Pepper Jack Cheese (I used Sargentos. Quality is important here because the cheaper cheeses will not melt or roll properly)
• 1 tablespoon of melted butter
• 1 teaspoon of garlic powder
Preheat your oven to 350 degrees
Unroll the crescent dough onto a cutting board (no need to flour or grease)
Roll out the dough just a little to get rid of the perforated lines that are in the dough. This will help it not to pop open while cooking.
Brush the melted butter on the dough and sprinkle lightly with the garlic powder.
Next, place a thin layer of the ham, cheese, and the spinach mix leaving about a ¼ inch border.
Roll the dough to resemble that of a log, and cut in to ¼ inch slices. They should look like little pinwheels. Be sure to roll it tightly so that it does not fall apart during baking.
Place the wheels on a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper close together so that they will rise together and cook evenly.
Place the rollups in the oven and bake for 15-18 minutes or until golden brown. (Cooking times will vary due to the type of oven you have).
Once they are golden brown, remove the rollups from the oven, and brush them with more butter and sprinkle on more garlic powder if you would like.
These can be eaten hot or at room temperature, however, fresh out of the oven almost made me faint because they were so good. So, bake em up, take a picture, and tag me!
Good Luck and Happy Eating!