Got leftover turkey and crudité? Use it to make these cute little turkey pinwheels. They’re a snap to assemble, super kid- and carb-friendly, and as tasty as they are adorable.

Nutritional Information

Serves: 4

Serving Size: 3 turkey pinwheels

  • Calories: 182
  • Fiber: 8g
  • Total Fat: 7g
  • Protein: 12g
  • Total Carbohydrate: 17g


  • 2 low-carb tortillas or wraps
  • 2 tablespoons whipped cream cheese
  • ½ cup baby spinach leaves
  • 2 slices Swiss cheese
  • 4 slices leftover turkey
  • 12 red bell pepper strips
  • 12 snap peas
  • 12 baby carrots
  • 12 baby carrots
  • 2 matchstick carrots, cut into 12 equal pieces

How To Make It

  1. Lay tortillas on a cutting board and spread 1 tablespoon of cream cheese onto each tortilla.
  2. Layer half of the baby spinach, 1 slice of Swiss cheese, and 2 slices of turkey onto each tortilla.
  3. Roll tortillas from one end to the other. Cut each roll into 6 sections. Secure each section with a toothpick.
  4. On a serving platter, arrange carrots, snap peas, and red bell pepper strips to resemble 12 sets of turkey feathers.
  5. Place one pinwheel on top of each of the veggie clusters.
  6. Poke a small piece of matchstick carrot into each grape tomato to resemble a turkey’s beak. (You may need to use a sharp knife to poke a hole into the tomatoes.)
  7. Place a grape tomato onto each pinwheel to resemble the turkey’s head.
  8. Serve immediately or cover in plastic wrap and refrigerate until ready to serve.

Disclaimer: The experiences and suggestions recounted in these articles are not intended as medical advice, and they are not necessarily the "typical" experiences of families with a child who has type 1 diabetes. These situations are unique to the families depicted. Families should check with their healthcare professionals regarding the treatment of type 1 diabetes and the frequency of blood glucose monitoring.