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Asparagus

Asparagus is the main ingredient in this recipe.
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Nutrition information
Serving: 1 piece (12 grams)
Servings per recipe: 36
Calories: 10 (5 from fat)
Cholesterol: 0 milligrams
Fat: 0.5 grams (0 saturated fat, 0 trans fats)
Protein: 1 gram
Sodium: 50 milligrams 
Total carbohydrate: 1 gram (0 fiber, 0 sugars)


Recipe tip

You can also make this recipe using your outdoor grill. To do this, heat your grill to medium-high heat and place asparagus spears brushed with canola oil directly on grill (no baking sheet). Grill for 5 to 10 minutes, until spears are tender. Set aside on a plate to cool. Continue with step 4

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Asparagus wraps

As if you needed another reason to eat your veggies, asparagus is packed with B vitamins to give your body the energy it needs to power through your day!

Ingredients

12 spears fresh asparagus, trimmed
1 tablespoon canola oil
4 slices extra lean (96 percent) ham luncheon meat (thinly sliced)
4 ounces fat-free cream cheese

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 400 F.
  2. Place asparagus on baking sheet and brush spears with canola oil.
  3. Bake for 5 to 10 minutes, until spears are tender. Remove from oven and place spears on plate to cool. Set aside.
  4. Spread a thin layer of cream cheese on each slice of ham. Then cut into 1-inch-wide strips.
  5. Once asparagus is cooled, wrap each spear with one strip of ham. Start at one end of the spear and wrap down to the opposite end. (You can use toothpicks to hold them together if needed.)
  6. Cut each spear into 2 to 4 pieces, depending on the length of the spear. Each piece should be
    bite-size.
  7. Serve immediately or cover and store in refrigerator.

Recipe contains: milk

Makes 36 servings (recipe based on 3 bite-size pieces from each spear).












 

Source: Allina Health's Patient Education Department

First published: 05/31/2013
Last updated: 05/31/2013

Reviewed by: Allina Health's Patient Education Department