Nutrients per serving

  • Calories  172
  • Protein  9 g
  • Carbohydrates  14 g
  • Fat  9 g
  • Cholesterol  30 mg
  • Sodium  440 mg
  • Potassium  270 mg
  • Phosphorus  119 mg
  • Calcium  36 mg
  • Fiber  1.7 g

Turkey Pinwheel Sandwiches

DaVita renal dietitian Wai Yin’s Turkey Pinwheel Sandwiches are a quick way to make any lunch more interesting, thanks to a yummy blend of thin-sliced turkey, spring mix, roasted red peppers and cream cheese, all wrapped up in a flour tortilla.

Diet types:

  • CKD non-dialysis
  • Dialysis
  • Diabetes

Recipe submitted by DaVita renal dietitian Wai Yin from South Carolina.

Portions: 2     Serving size: 3 pinwheels


  • 1 roasted red pepper
  • 3 tablespoons whipped cream cheese
  • 1 tortilla wrap,10-inch size
  • 1 cup spring mix salad greens
  • 2 ounces thinly sliced deli turkey
  •  6 toothpicks


  1. Cut  red pepper into thin 1/4" strips (about 10 strips).
  2. Spread cream cheese evenly on tortilla wrap.
  3. Layer with spring mix salad greens and turkey slices.
  4. Space out roasted red pepper strips on top.
  5. Grab the end tightly and start rolling.
  6. Use toothpicks to hold the end in place (space out 4 to 6 toothpicks evenly along the edge).
  7. Cut into 6 pieces. For neat appearance, cut small slices at both ends and discard.
  8. Serve with cross section facing up.

Renal and renal diabetic food choices

  • 1 meat
  • 1 starch
  • 1 vegetable, low potassium
  • 1 fat

Carbohydrate choices


Helpful hints

  • Shredded lettuce can be used instead of spring mix. Spring mix gives a more intense color and flavor.
  • Use low sodium peppers in a jar or can or roast a fresh pepper over a stovetop burner, place in a paper bag 5 minutes then remove charred skin before slicing.
  • For summer flare, you can also add fresh mint, basil or cilantro for a more refreshing taste.
  • Be careful not to overfill the wrap as it will make rolling more difficult.
  • Serve on a dark or bright color serving plate to contrast the colors of the pinwheel .

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Turkey Pinwheel Sandwiches

wolf777 says:


Super good!! Quick and easy to make too!

Jul. 06, 2012, 7:00 PM - Inappropriate review?

Turkey Pinwheel Sandwiches

burdon says:


How do i know, how much protein I need for planning the menu, low in phosporous. Moderator comment: Your protein level is based on size, kidney function and lab values. Ask your dietitian or kidney doctor about your protein requirements.

Feb. 24, 2012, 11:51 AM - Inappropriate review?

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