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Emma’s Cheese-and-Veggie Pinwheels

Here’s a quick prepare-ahead snack recipe that’s fun to make with kids of any age.

Per Serving

Emma’s Cheese-and-Veggie Pinwheels

Makes: 3 servings
Serving Size: 3 pinwheels
Calories 95
Fat 3 g
Saturated Fat 1.5 g
Trans Fat 0 g
Carbohydrate 13 g
Fiber 3 g
Sugars 2 g
Cholesterol 0 mg
Sodium 200 mg
Potassium 130 mg
Protein 4 g
Phosphorus 145 mg
Choices: Starch 1, Fat 0.5
  • Makes: 3 servings
  • Serving Size: 3 pinwheels
  • Preparation Time: 10 minutes
  • Chilling Time: 1 hour


1 wedge Laughing CowLight Swiss Cheese
2 Tbsp. plain nonfat Greek yogurt
1 large (10-inch) whole wheat tortilla
1/4 cup shredded carrot, chopped
1/4 cup broccoli slaw, chopped


  1. Soften the cheese wedge in the microwave for 10 seconds. Whisk in the Greek yogurt.
  2. Spread the cheese mixture evenly on the tortilla. Sprinkle the carrot and broccoli slaw over the cheese mixture.
  3. Roll up the tortilla, wrap it in plastic wrap, and refrigerate for at least 1 hour.
  4. To serve, cut the tortilla roll in thirds and slice each third into 3 pinwheels.

This recipe was inspired by Caillou: Emma’s Extra Snacks: A Story About Type 1 Diabetes. Published in association with Chouette Publishing.

In the story, Caillou worries about his friend Emma when he finds out she has type 1 diabetes. He soon realizes that as long as Emma takes care of herself, she can have fun just like other kids! The book includes helpful, age-appropriate information for young readers and a poster about Emma and her diabetes.

Order Emma’s Extra Snacks online now at ShopDiabetes.org
or by calling 1-800-232-6733.


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