Norwegian Flatbread Lefsa Ham and Cheese Wrap

My recipes are grain free, refined sugar free, and many are dairy free. Prior to switching my diet, I was on a downward slope with a turnstile that kept leading me to the hospital. It was a conveyor belt of medicines and no energy. Then I went to a seminar and listened to a Functional doctor. The seminar made sense to me. I became a patient of the doctor and my diet was revamped along with being put on supplements. My health is returning and so is my energy.

The holidays are coming. Are you already playing Christmas music in your house? I have not started but look forward to it. You see in my house we play traditional Swedish Christmas music along with our American Christmas music. Swedish songs like “Nu är Det Jul Igen,” “Sankta Lucia” along with “Silent Night” in both Swedish and English. We also listen to some humorous American/Swedish Songs by Yogi Yorgesson like “I Yust Go Nuts at Christmas.” If you have never heard of Yogi Yorgesson you might want to look up his songs they are funny and show a Scandinavian sense of humor. These are all songs that I grew up listening to around Christmas and now my kids listen to it. What are some of the traditions your family shares?

I recently made Lefsa for Thanksgiving. Will it last that long? I’m not sure but I can hope. What is Lefsa you ask? Well, it is an old traditional Norwegian potato flatbread. It is one of the flatbreads from around the world. Flatbreads were the worlds first breads.

I rolled some of the lefsa into squares so that I could turn them into wraps for lunches. Then I smeared some Boursin Cheese onto the lefsa, topped it with cheese, a green onion, and some spinach. This is definitely not the traditional way to eat Lefsa but what a wonderful treat for those of us who do not eat any grains and long for wraps and sandwiches. Or make a bunch of wraps and cut each one into three or four pieces and turn them into an appetizer for a party. This Traditional Flatbread Lefsa wrap is just divine and will not leave you feeling deprived at all. Fill with your favorite items but be sure to check the ingredients on the package of ham slices or have your butcher cut some slices for you. Make a salad add a pickle and some Siete Chips and you have lunch.

Enjoy lunch wraps again. Making the wraps are a chore but oh so worth it. If you are of Scandinavian decent what a great way to share some family time as well as the tradition of making Lefsa for the next generation.

I am freezing some to see if they freeze well. Stay posted for an update.

 

1 piece of lefsa

2 tablespoons Boursin Cheese or any spreadable cheese

2 slices of ham

1 green onion

8 pieces of baby spinach

 

 

This recipe is for one wrap. Take a piece of lefsa and smear with Boursin cheese top with two pieces of ham, a trimmed green onion, and baby spinach. Roll up wrap inside some plastic wrap and refrigerate for a minimum of 1 hour. If making appetizers cut each wrap into 4 or 5 pieces.

Nutrition Facts
Servings 30.0
Amount Per Serving
calories 284
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 10 g 15 %
Saturated Fat 6 g 31 %
Monounsaturated Fat 1 g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0 g
Trans Fat 0 g
Cholesterol 27 mg 9 %
Sodium 25 mg 1 %
Potassium 218 mg 6 %
Total Carbohydrate 22 g 7 %
Dietary Fiber 1 g 6 %
Sugars 37 g
Protein 1 g 3 %
Vitamin A 8 %
Vitamin C 10 %
Calcium 1 %
Iron 4 %
* The Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet so your values may change depending on your calorie needs. The values here may not be 100% accurate because the recipes have not been professionally evaluated nor have they been evaluated by the U.S. FDA.

 

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