Boston Bibb Blintzes: a low-calorie, highly nutritious treat

Ingredients (per serving):

  • 3 large leaves Boston Bibb lettuce
  • .75 cup loosely packed non-fat cottage cheese
  • 20 grams raisins, finely chopped
  • 14 grams pecans, finely chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon honey
  • a sprinkle of cinnamon
  • a smidgeon each of salt and pepper, to taste


  1. Combine cottage cheese, raisins, pecans, honey, cinnamon, salt and pepper.
  2. Divide mixture into three portions and plop each portion onto the center of a bibb leaf.
  3. Fold the sides in and roll from bottom to top to make a little packet of each.
  4. Pick one up with your fingers and enjoy. Try not to keep saying, “Yum. Yum.”

Do you indulge in any divinely nutritious treats? 
295 calories (3 blintzes per serving): with iron; calcium; vitamin C; and fiber.

20 thoughts on “Boston Bibb Blintzes: a low-calorie, highly nutritious treat”

  1. My divinely nutritious treat: a few bites of chocolate – with a high caliber cocoa percentage. Somehow I feel somewhat virtuous as I get the chocolate fix. Actually, I’m just kidding myself. No comparison to Boston Bibb lettuce, which I love for his tender taste.

  2. I love the concept of these, but I’m hesitating at the raisins. But the wonderful thing about a recipe like this is that it’s so easily adaptable to the picky (ahem, selective) eaters in the crowd! Now my mind is racing with a variety of variables I could try. But first, I’d best get to work on the writing I promised myself I’d do. Or the unpacking. Makes me want to noodle around in the kitchen even more!

    1. My 2 favorite activities for passing time when there’s something I’m supposed to be doing but don’t want to — 2) social networking and 1) noodling around in the kitchen. I’m going to indulge in both of them tonight!!
      Finely-chopped dried apricots?

    1. I saw a little girl in the grocery store checkout an hour ago, with a plastic-wrapped wedge of fresh watermelon, and she was holding it up to her mouth with a look of sheer bliss on her face — anticipation of what is soon to come.
      I need to go get me some watermelon!!

  3. Low calorie and delicious, I felt sure I would love it even before I read the recipe. And now that I have (read the recipe) I happy to say that I found it delicious sounding. 😉

  4. I love this, Tracy. You’ve combined ingredients that are already on my “favorites” list, and I actually have everything here in my kitchen now. So tomorrow guess what I’ve having for lunch!!! Thank you!

  5. I really like this combination, since I like the idea of sweet, crunchy and spicy together. All perfect savory elements included. I like cinnamon for its nutrients and just used it in an interesting and natural ‘ant prevention’ concoction, Tracy. Smiles, Robin

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