These Joseph’s Lavash low carb pigs in a blanket make a quick and easy lunch that makes you feel like you just cheated on your diet but it is completely low carb and on plan for Trim Healthy Mama (S Recipe).
I just made this for lunch and had to share ASAP because it was so good. It tasted like a total cheat meal and it was so easy to make and cheap. That is my trifecta of awesomeness when looking for a Trim Healthy Mama recipe.
What Are Pigs In A Blanket?
I have eaten pigs in a blanket since childhood. Typically it is a hot dog or cocktail sausage wrapped in some type of dough (usually crescent rolls or even puff pastry). And while that is great & delicious, it is not low carb or Trim Healthy Mama friendly.
This recipe for a low carb pigs in a blanket subs the usual dough for a portion of a Joseph’s Lavash bread. Resulting in a crispy, buttery wrapper for your favorite hot dog. No low carb bun required.
And in case you need this for your calendar, National Pigs In a Blanket day is April 24th.
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Joseph’s Lavash Low Carb Pigs In A Blanket
We made our pigs n a blanket with cheese for lunch using full sized hot dogs but I may try wrapping cocktail sausages soon. That would be a great low carb/THM party food when you need to take a quick appetizer.
Ingredients for Low Carb Franks in a Blanket
- Joseph’s Lavash Bread
- Hot Dogs
- Shredded Cheese
- Olive Oil
Making The Pigs in a Blanket on the Stove
Place 1-2 tablespoons of olive oil in a skillet over medium heat. You don’t want a bunch in the pan, just enough to coat the bottom.
Cut the lavash bread into fourths.
Heat the hot dogs slightly before placing in the bread. You can do this in the microwave or the stove. It is important to take this step, otherwise the lavash bread will crisp up and brown before your hot dog is warmed through.
Place one warm hotdog onto a piece of lavash and add 1-2 tablespoons of cheese.
Then roll until the hot dog is completely covered by the bread.
Place the rolled dogs into the hot pan. Let cook for one minute and then using tongs, turn to brown the other side for another minute.
Drain on paper towels before serving if needed. Serve with mustard and sugar free ketchup.
I had a few scraps from the lavash bread. I just saved those & plan to make chips out of that in the air fryer or oven.
How Many THM Pigs N A Blanket Can I Eat?
These little babies are so tempting you may be wondering how many you can eat in a meal.
Trim Healthy Mama allows 1/2 of a Joseph’s Lavash in a meal. You could wrap more than two dogs in 1/2 of a lavash, but I found two to be very satisfying and filling for me.
Cost to Make THM Pigs In A Blanket
- 1/4 of a Lavash – $.16
- All beef Hot Dog – $0.64 (can do this cheaper if you use a less expensive hot dog)
- Shredded Cheese – $.06
- Olive Oil – $0.14 (makes multiple low carb pigs n a blanket)
The total cost to make a Joseph’s lavash bread low carb pigs in a blanket is exactly $1. Whoop Whoop! Cheap and easy lunch.
Who said THM can’t be done on a budget?
I ate two but since you can fry multiple in the same oil, my total lunch cost for the 2 crispy wrapped hot dogs was only around $1.22. Can’t go grab fast food for that!
Need more quick & cheap THM lunches? Try this Rotisserie chicken made into 5 Lunches
- 1/4 Joseph's Lavash Bread
- 1 All Beef Hot Dog
- 1-2 TBSP Shredded Cheese
- 1-2 TBSP Olive Oil (for Frying)
- Place 1-2 Tablespoons of olive oil in a skillet and heat to medium.
- Heat the desired number of hot dogs in the microwave to warm them most of the way through. If you skip this step, your bread will be ready and your hot dog will still be cold.
- Cut the Lavash bread in fourths.
- Using one of the 1/4 segments, place a hot dog on the bread.
- Place 1-2 tablespoons of shredded cheese next to the hot dog.
- Roll the bread until the hot dog is completely covered. Repeat for the number of pigs n a blanket that you want to make.
- Place the wrapped dogs into the hot skillet and cook for one minute. Using tongs, flip the dogs and cook for another minute.
- The pigs in a blanket are done when all sides are lightly browned and the cheese inside is melted.
- Serve with mustard and sugar free ketchup.