Yummy food for your brood
Aug 22, 2014
Easy Lunch Wraps for School Lunches
Skip the bread and use tortillas to make one of these recipes for your kid's lunchbox
Sandwiches can get boring – fast! Mix it up in your child's lunchbox by making him or her a wrap once or twice a week. What's great about wraps is that you can use the same ingredients as you would a sandwich, or branch out. Use whatever leftovers like rice, beans, diced meat and shredded cheese that you have on hand from dinner to make a wrap using a flour tortilla. You can wrap the tortilla simply by rolling the tortilla from one side to the other. Or, fold the tortilla inward on both sides and then roll it up from the opposite side for a secure pocket with all the fixins' tucked inside. Wraps are so easy to make – and fun to eat – your child might just request one for lunch every day!
Enliven your child's ho-hum PB&J with new packaging – wrap it! This fruity peanut butter wrap from Jif includes diced apples, walnuts, banana, cinnamon, raisins and peanut butter – for a crunchy, sweet combination that makes for a kid-pleasing, filling lunch.
Ham and cheese gets a makeover in this savory ham wrap recipe from Taste of Home. The key to keeping this wrap together is a sauce made of mayo thinned with milk and seasoned with mustard, celery seed and a hint of sweetness. Add in ham, Swiss cheese, lettuce and tomatoes for a complete sandwich in a tortilla.
By the time you put in a bowl, dressing and a fork, packing a salad in your child's lunchbox is difficult. Try making a crunch salad & chicken wrap from Fresh for Kids instead. This hand-held meal includes all the salad ingredients – no bowl needed!
Use leftovers from dinner to make these grilled chicken wraps from Kraft. Roll up shredded chicken, cheese, barbecue sauce and tomatoes in a flour tortilla. You can grill the wrap and then cool it before wrapping it in aluminum foil and placing into your child's lunchbox or just skip grilling and place it in cold. For kids who like a little spice this wrap is perfect.
Spread a layer of ranch dressing or blue cheese on a flour tortilla before adding thinly sliced deli meat for this recipe for cheesy roast beef wraps from Land O Lakes. Add chopped onion, tomato and salad greens before rolling – or keep it simple and use just the dressing and roast beef.
There's no need for meat in wraps. This veggie wrap recipe from Betty Crocker stuffs a flour tortilla with sliced bell pepper, mushrooms, cucumber, green onions and lettuce all held in place with cream cheese and shredded Jack cheese.