Sandwiches can get boring – fast! And moms and dads are always looking for creative lunch ideas for school. A simple way to mix up your child’s lunchbox is 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.
Need some lunch wrap ideas? Look no further!
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.
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.
Feta and avocado make a cameo, along with hummus, shredded carrots, black beans and zucchini in this crunchy zucchini noodle wrap for Inspiralized, which is another vegetarian option for your kiddos.
Chicken and avocado are already a perfect combination. Add some Mexican cheese and cilantro to these chicken avocado wraps from Blog Chef and your taste buds will be dancing.
This post was originally published in 2014 and is updated regularly.