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Ham and Cheese Apple Wraps

Ham, cheese, apple wraps…oh my! Who knew that these three classic ingredients would make such a delicious combination and are perfect for packing in the lunchbox or as a healthy snack!

Ham Cheese Apple Wraps - MOMables.com

We love simple recipe ideas like this one for school lunches. They help add variety to any lunchbox, just like in our school lunch plans.

As you can see from the video, making this delicious snack box or school lunch is easy!

The lunchboxes we used in the video are EasyLunchboxes and if you are looking to add a new lunchbox to your packing routine, check out our Top 5 Lunchboxes we recommend.

These ham, cheese, and apple wraps are the perfect lunchbox builder. They are gluten-free, grain-free and full of protein.

To make this lunch more substantial, add a boiled egg for additional protein, whole-grain crackers, additional veggies and dip… and you are set!

I know you are going to love the tart and juicy sweetness of the apples with the savory cheese and ham combination.

So what do you think? Are you a fan of the ham, cheese, and apple combination? I know we are!

Ham & Cheese Apple Wraps

4.5 from 4 reviews

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  • Cuisine: Lunch

Ingredients

  • Apple slices
  • Deli ham (thinly sliced)
  • Cheddar cheese, thickly sliced and cut into triangles

Instructions

  1. Arrange a piece of cheddar cheese on one apple wedge.
  2. Wrap ham around the middle of the apple and cheese.

Notes

To keep the apples from browning, brush the slices with lemon juice after coring and slicing.

These Ham and Cheese Apple Wraps are the perfect afterschool snack. They also pack well as a lunch with some extra fruit and veggies. Watch how easy they are to make!

2 healthy school lunch made of a turkey & veggie wrap, fresh fruit and cheese

3 Tips for Packing School Lunches Like a Pro

Whether it’s your first time making school lunches or the summer wasn’t long enough to get a break from packing food daily, you know that kids need to eat a variety of foods to get the nutrition they need to grow.

Related: Top 5 Lunchboxes We’ve Tested

Here is how you can add variety and simplify the lunch making process without spending an eternity in the kitchen.

  1. Start with a compartmentalized lunch container.

If you are a beginner and just want to get started, look for a container with three compartments. This way, you have fewer compartments to fill, and each will have their nutritional purpose. The more compartments, the more items you’ll need to fill, so start simple.

healthy school lunch made of a turkey & veggie wrap, fresh fruit and cheese

Learn how to pack healthy school lunches that your kids will love!

Not only do kids love “compartments” but a divided container also allows you to separate the “wet” foods from the “dry” foods. Make sure you look for one that is leak proof if you plan on sending things like yogurt or apple sauce.

The largest section will hold the main item. This can be a wrap, a pinwheel (a wrap cut into 1-inch pieces), salad, a sandwich, or even food skewered through a bento-pick.

The second compartment can hold either fruit or veggies, cut into bite sized pieces.

The third and smallest compartment can hold either fruit or veggies if you didn’t pack it in the other two, or a dip. A treat can be something as simple as fruit or an energy bite.

baked veggie falafels school lunch with veggies and yogurt tzatziki sauce

  1. Add Color.

Lunchboxes with a variety of colors and textures have a lot more eye appeal. Colorful (real) foods have a lot of nutrition, so the more you can pack in there, the better.

Add both color and nutrition by packing baby carrots, cut celery, and cherry tomatoes, for example. Other veggies that hold up well in a lunch box are broccoli, cauliflower, radishes, frozen peas, edamame, and sliced cucumbers. Try sending a little hummus or dip with the veggies for more interaction.

Adding fruit to the lunch box is another terrific way to add color. Blueberries, strawberries, apple slices, and kiwi are all great options. Do your kids love watermelon? Send that too, but make sure the compartment is sealed since it tends to release juices.

turkey and hummus pinwheels with yogurt, almonds and fruit salad

  1. Revamp those leftovers!

If it was a winner for dinner it’s a winner for lunch.

Leftover grilled chicken can be revamped into an awesome wrap, leftovers from taco night can easily be re-created into a taco salad, and meatballs can either be skewered or sent inside a thermos.

Most parents worry too much about the temperature of the food when in reality, kids rarely eat their food hot! Lunch is as much about socializing with friends as it is about actually eating the food so just make sure you pack the right utensils and you are good to go!

If you don’t have the brain power or energy left to come up with a different lunch every day and have been packing a turkey sandwich forever, here are 5 different ways to use up turkey throughout the week that incorporate today’s tips.

What do you struggle most when packing a school lunch?

For more videos like this one to help you add variety to your meals, visit MOMables’ YouTube Channel and subscribe. 

 

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