July 5, 2018
Are you stuck in a sandwich-packing rut? No worries! These 8 healthy wraps for school lunch are made with fresh foods that easily come together.
If there’s one lunch item my kids get sick of really quick, it’s sandwiches. Sure, they love the classic turkey & cheese or PB&J every now and then, but then they want something else.
Wraps are the perfect way to add some variety to your lunches without spending a ton of time packing. They’re a great way to fill your kids up with veggies, healthy protein, and good fats.
Simply grab your favorite wrap or wrap alternative and stuff it with your favorite fillings. If you need a grain-free wrap, we always have a few packs of these coconut wraps around the house and I sometimes make my own paleo tortillas too. They’re so good, you won’t even know that they are grain-free!
Here at MOMables, I have all sorts of easy and delicious lunch ideas for packing to school or enjoying at home, but over time we all get into a rut and need some inspiration.
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Now, back the wraps, the real MVP. Making a wrap is the easiest, not to mention, yummy way to cure any lunch burnout. You can pack a variety of protein, veggies, and healthy fats into one, delicious, hand-held lunch.
Let’s get to the recipes!
Healthy Lunch Wrap Ideas
One thing to love about wraps is how versatile they can be. If you find an ingredient you don’t have on hand or your picky eaters don’t like you can swap it for a better alternative, like deli ham for turkey or last night grilled chicken. Don’t like spinach, opt for chopped lettuce or no green at all, you get the picture.
These healthy wraps for school lunch are also grown-up friendly! This means, that you can enjoy these at the office or kitchen table. Better yet, they are the perfect wrap for teenagers because they aren’t “kiddy” they’re just delicious.
And if you’re looking for more healthy lunch ideas to feed your teen or pack for yourself, the lunch ideas in the video are a perfect fit.
Can You Make a Grain-Free Lunch Wrap
You can make any wrap grain-free by using coconut wraps or grain-free tortillas, like these which are made with cassava and coconut flour.
If you want to make your own grain-free wraps, I have a recipe for regular grain-free tortillas that hold a lot of ingredients and pack well in a lunchbox.
For a gluten-free version, these homemade spinach tortillas are made with real spinach and gluten-free flour. They also taste amazing filled with grilled chicken, fresh lettuce, and a balsamic vinaigrette.
How to Pack Wraps for Lunch
One of the biggest concerns about packing wraps for lunch is them getting too soggy before it’s time to eat. I’ve run into this problem quite a few times and luckily learned a few tricks to make sure that doesn’t happen.
Go easy on the “wet” ingredients.
Items like chopped tomatoes, salsa, pickles, dressings, etc. should be used in minimal amounts. In fact, for wraps that I plan to pack in a lunch bag, I opt to use spreads like hummus or pesto instead of a dressing.
Wrap in a paper towel or plastic wrap
A paper towel can help absorb any moisture, and plastic wrap keeps everything intact.
Pack wraps/sandwiches in a container
Food often finds a way of getting smashed in a zip/plastic bag. It’s best to be safe and pack items such as wraps and sandwiches in something more sturdy like lunch containers.
Well, I don’t know about you but I’m getting hungry so let’s wrap this up and go make lunch! ;)
Healthy Wraps for School Lunches
Turkey Hummus Wrap
- ¼ cup hummus
- 2 large spinach tortillaz , or regular flour tortillas
- 6 slices deli turkey
- ¼ cup shredded Cheddar or Colby Jack cheese
- ½ cup matchstick carrots
- Shredded lettuce
- Spread the hummus over each tortilla and layer each with sliced turkey, cheese, carrots, and lettuce. Fold and roll tightly. Leave whole or slice in half before packing into lunch containers.