September 19, 2017
A great way to add apples to any lunch with minimal surface exposure so browning doesn’t show! More tips on this are below.
Ham, Apple & Cheese Wrap
Ham and cheese apple wraps are a delicious combination of savory and sweet that you can pack in the lunchbox or serve for a high-protein snack!
I’ve made grilled ham & cheese sandwiches for years, but these apple wraps are a low-carb version that’s light and satisfying with crunchy, tangy-sweet flavors.
These apple wraps can be prepared the night before and packed into lunch containers along with a boiled egg for additional protein, whole-grain crackers, veggies, and hummus for dipping.
What is in Ham & Cheese Apple Wraps
With basic staples, you can make these crunchy wraps for an easy lunch you pack in a breeze.
Here’s what you need:
- Apple: slice it at home or purchase pre-sliced apples.
- Deli ham: or deli turkey, whichever you have on the fridge.
- Cheese: any cheese that pairs well with fruit. My favorites are Gouda, Cheddar, and Colby Jack.
How to pack Ham & Cheese Apple Wraps for Lunch
Pack this healthy lunch in 5 minutes following this step-by-step so everything will stay fresh, crunchy, and neat until lunchtime.
Here is how I made these wraps:
- Slice the ham
On a cutting board, place a slice of ham and slice it in half lengthwise.
- Add apple and cheese
Place an apple slice on top of the ham, on one end, and a thin slice of cheese on top of the apple slice.
- Make the wrap
Beginning by the apple end, roll the apple and cheese slices onto themselves to wrap them with the ham.
- Pack it for lunch!
Place each ham and cheese-wrapped apple slice inside a bento box or lunch container.
More of a visual learner? Check out this video:
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Can You Leave The Skins on The Apples?
Yes, apple skin has a lot of nutrients, so leaving it is the best way to take full advantage of this fruit’s benefits. If your kids don’t like apples with the skin on, you can peel them or buy them pre-sliced and peeled to save some time.
More tips for packing this lunch like a pro
Keep apples from turning brown
Keep apples from browning by brushing the slices with lemon juice after coring and slicing. You can also buy them already sliced and peeled or check all my tricks to prevent apples from turning brown.
When packing a bento with these wraps, it’s best to store them in their own compartment, separated from crackers. This way, the moisture from the ham won’t make any dry ingredients soggy. If you include a dip, like Ranch or hummus, pack it in a small lidded container to prevent any leak. See my favorite lunchboxes for smaller kids here.
Ham & Cheese Apple Wraps | MOMables
- 1 green apple, peeled and sliced
- 3 ounces deli ham (about 3-4 thin slices)
- 2 ounces cheese, thinly sliced
- On a cutting board, place a slice of ham and slice it in half lengthwise.
- Place an apple slice on top of the ham, on one end, and a thin slice of cheese on top of the apple slice.
- Beginning by the apple end, roll the apple and cheese slices onto themselves to wrap them with the ham.
- Place each ham and cheese wrapped apple slice inside a bento box or lunch container.