All you need to create this box is a few slices of deli meat, tortilla, and snacks- the rest is a breeze, and I’ll show you how to assemble it, so everything stays fresh.
Easy Ham Roll-Ups
Rolling up deli cuts like ham is a great idea for the lunchbox- in this way, they’re easy to eat, and you can pack them bento-style with other fresh ingredients. It’s just a smorgasbord of healthy finger foods kids love.
No need to worry about the tortilla going soggy either; these are made with only two ingredients and stay intact. You can also roll them up with sliced cheese, which makes a yummy and protein-rich variation.
Of course, these can be recreated with deli turkey, roast beef, or prosciutto- but ham is a popular option and something that’s always in the fridge.
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What is in this Ham Roll-Ups Lunchbox
There are so many variations on how to pack these ham-roll ups for lunch; this one includes:
- deli ham: or any deli meat you prefer.
- tortilla: small flour tortillas work perfectly!
- crisp veggies: for fiber and nutrients. Add a mini sauce container filled with hummus or ranch dressing.
- Fruit: this lunch is packed with fresh strawberries and sliced apples.
Want to bulk up this bento? Go for it! Think of the roll-ups as the ” main entree”, with the rest of the snacks or “sides” being items you know your child will love and what you have on hand.
Check out this fun sandwich roll up lunchbox in this short video!
How to Pack Ham Roll-Ups for Lunch
Below I’ll show you how to pack ham roll-ups in the lunchbox, as well as tips on what you’d do if you wanted to include dry ingredients like snack bites, cracker, and chips.
Here is how I packed this lunch:
Wash and slice the fruit. If you are packing lunches ahead of time, learn how to prevent the apple slices from browning in the lunchbox here.
- Roll up
Place the ham onto the tortilla and tightly roll it up. Cut the roll into 1-inch rounds, and add them to the lunch container along with any crackers or chips.
- How to arrange things
Pack the fruit and veggies into separate compartments, so the tortilla and dry snacks don’t absorb any moisture.
- Prepare for take-off
Close the lunch container and pack it into a lunch bag with an ice pack.
A compartmentalized lunch container is a great helper when it comes to packed lunches with variety. You’ll find a few of my favorite options here.
More tips for packing this bento box like a pro
Wash and slice veggies and fruit ahead, and store them in a lidded container in the fridge. This way, you can add them to different lunches and snack boxes whenever you need them. To prevent pears from browning, prep the bento box ahead of time and slice pears in the morning, just before packing the bento in the lunch bag.
Keep it fresh
Keep these roll-ups fresh by storing them in the fridge in an airtight container up to two days ahead.
Add a dip
Dips and sauces are great to add nutrition while the kids enjoy dipping veggies. Whether they prefer hummus, Ranch dressing, or another sauce, be sure to pack it in a small leak-proof container to prevent any mess.
Ham Roll-Ups Lunchbox
- 2 ounces sliced deli ham
- 1 8-inch flour tortilla
- 5-6 fresh strawberries, quartered
- 1 small apple, sliced
- ½ cup carrot chips
- Wash and slice the fruit.
- Place the ham onto the tortilla and roll it up before slicing it into 1-inch rounds.
- Pack the roll-ups into a lunch container. Fill the remaining compartments with the fruit and veggies.
- Close the lid and place the lunchbox in a lunch bag with an ice pack.