It was bound to happen: Summer is coming to a close, and back-to-school preparations are in full swing. As we buy new backpacks and lunchboxes, we also have to figure out what we’re going to fill them with. But never fear — your kids’ lunches are about to get much more portable, all thanks to delicious and healthy wraps. Get ready to kick the peanut butter and jelly sandwich to the curb.
Wraps are a fun way to experiment with new flavors, and they’re easily customizable. We’ve collected 10 wrap recipes that you can play around with based on your little ones’ preferences. I’ve included some optional items you can add to personalize them.
Want to get even more creative and playful with your kid’s lunches? Try slicing the wraps into bite-sized “sushi” pieces or adding extra dipping sauces. One of my fondest memories as a kid were Lunchables, which let children build their own lunches. You can recreate the Lunchables experience by including taco-sized tortillas and keeping the rest of the ingredients separate so your kids can assemble their own wraps at school. Involving kids in the process of making their foods is a proven method for getting them to try new things. So involve them in the kitchen at home or let them pick out their own ingredients at the store. We’re all hoping for empty lunchboxes when they come home — here are 11 wrap recipes that your kids will devour!
Adobo Chicken and Pineapple Wrap
Chicken or pork make these adobo wraps a fantastically delicious and unique lunch option. Also, adobo gets better as it sits longer, so leftovers are a perfect ingredient. “To get an authentic adobo taste, I would advise using Filipino vinegar and soy sauce, which you can find in an Asian supermarket” says special contributor Malou Perez-Nievera. For the Adobo Chicken and Pineapple Wrap recipe, click here.
Apple Cinnamon Wrap
Most people think of wraps as savory. Why not mix it up and use them as a vessel for something sweet? This apple cinnamon wrap is easy to make and very tasty. If you want to add to it to make a sweet and savory option, you can use sliced turkey as well! For the Apple Cinnamon Wrap recipe, click here.