No matter how clever you get with your nut butter and jam, the sandwich routine can get stale pretty quickly. Shake up your back-to-school (or work) lunch options by swapping out bread for tortillas*. Here are a few filling suggestions to get you rolling. And then keep the cylindrical theme going with Kelsey’s homemade fruit leathers. That’s a wrap!
Bacon-Hummus Roll-Ups: Hummus with carrots and cucumbers is no ultra-creative concept. But these roll-ups take the idea a bit further by tucking them into bread with slices of crisp bacon (pictured above). The meal should keep for four hours. If you’re serving vegetarians, try this hummus-grilled vegetable alternative.
Caribbean Wrap: Mango and black beans turn this chicken wrap into a tropical lunch that’ll make you feel like you’re still on vacation.
Pepperoni Pizza Wrap: Got a toaster oven? If so, you’d be silly not to try this portable cousin to the classic slice. Watching your waistline? You’re in luck: It calls for a high-fiber tortilla, light string cheese and turkey pepperoni, so it’s relatively healthy.
Grilled Steak Wrap: For the record, this steak is beer-marinated, so perhaps not ideal for under-age eaters. But if you’re packing a lunch for yourself, the cucumber-yogurt sauce and paprika-spiced meat make for a cool meat-lovers’ lunch.
*Or that one up top in the prominent photo that’s actually some cleverly rolled cylindrical bread…
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Weelicious: Easy School Lunches
Virtually Homemade: Brown Bag Pumpkin Chocolate Bars
Back to (Cooking) School: How to Make Quail
Dishin & Dishes: Kid Size Caprese Salad in Five Minutes
FN Dish: Load Up the Kids’ Lunchboxes for Back-to-School