Want to make your kids a lunch that’s delicious and that they’ll actually want to eat, but don’t want to go with another boring sandwich? A wrap is a fabulous alternative! Check out five ideas that kids will love!
A few tips before we get to the wraps. First, if you want to cut back on carbs, you can use lettuce or a tortilla for the wrap. Second, you can swap out or eliminate different ingredients in these ideas to appease picky eaters. The best thing about a wrap is that there really are no rules! Here are some kid-friendly wraps to try.
5 Kid-Friendly Wraps for Back to School Lunches
Peanut Butter, Jelly, and Banana
Just about every kid loves peanut butter sandwiches! My son prefers peanut butter and fluff, but my cousin lived on PB&J when he was little. Literally. He ate it at every meal.This wrap isn’t all that different from their favorite sandwich, except that it has a bit of extra nutrition. Start with your kids’ favorite type of tortilla, then spread peanut butter on the inside. Add a layer of jelly, jam or preserves (we prefer jam), then some sliced banana. Roll it up, and it’s good to go!
Make your kids a burrito out of leftovers! Some people call this a trash wrap because you’re using leftovers that otherwise would be tossed away, like the last bit of shredded chicken mix or those few little carrots left in the bag. Basically, not enough to make a full meal alone, but perfect for mixing together and stuffing in a burrito! Just go through your fridge and I bet you’ll find plenty of different ways to make this wrap.
Getting kids to eat a salad is definitely a challenge, but put all of the same ingredients into a fun tortilla shell and they’ll gobble it up! While you can turn just about any type of salad into a wrap, I love the idea of a chef’s salad. Just add lettuce, tomato, cheese, different luncheon meats, and pieces of hard-boiled egg.
Egg Avocado Wrap
Try putting together a breakfast-style wrap with a spinach tortilla and breakfast goodies inside. You can go with scrambled eggs, shredded cheddar cheese, sliced avocado, and a yummy salsa. This is really nutritious, fun to eat, and very delicious. You can also include any other veggies inside that your kids enjoy eating, such as bell peppers, onions, or even some asparagus.
Fruit and cheese wrap
Even the pickiest kids that I know love at least one type of fruit and one type of cheese. With a little luck, they’ll actually go together in a wrap. I am fascinated by the combination of apple and cheddar, but you can try other fruits and cheeses, too! Maybe pear and swiss? Or kiwi, strawberry, and cream cheese? Even raspberries and sweet cream cheese! To sweeten it, just add a little honey and whip it together.
Even if your kids don’t love these ideas, you can spin off from them and create millions of other wraps! You can put almost anything in a soft tortilla shell! Just use your imagination!
These are really good ideas.
The Peanut butter and jelly and banana wrap is one that my kids would love to have for lunch. I will have to make this wrap and I love having wraps for lunch. They are easy to make.
Great ideas for my son. He will really love the peanut butter & banana one. Thank you, will give us more choices.
My son loves wraps! He will eat them with just about anything or nothing at all! Thank you for the great ideas!
I love those trash wraps. What a great way to avoid throwing out leftovers.
These look great. Not juatbfornthw kids but for me as well. Thanks for sharing, will be great to switch up lunches.
You can do so many different things with wraps for breakfast, lunch, and supper. My family loves scrambled eggs, bacon, and cheese in a wrap for breakfast. You can usually make something -pretty quick and easy with wraps.
While I just browsing your blog and found this article. I am very happy to learn so many great ideas for simple and easy meals.
I am always looking for new ideas to make for lunch for my preschooler. I’ve never made her a wrap. I think she will like the egg and avacado the best. I will make her that next week. 🙂
These are nice ideas. I love the egg and avocado wrap idea, as it doesn’t make for a good regular sandwich with the avocado.
When thinking about what I need to buy for groceries for my granddaughter’s school lunches, these wraps are right up her alley. Thank you for the great suggestion as school lunches just are not what they used to be.
so healthy to eat
My granddaughter would love these lunch
I pack lunches every morning. These are great ideas!
These are some great ideas for lunch. My granddaughters pack their lunch for school and would really enjoy all of these ideas!
This is not just a great recipe but also healthy for the kids. Perfect for the mom who loves making bento snack box.
I really like these ideas. The only problem is I might eat them before they ever make it into anyone’s lunch, lol.