Healthy Lunch Idea: Crunchy Turkey Pinwheels

Packing a school lunch daily can be a daunting job, and so can be coming up with new ways to get our kids to eat veggies. However, what I love about these crunchy turkey pinwheels is that they help me get out of the sandwich rut and they are a great vessel for more veggies inside the lunchbox.

these crunchy turkey and veggie pinwheels are a healthy school lunch idea!

Establishing a lunch-making routine is very important. I pack nearly all of our lunches the night before since I have found that it consistently saves me time in the morning, and it helps me pack a healthier lunchbox.

Luckily, these crunchy turkey pinwheels are easy to make ahead of time, and they will be ready waiting for you to slice up in the morning while waiting for the cup of coffee to kick in. Oh wait, that’s me.

Yes, at night, even when I’m tired I manage to pack lots of fresh foods because should the morning not go smoothly, the chances of packing “whatever I can find” or giving one of my kids lunch money are high; especially when I haven’t had enough coffee.

For me, creating a weekly meal plan is a big part of having fresh and healthy food available when it’s time to pack lunches. Another really important part of the equation is making a commitment to make the lunches daily.

packing a lunchbox the night before on the counter


assemble everything on the counter for speedier lunchboxes

I will continue to help you come up with fresh lunch and easy meals your family will love.

What are some of your favorite things to pack inside a lunch box? Do you have any awesome kitchen tips that make lunch packing easier you want to share?

Healthy Crunchy Turkey Pinwheels

these crunchy turkey and veggie pinwheels are a healthy school lunch idea!
  • Author: Laura Fuentes
  • Yield: 1 lunch 1x


  • 1 large whole grain tortilla
  • 1 tablespoon hummus
  • Handful of spinach or field greens
  • 23 slices deli turkey
  • Shredded or matchstick carrots


  1. Place tortilla on a flat surface. Spread hummus, top with field greens, place turkey slices on top and sprinkle carrots over the turkey.
  2. Beginning on one end, roll tortilla tightly. Slice in half, and then in one-inch pieces.


You can make the wrap the night before, refrigerate, and reserve slicing into pinwheels prior to packing the lunchbox in the morning.
Make this gluten-free by using a gluten free tortilla. Make these paleo/grain-free by using coconut wraps (paleo wraps).

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413 thoughts on “Healthy Lunch Idea: Crunchy Turkey Pinwheels”

  1. Susan says:

    Candied Ginger is a fun and tasty addition in a lunch box.

  2. Haley Nguyen says:

    My favorite items to put into a lunch box are, any type of wrap, carrots with hummus, and fruit. I would like to win this lunchbox so I could be ready for school! 🙂

  3. Rachel says:

    Thanks for the tip! I love to pack all different kinds of wraps in my kids lunches!

  4. Talia B. says:

    We don’t have to pack lunches often, so sandwiches, or meat and cheese, fruit, veggies, and whatever homemade baked good I have laying around often go in out lunchbox.

  5. Deja says:

    One of the best lunch tips I can think of is using leftovers. It’s quick, easy, and you don’t have to worry about the leftovers spoiling later in the week.

  6. Holly says:

    This would be really neat! Try to add fun bright colors to their lunches with napkins straws silverware etc.

  7. Melissa says:

    My kids love meatballs.

  8. Tracy says:

    I like the idea of using a vegetable peeler to be able to fit more veggies in wraps. Thanks for sharing! One trick I do with my wraps is roll them up in aluminum foil. Then, when I need to eat them on the run I can peel a circle layer off of the foil at a time as I eat down the wrap. It keeps the wrap together, minimizes a mess, and is easy for on-the-go. The lunchbox you’re featuring looks like a great tool to help pack healthy lunches with a variety of fruits and veggies. Thanks for all you do and share!

  9. Lisa Marz says:

    My kids like cheese and turkey wraps and tortellini in a thermos.

  10. Kelli says:

    I usually pack sandwiches or hot soups in a thermos. I really want to try some more interesting food ideas though.

  11. nicole says:

    My favorite kitchen tool are those silicon muffin liners. I use them to portion out small amounts of different foods. My kids love it. It’s like homemade lunchables. Put the same stuff on a plate and they’re not interested, put it in muffin cups and they love it! Kids 🙂

  12. Tracy Green says:

    Hi Laura. What is the item in the upper left of the lunch container? Some kind of cheese? Coconut? Cookies? I can’t tell what it is. 🙂 Cannot wait to pack my daughter this lunch. She will LOVE it!

    1. Laura Fuentes says:

      It was dehydrated coconut. Enjoy!

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