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.
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.
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
- Yield: 1 lunch 1x
- 1 large whole grain tortilla
- 1 tablespoon hummus
- Handful of spinach or field greens
- 2–3 slices deli turkey
- Shredded or matchstick carrots
- Place tortilla on a flat surface. Spread hummus, top with field greens, place turkey slices on top and sprinkle carrots over the turkey.
- 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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