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Make Ahead Lunch Wraps

 

Make Ahead Lunch Wraps | Quick & Easy Lunch Idea | 5 Ingredients or Less | Food Made Simple | Meat

I don’t know how it works in your family, but in mine, school mornings are not our best time.  Try as we may to make them run smoothly, they are inevitably rushed and often stressful.  Truth be told, those busy hectic moments are definitely NOT when our best parenting happens!

But over the years both my husband and I have learned that the key to combating morning chaos–at least a little–is to prepare ahead as much as possible.  Following a Sunday Prep plan helps a lot, as does having a plan for quick & easy lunches that will come together fast.

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These make-ahead lunch wraps can be easily stored in the fridge for up to 3-5 days & can be customized to your child’s taste. My girls both really love hummus so we have opted for that rather then mayo. It also provides some extra protein into their diet, and adds flavor without being too soggy.  However, if your child doesn’t like hummus you could easily sub out the hummus for cream cheese instead!

We have found that these wraps stay fresh and and the veggies stay crisp and full of flavor all the way to day 5. If packing them in a lunch box be sure to include a freezer pack to keep everything cold until lunchtime!

Assemble the ingredients for these quick and easy, make-ahead wraps: deli meat, hummus, spinach, carrots and wraps.

Here is what you need:

1 17oz. container hummus (can also use cream cheese)
1 9oz bag baby spinach
1 1/2  lbs. sliced turkey meat
1 6oz bag matchstick carrots
10 tortillas shells
parchment paper

Prep: Cut 10 pieces of parchment paper large enough for each tortilla shell. Place one tortilla shell on a piece of parchment paper (lay diagonal).

Spread the tortilla or wrap with a layer of hummus. I find it's easier to spread with a spoon.

Step 1: Spoon one-two large tablespoon of hummus on to tortilla shell and spread out.

Layer thin slices of turkey on top of the hummus for your make-ahead wrap.

Step 2: Add 2-3 slices of turkey meat.

Add a layer of spinach and carrots to the middle of the wrap.

Step 3: Then add several baby spinach leaves and carrots to tortilla shell.

Roll the wrap, using parchment paper to get a tight roll, while folding in the ends like a burrito.

Step 4: Wrap in sides of tortilla shell and then roll, and wrap up in parchment paper and place in freezer bag. ( Be sure to label bag first)

Add the wraps to a freezer bag and label along with the date and instructions.

Step 5: Keep in fridge for 3-5 days. Perfect for lunch boxes or picnics.

These make-ahead wraps are delicious for lunches all week long. Pair with a piece of fruit and enjoy!

 

 

MAKE AHEAD LUNCH WRAPS

These make ahead lunch wraps are the perfect solution to lunch on the go.
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword Make Ahead Lunch Wraps
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 10 people

Ingredients

  • 1 17 oz container hummus
  • 1 9 oz bag baby spinach
  • 1 1/2 lbs sliced turkey meat
  • 1 6 6 oz bag matchstick carrots
  • 10 tortillas shells

Instructions

  1. Prep: Cut 10 pieces of parchment paper large enough for each tortilla shell. Place one tortilla shell on a piece of parchment paper.
  2. Spoon one-two large tablespoon of hummus on to tortilla shell and spread out.
  3. Add 2-3 slices of turkey meat.
  4. Then add several baby spinach leaves and carrots to tortilla shell.
  5. Wrap in sides of tortilla shell and then roll, and wrap up in parchment paper and place in freezer bag. ( Be sure to label bag first)

Recipe Notes

Keep in fridge for 3-5 days. Perfect for lunch boxes or picnics. Preparation time: 5-7 minutes. Number of servings (yield): 10.

 Share Your Thoughts: Do you have any variation ideas for your own lunch wrap creations?

Make ahead lunch wraps--a quick and delicious way to simplify your week.

8 Comments

  1. September 7 at 05:41PM

    Thanks for the great idea. I had not thought of doing wraps ahead of time. This is a great option to make ahead salads.

    • Ruth Soukup
      September 7 at 09:41PM

      They are so versatile and easy to prep! You can even have the kids help make them. 🙂

  2. September 8 at 02:49PM

    An even better idea than Mom or Dad doing all of the prep

  3. Tiffany
    September 9 at 03:38PM

    Yum! Thanks for sharing this. I definitely want to try this out for the kids and adults alike. 🙂

  4. Lynda
    September 9 at 06:20PM

    Love love this! Hubby and I are empty nesters now, but these wraps will be great to have in the fridge for that constant: “I’m hungry now, what is quick and healthy?!”
    Thanks so much!!!

  5. yachna
    April 20 at 04:23PM

    how long does it take for the wraps to defrost , do I take them out of freezer the night before and put it in fridge for school lunch please ?

  6. Shawni
    May 5 at 04:38PM

    When I tried this last week, my wraps were very soggy by the third day. Any tips to prevent this?

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