Who doesn’t love having easy, healthy lunches ready to go? This little “recipe” is simple but delicious, and it’s great to sneak some veggies into kids’ diets.
There are so many variations of this recipe. My mother-in-law makes “Party Pinwheels,” an easy appetizer, and that is what originally gave me the idea. My version is a little healthier, with more protein and fresh veggies. Switch out the cream cheese to cut out the spice for picky eaters.
To start, choose the tortillas based on your health goals. For my daughter, I went with Mission Gluten-Free tortillas, and for my boys, I used Mission Carb Balance tortillas with extra protein and fiber. I love Joseph’s Lavash Bread for myself because it’s half the calories and makes a larger wrap.
The steps are simple: Cover the tortillas with JalapeÃ±o cream cheese spread, making sure to go to the edges. Be generous with the cream cheese, because this is what makes them delicious! Also, if you’re not a fan of jalapeÃ±o, substitute with chive and onion or plain cream cheese.
Next, sprinkle on diced bell pepper, finely chopped spinach, and a little shredded cheddar cheese.
Add a slice of turkey — for larger wraps, I use two slices.
Cut several sheets of wax paper larger than the tortillas. Tightly roll and press the tortillas, and then roll them in wax paper, twisting the ends to secure them. The tighter you roll the tortillas and wraps, the better.
Place the rolls in the refrigerator overnight (preferable) or at least for an hour or so. This allows them to hold together when you slice them.
Before serving, slice the rolls vertically with a sharp knife into 1/2 inch sections.
Remove the wax paper, and tell the kids they’re having “sushi” for lunch. Watch them disappear.
Here’s a printable PDF version of this recipe:
Let me know if you try these! I’d love to know how they turned out.