By this time of the school year, we tend to hit a rut in the lunch department.
Packing lunches Monday through Friday can be a little monotonous. Sandwiches are our go-to, so when we run out of combinations of ingredients to go on the bread, it’s time to switch things up!
Meet the roll-up! You can make a roll-up out of just about anything.
Today we’re going to show you how to make two roll-ups with a tortilla and two roll-ups with lunch meat (a great gluten-free option).
And hey, the roll-ups are a perfect idea for those times you forgot to buy bread at the store. Not that it’s ever happened in our house.
Lettuce Wrap with Lunch Meat
The key to wrapping with lettuce is to take out the stalk in the middle (the rib). Use a paring knife and cut on both side to remove it. This will help the lettuce roll up nicely.
You’ll want to overlap the lettuce where you cut out the stalk, so ingredients aren’t falling out. Layer a piece of lunch meat on top of the lettuce and a bit of your favorite condiment.
Start at the bottom and roll to the other side. You can secure it with a toothpick if needed.
Lunch Meat Wrap with Vegetables
This time we’re using the lunch meat as the wrap. Julienne your favorite vegetables to go inside. For this one, we chose carrots and cucumbers for a nice crunch.
Start at one side and roll to the other. Secure with a toothpick. Of course, if you have a smaller child, remove the toothpick before they start eating it.
Peanut Butter and Jelly Roll-up
The idea here is pretty simple. Spread peanut butter (we love the natural version) and your favorite jam in a thin layer on the tortilla.
Start at one end and roll it to the other end. Cut down the center for two pieces in the lunch. Or you can cut them in 2″ sections to make pretty pinwheels.
Peanut Butter and Banana Roll-up
Again, spread the thin layer of peanut butter on your tortilla and layer small pieces of banana on top. If you want more of a dessert-tasting roll-up, you can drizzle honey or sprinkle on some cinnamon sugar. Roll it up and cut it up!
Have fun experimenting with different types of ingredients and different items for the ‘wrap.’ The sky’s the limit!
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