Lunch is an important meal for kids. They get a pick-me-up in the middle of the day in order to keep going. One way to get them to eat a healthy lunch is with sandwich wraps.
Wraps are the newest trend in lunchbox sandwiches. They have put something interesting back into lunch. And, with so many other high-calorie foods to choose from in many lunch cafeterias, they are a way to keep kids eating well.
The Benefits of Wrap Sandwiches
Kids love to eat with their hands, even when they get older. A wrap sandwich is easy to make and even easier to eat. You can cut them small so they are more like pinwheel sandwiches. Or, keep them in two pieces for less mess.
There are a variety of breads to use with wrap sandwiches. One of the most common is tortillas. Choose from corn, flour or whole wheat.
If that doesn’t meet your taste needs, try pita bread. Pitas are great for smaller kids because they keep everything contained for them. Just cut a pita in half. Now you have two nice pockets ready to be filled with all sorts of foods.
You can also use flatbread. For someone who wants to add more flavor, you can choose from plain, sundried tomato, spinach and whole wheat – to name a few.
Kids can have a cold or hot lunch if they prefer. For wraps that need to be heated, don’t forget to place a container in their lunch for that purpose. But, mostly, wraps can be eaten cold and enjoyed for a quick nourishing meal.
Wrap sandwiches allow kids to be the masters of their own lunch meal. They can pick out their own fillings and put the sandwich together at school. Separate each food item to avoid mess and then let them wow their friends at the lunch table as they create a sandwich that is uniquely theirs.
Wrap Sandwich Ideas
You can put together a ton of combinations so that your child doesn’t have to eat the same thing twice if they don’t want to. Here are a few ideas for you to present to your kids for sandwich combinations.
* Chicken breast and tomato
* Roasted turkey and lettuce
* BLT (bacon/lettuce/tomato)
* Mac ‘n cheese and bacon
* Beef strips and veggies
* Bologna and cheese
* Chicken salad
These are a few combinations that you kids might find good for their wrap sandwich. If you are adding sauces like mayonnaise or salad dressing to the sandwich, place it in a small container instead of on the wrap. This avoids the soggy bread syndrome at lunchtime.
When school begins, save yourself some money with new exciting lunch ideas like wrap sandwiches.