This idea was in direct response to the toddler saying he “did not like sandwiches” in his lunch anymore. Who can blame him? Five days of a ham and cheese on whole wheat can get old. *sigh* What's a mom to do? Never did I think I'd have a hard time coming up with ideas for his lunch box! It's hard enough not being able to send him with a PB&J or even a handful of peanuts as an easy protein source (his school is a peanut free zone), but now he's taking sandwiches off the table too! (Note: I'm planning a lunch box ideas post soon!)
So, like usual, take this idea and run with it! Use a tortilla or even a rolled out slice of bread! Fill it with your favorite veggies and shred or slice them. Even skip the mustard in the roll and serve to your kids on the side as a dipping sauce with chopsticks! Whatever works!
Here's how I made the ones pictured (which was my lunch today, by the way!)
- ½ slice of Lavash bread (I use because it's square, If you can't find it, try flat out bread or a tortilla would work too!)
- 1 laughing cow cheese wedge
- squirt of honey mustard
- 3 slices of thin sliced turkey breast
- 1 slice then sliced lean ham
- 3 slices of turkey pepperoni
- 5-6 baby spinach leaves with the stems removed
- 2 baby carrots shredded
Smear he cheese and mustard on the bread and then start layering the ingredients as seen in the pictures. Notice I leave about 2 inches on the end “free”. As you roll the fillings will squish outwards.
Roll as tightly as you can. Cut chunks with a serrated knife (more like lightly saw through as to not squish). I normally cut the very end off to get a flat edge.
Have FUN! ;~)
|Servings||Amt per Serving|
|186||6g||3g||old: 4||new: 5|