Mix up the lunch menu with these easy lunch wraps. They’re each fast to make, use straightforward ingredients that are easy to find, and can be made in minutes.
Whenever my kids decide they no longer want a sandwich, or I’m out of bread, we turn to wraps. These ideas are easy to make with tortillas (any type you prefer) or flatbread and can be packed for lunch or served at home.
They make an easy dinner idea, too!
Ingredients You Need
To make these ideas, you’ll need ingredients including:
- Wraps: You can use flour or whole wheat tortillas or flatbread. You can also use a gluten-free option. Typically, all of these options are easier to roll when they are room temperature or slightly warm, verses cold.
- Condiments: Spreads including peanut butter or sunflower seed butter, mayo, mustard, guacamole, cream cheese or another preferred spread help the wrap hold together when you roll it up. You’ll want one of these in the mix.
- Protein filling: Filling such as turkey, ham, chicken salad, tuna salad, Wild Salmon Salad, hummus, cheese, peanut butter, sunflower seed butter, and more can provide a filling base in a wrap.
- Produce filling: This is optional, but you can include a fruit or a veggie in the wrap, too, for additional flavor and texture.
Here’s the basic instructions for how to make a lunch wrap. Scroll down to the end of the post for the full information.
- Lay your wrap out on a clean cutting board or work surface. If it’s not at room temperature, heat it for 5-10 seconds on a heat-safe plate in the microwave.
- Add the condiment or spread of choice.
- Add the protein and produce filling(s) of choice. (I add them to one side so I can more easily roll it up without the filling being pushed out the other side.)
- Roll up and cut in half or into spirals.
Wrap Recipes to Try
Below are some of our favorite easy wraps to serve for lunch or dinner for the entire family.
Try these easy wraps for kids as an easy lunch or meal when you want to change up the usual sandwich options. Nutrition info will vary according to the ingredients you use.
You can customize the middle of this with condiments and veggies your kids prefer. You can also just leave the veggies out.
Roll up a few simple ingredients to make this delicious Turkey Wrap recipe in minutes. It’s a great lunch wrap for home or school, and you can easily adjust the ingredients to suit the preferences of your child. This makes one wrap, so scale up as desired.
Use store-bought hummus to keep this quick and easy, or try homemade hummus if you prefer.
Quickly combine a few simple ingredients to make a really yummy lunch wrap. This recipe makes one wrap, so increase the serving size as necessary.
Try to roll this tightly so that the banana sticks to the nut or seed butter. This works with peanut, almond, or sunflower seed butter.
Banana Sushi is a seriously fun and fast lunch for kids—that’s filling too! Plus: You only need three nutritious ingredients to make this lunch.
Bean Roll Ups
Use canned or homemade refried beans to make these easy taco roll-ups.
This makes 6 rolled up tacos, so you can adjust this as needed for your family. Taste the refried beans before you make the roll ups and adjust the salt and/or cumin if needed. You can also serve the ingredients in separate bowls and let your family serve themselves.
Use a soft sandwich bread and warm it slightly if you have any issues rolling it flat.
Pair a soft sandwich bread with your filling of choice to make this easy toddler lunch or school lunch. You can even make them the night before.
How to Store
Wraps are usually best served soon after making (or at least on the same day). To store for up to a day or two, wrap tightly in plastic wrap or another reusable airtight wrap and store in the fridge.
Best Tips for Success
- Use a room temperature tortilla or flatbread. If it’s cold, warm it for 5-10 seconds on a heat-safe plate.
- Use a condiment or spread on the wrap to help it hold together.
- Place the fillings to one side so they don’t spill out the opposite side when you roll it up.
- Slice in half or into spirals with a serrated knife.
- Add sliced fruit or another simple lunch snack on the side to round out the meal.
I’d love to hear your feedback on this post if you try the recipes, so please comment and rate it below!
Banana Peanut Butter Roll-Up
Raspberry Sunflower Seed Wrap
Cream Cheese, Jam, and Fruit
Shredded Chicken Caesar Wrap
Place wrap on a cutting board. If not at room temperature, warm for 5-10 seconds in the microwave so it’s pliable and easy to roll.
Spread on any condiments, nut butters, or hummus.
Top with the fruit, veggies, and/or protein.
Starting at one side, roll up, keeping the tortilla as tight as possible.
Use a serrated knife to cut into rounds or just in half, depending on your preference.
- Use tortillas labeled “soft” for easiest eating.
- Wraps at room temperature or very slightly warmed will be easier to roll than cold ones.
- Roll each as tightly as you can to help them hold together.
- Put a little of your condiment or sticky ingredient (like peanut butter or hummus) on the edges of the wrap to help it hold together.
- Slice using a serrated knife.
- Pair with fruit or veggies or simple sides—as well as water or milk as you like.
Serving: 1g, Calories: 426kcal, Carbohydrates: 56g, Protein: 13g, Fat: 20g, Saturated Fat: 5g, Sodium: 434mg, Potassium: 630mg, Fiber: 8g, Sugar: 19g, Vitamin A: 76IU, Vitamin C: 10mg, Calcium: 101mg, Iron: 2mg