Are you always searching for lunch options? Ones that taste good, are easy to make, fast to take, and that the kids will eat? Something with some versatility, but a reliable enough base recipe that you can be sure you always have the goods on hand? Me too. Thats why I LOVE these wraps. The are pretty healthy, super adaptable, and best of all, super delicious.
At some point early in the week I make up a couple of chicken breasts worth of either grilled or pan sautéed chicken with herbs. My personal favorite seasoning for grilled chicken is original Mrs. Dash. If I’m cooking it in a skillet, I slice the chicken and add Weber Grill seasoning Garlic and Herb. Seriously, so easy and so good. Then I have enough cooked chicken on hand for a few meals.
My base recipe is to use a whole wheat wrap, some homemade hummus (but store bought is fine!), 2-3 ounces of chicken strips (you can adjust this based on your needs), 1/4 sliced avocado and a handful of spinach. Spread the hummus on the wrap, add the avocado, chicken and spinach, roll and enjoy!
My kids love this, and don’t even seem to notice the spinach. It travels well. It’s even good served with the chicken hot or cold. combined with a salad, it’s a meal that weighs in right about 300 calories. It’s a great midday boost of chicken, fiber, monounsaturated fat, protein, and iron. We love it.
And you can change-up the ingredients. Don’t like spinach? Try it with kale or romaine. Not a fan of chicken? Try falafel, seasoned beef or turkey. I also love to do wraps with greek seasoned turkey burger, spicy sautéed green beans, humus and a bit of feta cheese. The sky is the limit with these tasty wraps!
You can also stick them with toothpicks and slice them into rounds to go in lunch boxes for little ones. I think they are a great lunch to take on outings.
I hope you enjoy these, I’m excited to take them with us to the pool, zoo, botanical gardens and all of our summer adventures!