Make a healthy change to your lunch box this week with these rainbow wraps. Packed full of crunchy, colourful vegetables this is one way to ensure you're eating the rainbow.
Lunch doesn't get much more colourful than this.
We're always being told to eat the rainbow - meaning to eat as many differently coloured vegetables as possible.
This easy wrap recipe is my favourite way of doing this at the moment. It contains beetroot, cabbage, cucumber, carrot and peppers - making it look gorgeous, taste delicious and give us a wide variety of nutrients.
Make it vegan
I've also used hummus in my rainbow wraps making it suitable for vegans.
Cream cheese is also good and there are some great dairy free cheese alternatives on the market if you want to keep this vegan.
How to make a healthy lunch box
This is a question that I get asked a lot and it's something that I've spent a lot of time thinking about and working on.
A healthy lunch box should contain lots of vegetables and some fruit (ideally more vegetables than fruit).
A recipe like these rainbow wraps is a great way to get more veggies in your child's lunchbox.
You can pick and choose which vegetables you include depending on you or your child's taste.
The kids can make their own rainbow wrap
Getting your kids involved in making their lunch, whether for a lunch box or lunch at home is a good way to encourage them to eat well.
In my mini chefs cooking classes for toddlers rainbow wraps always go down well.
Kids love making their own, even if the folding process results in some interesting shapes!
How to fold a wrap
There are several keys to a successful tortilla wrap. The first is to not overfill it. Add less filling than you think you'll need - you can always add more if there's not enough.
Once you've added your fillings start to roll the sandwich wrap tightly from one side to the other. When you get close to the middle hold it in place with one hand and fold the bottom third up towards the middle.
Repeat with the top third. Now continue rolling tightly, pushing any filling that has fallen out back into the centre.
Use a little hummus or cream cheese to help stick the wrap down. Now use a sharp knife to cut it in half to put in a lunch box. You can also wrap tightly in greaseproof paper or foil if you wish.
If you like this you might also like these tortilla pinwheels
Got some leftover wraps in the packet? Why not try these homemade tortilla chips? It's the perfect way to use them up.
How to make rainbow wraps
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A selection of the following vegetables
- ¼ white cabbage finely shredded
- ½ carrot peeled and cut into matchsticks
- 1 cooked beetroot cut into thin strips
- ½ red or yellow pepper cut into thin strips
- ¼ cucumber cut into thin slices
To make the wraps
- 2 tortilla wrap
- 4 tablespoons hummus cream cheese or vegan alternative also works well
- Spread a wrap with about a couple of tablespoons of hummus or cream cheese.
- Add a selection of prepared vegetables starting from one side and adding veggies until you get just past the middle of the wrap.
- *Roll up tightly to the centre, fold the bottom and top up, hold in place with your fingers and then roll to the end, using your fingers to push back any vegetables that fall out.
- Use a little cream cheese or hummus to stick the wrap closed. Cut in half with a sharp knife.
- *See above for more information about how to fold a wrap
- Nutritional information is approximate and is intended as a guide only.
If you like this you might like these other healthy picnic ideas for kids.
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