Let’s just start with the fact that I am OBSESSED with wraps during the summer. It is just WAY too hot during the months of July and August to even think about lighting up the stove or oven, and I definitely don’t want to go outside to light up the grill. Wraps have saved my sanity during some of these 104 degree weather days. I also don’t feel guilty about eating them.
The Best Part of Wraps is…
I can hang out with my kid and have fun all day, and then throw together dinner in 5 minutes AND she will eat it!
Kid Friendly Meals are Hard to Find!
In this house I don’t typically make different meals for my daughter. She eats what we eat, unless it is spicy, then I have to figure out a way to downplay the spice, or make her something different. We used to fight with her every night to eat her food, this was not working.
I soon realized that the best way to get her to eat her food was to dissect the meal rather than throw it all together. This way she can decide what she wants to eat. Most of the time this works and she eats almost all of it. Sometimes she wants it put together like mommy and daddy, and she will do it by herself. Other times, she will decide she doesn’t like certain foods, and she refuses to eat some of it. That’s okay with me, as long as she eats most of it. This also gives her the power of choice which most kids want.
The problem is that I don’t always have time to make a meal that has all of the different food groups. Fear no more…. wraps often do, and they take very little time.
Divided Plates are Great for Picky Kids
I love these plates that have the little dividers as well so that I can separate the components of the meal for her so that they don’t get all mixed together. If she is having a day where she doesn’t want to eat something because she says she doesn’t like it (even though she ate it enthusiastically the day before), that specific food item can’t touch her other food. She used to throw it off her plate. Now with the divided plate she will at least tolerate it being on the plate as long as it’s not touching the food she wants to eat.
Building Your Wrap
These mission wraps are awesome The Sun-dried tomato and the Spinach Wraps are our favorites.
Pick Your Protein
Some easy go-to proteins…
Rotisserie Chicken (I am talking the already made chicken that you pick up in your local grocery store)
Any other left over chicken or meat that you may have had from previous meals
Pick Your Veggie
Coleslaw (You can use Pre-made if that’s easier)
Kale Salad (I buy the Pre-made kale salads from the grocery store)
Pick Your Dressing
Olive Oil and Vinegar
*As a side note, I don’t put dressing on wraps if it’s a chicken or tuna salad, but everything else tends to be a little dry without one, so pick your favorite
Healthy Fat Add Ins:
Blanched or Slivered Almonds
add a side of fruit and you are set.
For My Kiddo
I tend to separate the wrap from the rest of it. She’s not big on bread, wraps and tortillas so I cut it up and if she wants to eat it she can make mini wraps like mommy and daddy. If she doesn’t, she can at least eat what was inside of the wrap.
Also, when it comes to lettuce I give her the crunchiest part of the romaine lettuce. She likes the crunch.
The Wrap That Seems to be the BIGGEST Hit in our House: Chicken Cesar Salad Wrap
Easy 5 minute dinner or lunch for those hot summer days. 5 minPrep Time 5 minTotal Time Ingredients Instructions
Easy 5 minute dinner or lunch for those hot summer days.
5 minPrep Time
5 minTotal Time