How to make healthy wrap recipes the whole family will love

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This list of 7 creative healthy wrap recipes spans tastes savory through sweet. You’ll be sure to find some lunch box ideas to please the kids for school and adults for work with these healthy tortilla wrap recipes.

Healthy Wrap Recipes for Your Lunchbox

Sometimes it’s hard to come up with creative lunches for the kids for school or yourself for work day after day. Actually, that even becomes hard when you’re staying at home! Peanut butter and jelly sandwiches are delicious but sandwich after sandwich can become a drag.

Especially by the new year we are all scrounging the web for creative healthy lunchbox ideas and these wrap recipes are perfect.

In fact I have two wonderful posts detailing over 100 creative lunch ideas that you really should check out! You will never be at a loss for unique and healthy lunch box ideas again.

My kids aren’t big fans of sandwiches.

They never really have been. It took me five years to convince my oldest daughter to try a peanut butter and jelly sandwich. 5 years! Needless to say sandwich alternatives to lunch ideas are quite popular in our house.

Everyone in our house however does love healthy wraps! Whether you use a whole wheat flour tortilla, corn tortilla, leaf of cabbage, or iceberg lettuce, wraps are some of our family favorites! Wraps are so wonderful because they are as versatile as sandwiches, if not even more so. There are and endless array of ingredients that are absolutely delicious wrapped in a tortilla.

How Can I Ditch the Sandwiches and make some healthy wraps?

Adapting to wraps is so simple and versatile. This post about healthy wrap recipes will detail whole wheat wraps. If you are gluten free, corn tortillas make a wonderful alternative for many of these non sandwich recipes. Plus if you, or your kids are following a low carb or non GMO diet, the wrap (i.e. tortilla can be easily substituted with a leaf or two of iceberg lettuce or cabbage. Which is the route I personally take.)

Healthy Lunchbox Wraps are Easy.

With this list, creating healthy alternatives to sandwiches is so easy that you can easily please any palate. My family adores the Italian Pinwheel the best (yes, they are Italian and just can’t help it).

I’ve included a wide array of different flavors that I know will lead to your family developing their own personal favorite! Please let me know in the comments below which healthy wrap recipe was your family’s favorite!

Each of these recipes is strictly whole food and absolutely delicious.


Healthy Wrap Recipes for Your Lunch Box

1. Italian Pinwheel Wrap

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This is our family favorite.

  1. Adorn a whole wheat tortilla with mustard, mayonnaise, or both.
  2. Line the tortilla down the middle with salami stacked with pepperoni.
  3. Top that off with your favorite slices of cheese. (Provolone or Swiss compliment extremely well.)
  4. Line with a thin layer of iceberg lettuce.

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2. BLT Wrap

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The name of this wrap is completely straight forward. Create a super simple healthy wrap by:

  1. Begin with a whole wheat tortilla.
  2. Add a layer of iceberg lettuce.
  3. Cover the lettuce with tomatoes slices (we prefer halved cherry tomatoes).
  4. Add in 2 full slices of bacon.
  5. Optional: Add in mayonnaise for a moist and irresistible lunch.

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3. Berry Loaded Cheesecake Wrap

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This irresistible wrap is specialized for those with a sweet tooth.

  1. Begin with a whole wheat tortilla.
  2. Spread 1- 1 1/2 oz. cream cheese down the center.
  3. Drizzle sugar free blackberry jam on top of the cheese.
  4. Adorn with 1/4 c. fresh or frozen blueberries.
  5. Top it all off with a sprinkle of stevia or monk fruit sweetener to finish off this dessert-like healthy wrap idea. And yes, it is as delectable as it looks!

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4. Peanut Butter Banana Wrap

**(OK so somehow in the midst of the busy and emotionally charged week my family has had I totally missed making this wrap. The photo will be up later though. Thanks for being understanding.)** The peanut butter can easily be substituted for Almond Butter or Sunflower Butter for those with allergies or food sensitiveities. It does not detract from the flavor at all! It might even enhance it.

  1. Begin this protein packed wrap for school or for work with a whole wheat flour tortilla.
  2. Spread it generously with peanut butter especially down the middle.
  3. Place an entire banana on top. Drizzle with raw unfiltered honey, and roll up for another irresistible lunch.



5. Hummus and Veggie Wrap

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This healthy wrap recipe is tasty, refreshing, and vegan.

  1. Begin by lining the whole wheat tortilla with original hummus. (Unless your toddlers or yourself has a more extensive palate. I love all hummus flavors but when creating lunch box ideas for my toddler and kid we stick to original hummus.)
  2. Add in slices of peeled cucumbers, red peppers, and carrot slices or peels for a vitamin packed vegan friendly lunch.

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6. Avocado and Black Bean Wrap

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This healthier version of a burrito is sure to please every member of the family and is extremely versatile.

  1. Add 3/4 mashed avocado along the center of a whole wheat tortilla.
  2. Top with 1/4 can black beans OR black bean hummus.
  3. Sprinkle on: garlic powder, cumin, and chili powder with some sea salt to add a punch of flavor and antioxidants.
  4. Optional: For adult lunch box ideas you can add a few dashes of hot sauce.


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How Amazing are These Healthy Wrap Recipes for Kids and Parents Too?

Now that you’re all set with a week of creative and healthy wrap ideas to break up the sandwich routine I’d love to share with you some resources to keep your healthy and creative food ideas going!

Healthy Food and Recipe Resources from Vigor it Out:

Did you know cacao has the highest level of antioxidants of anything we know you in the world? Learn how to incorporate chocolate the right way every day to benefit your health and curb all your sweet cravings!

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Check out my ebook for mouthwatering recipes and more!

ingredient replacement guide

Because you don’t have to eliminate your family favorites to move in a healthier eating direction! You simply need to be aware of ingredients and with this substitution guide you can still have all of favorites! Just slightly altered to add in nutrients and eliminate empty calories and bad fats.

healthy snack checklist

With this free printable checklist you will always have ideas for healthy, satisfying, protein packed snacks on hand. You deserve more than munching on leftover goldfish and pizza crusts between meals. (I’ve been there!) This healthy snack checklist will ensure that you always have the healthy snacks on hand that you and your kids deserve.

PLUS More Lunchbox Ideas from Vigor it Out:

If you feel that through these 100+ lunchbox ideas between this post and:

that you now totally have lunch covered for the rest of the year; you’re ready to move on to HealthyDinner Recipes from Vigor it Out. Aimed at busy families (who isn’t really?) and lots of slow cooker recipes.

So please let me know below in the comments which was your favorite wrap recipe!

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  1. Love these wrap ideas! I’ve always made creative & healthy lunches for my daughter because she’s always preferred fruits & veggies over junk food. It gets tedious sometimes so I’m always looking for new ideas!
    I’m curious to know if you do something to keep the avocado from turning brown before they get to lunch time? I’ve always avoided sending avocado, which she loves, because it browns so quickly. I know she would LOVE the avocado & black bean wrap!

    1. Thanks so much Kim! That is so awesome your daughter already loves healthy foods! So my tricks for getting the avocado in the wraps to not turn brown is either squeezing a bit of fresh lime on top if she likes that flavor (my kids don’t love it that way and it only halfway keeps it green) or I will mash up the avocado first with a bit of citric acid. Just have to be careful not to add too much or you’ll taste it… BUT it is super effective! I even use it in my guacamole.

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