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.

turkey wrap on blue plate.

Lunch Wraps

Whenever my kids decide they no longer want a sandwich, or I’m out of bread, we turn to wrap sandwiches. These ideas are easy to make with tortillas (any type you prefer) or flatbread and can be packed for lunch or served at home. Sometimes, just a simple change can make all the difference to kids…and to us!

They make an easy dinner idea, too, so save this for whenever you need it.

(You may also like my Top Ten Kids Lunch Ideas.)

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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 or a lettuce wrap for yourself as you like. Typically, all of these options are easier to roll when they are room temperature or slightly warm, other than the lettuce, verses cold.
  • Condiments: Spreads including peanut butter or sunflower seed butter, mayo, mustard, guacamole, mashed avocado, 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, bacon, hummus, cheese, feta 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 fruit or fresh veggies in the wrap, too, for additional flavor and texture. Options include baby spinach, minced tomato, thinly sliced red peppers, shredded carrots, and shredded lettuce.

Step-by-Step instructions

Here’s the basic instructions for how to make a lunch wrap. Scroll down to the end of the post for the full information.

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  1. 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.
  2. Add the condiment or spread of choice.
  3. 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.)
  4. Roll up and cut in half or into spirals.
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Wrap Recipes to Try

Below are some of our favorite easy wraps to serve for lunch or dinner for the entire family.

10 Easy Wraps for Kids
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.
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Turkey Wrap

You can customize the middle of this with condiments and veggies your kids prefer. You can also just leave the veggies out. (This also works with deli chicken if you want to make chicken wraps.)

Easy Turkey Wrap Recipe (to Share with the Kids)
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.
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hummus wraps on white plates with apple slices

Hummus Wraps

Use store-bought hummus to keep this vegan wrap quick and easy, or try homemade hummus if you prefer.

Easy Hummus Wrap (to Share with the Kids)
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.
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hummus wraps on white plates with apple slices
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Banana Sushi

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. (This is one of our favorite vegan wraps since it’s very filling.)

Banana Sushi (3-Ingredient Kids Lunch)
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.
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easy tacos with refried beans

Bean Roll Ups

Use canned or homemade refried beans to make these easy taco roll-ups.

Easy Taco Roll Ups
This super simple riff on tacos takes just minutes to make, is really satisfying, and is great for lunch, dinner, or even snack. (This makes 6 rolled-up tacos, so you can adjust this as needed for your family.) 
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Taco roll ups on kids plate with sides.
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Sandwich Roll-Ups

Use a soft sandwich bread and warm it slightly if you have any issues rolling it flat.

Quick Sandwich Roll Ups (2-Minute School Lunch)
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.
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rice and bean burritos on two plates.

Rice and Bean Burrito Wrap

Wrap up rice, black beans, and any optional ingredients such as salsa, sour cream cilantro, cheese, and more in a tortilla for a quick Mexican-style wrap.

Vegetarian Rice and Beans Burritos
You can make and serve these at the same time, or prep them ahead of time and warm up quickly for an easy meal. You can vary the beans in these simple burritos. Serve them with salsa and/or sour cream.
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rice and bean burritos on two plates.

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.
  • You can also make a tortilla wrap using a Caesar Salad Kit and chicken nuggets to make a fast chicken Caesar salad wrap.
  • Add a sauce or dip to the lunch wrap such as ranch, tzatziki, Greek yogurt, Cucumber Sauce, or salsa.

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Favorite Lunch Wraps

Mix up the offerings for lunch with these easy lunch wraps. They're each fast to make, use straight forward ingredients that are easy to find, and can be made in minutes.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 0 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Cuisine American
Course lunch
Calories 426kcal
Servings 1

Ingredients

Banana Peanut Butter Roll-Up

  • 1 whole wheat tortilla (or flatbread)
  • 2 tbsp peanut butter or sunflower seed butter
  • 1 banana

Raspberry Sunflower Seed Wrap

  • 1 whole wheat tortilla (or flatbread)
  • 2 tbsp sunflower seed butter
  • 1/2 cup raspberries (mashed slightly)

Chicken Salad Wrap

  • 1 whole wheat tortilla
  • 1/2 cup chicken salad
  • 1/4 cup shredded lettuce or sliced bell pepper

Salmon Salad Wrap

  • 1 whole wheat tortilla
  • 1/2 cup wild salmon salad

Ham and Cheese Wrap

  • 1 whole wheat tortilla (or flatbread)
  • 3 slices deli ham
  • 1 cheese stick
  • 1 tbsp mayonaise or mustard

Turkey and Cheese Wrap

  • 1 whole wheat tortilla (or flatbread)
  • 3 slices deli turkey
  • 1-2 slices cheese
  • 1 tbsp mayonaise or mustard
  • 1/4 cup lettuce

Hummus Wrap

  • 1 whole wheat tortilla
  • 1/4 cup hummus
  • 1/4 cup matchstick slices of cucumber (or shredded lettuce or thinly sliced bell pepper)

Cream Cheese, Jam, and Fruit

  • 1 flour tortilla (or flatbread)
  • 2 tbsp cream cheese
  • 2 tbsp all-fruit jam
  • 1/4 cup strawberries, thinly sliced

Shredded Chicken Caesar Wrap

  • 1 whole wheat tortilla
  • 1 tbsp mayonaise
  • 1/4 cup shredded chicken
  • 1/4 cup shredded lettuce
  • 1 tbsp Caesar dressing
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Instructions

  • 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.

Equipment

Notes

  • 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.

Nutrition

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
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This post was first published September 2022.

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  1. At what age can children consume lunch meat and is there a recommended brand or ingredients to avoid?

    1. There is no set age. You can look for reduced sodium, which could be available from a store brand (ask at the deli counter, some stores make no salt added turkey in house) or from a brand like Organic Valley or Applegate.