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Easiest Packed Lunch Ideas (Plus Hummus Roll-Ups)

Find easy, nutritious, and delicious packed lunch ideas for kids and adults for daycare, school, work, and travel including this Hummus Roll-Up recipe.
Course lunch
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 0 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 1
Calories 201kcal


  • 1 whole wheat tortilla (fajita size)
  • ¼ cup hummus
  • 1-2 slices cheddar cheese (optional)
  • ¼ cup vegetables (thinly sliced, such as bell pepper, lettuce, or carrot; optional)


  • Place the tortilla on a clean work surface or cutting board. If it's not at room temperature, warm it on a heat-safe plate in the microwave for 10 seconds.
  • Spread on the hummus to about ¼-inch away from the outer edge.
  • Add the cheese and veggies, if using, layered on one side.
  • Working from the side of the tortilla with the fillings, tightly roll it up. Slice it in half or into rounds using a serrated knife.


  • This is best made on the day you plan to serve it. Keep cool in a lunchbox with an ice pack or in the fridge as needed.
  • Use homemade hummus or store-bought.
  • Do your best with portions and include a mix of food groups to help the kids stay full until their next chance to eat.
  • Pack the food in a lunchbox in an insulated bag with an ice pack to keep it safe and cool until lunchtime.
  • Add milk or a water bottle as needed.
  • Adjust any of these for allergies and include Peanut-Free Snacks as needed.


Serving: 1roll-up | Calories: 201kcal | Carbohydrates: 15g | Protein: 10g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 17mg | Sodium: 366mg | Potassium: 250mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 0.1g | Vitamin A: 2499IU | Vitamin C: 5mg | Calcium: 155mg | Iron: 2mg