Try these easy wraps for kids as an easy lunch or meal when you want to change up the usual sandwich options. They’re quick, full of nutrition, and have lots of kid-friendly flavor. Plus: you can customize them as needed for food allergies for the chewing ability of your child!

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Wraps for Kids

I love finding new ways to make easy lunches for kids and these wrap ideas are great for when you want to change up the usual sandwich options. Each of these ideas takes just minutes, they’re really easy to change up based on what you have on hand, and they can be served at home or packed for daycare, preschool, or school.

Ingredients You Need

To make these recipes, you’ll need:

  • Wraps (which can be tortilla, lavash, or another very thin flatbread)
  • Something sticky to help hold it together (such as hummus, mayo, nut or seed butter, Nutella, or cream cheese)
  • Protein-rich fillings (such as sliced deli meat, cheese, chicken or tuna salad, and hummus)
  • Produce (like thinly sliced cucumbers or lettuce, thinly sliced or diced fruit like strawberries, peaches or banana)

TIP: See each flavor idea for the specifics.

how to make wraps step by step

Step-by-Step Instructions

To make a wrap, here’s the general method. Scroll down to the bottom of the post for the full information.

  1. Lay out the wrap or tortilla.
  2. Spread with any condiments, nut or seed butters, and the like.
  3. Add any proteins or produce.
  4. Starting at one side, roll up very tightly. Cut with a serrated knife.

TIP: The ones shown here are all meant to be served and eaten cold.

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1. Banana Peanut Butter Roll

Trade out the peanut butter for sunflower seed butter or almond butter, according to your preferences and whether it needs to be nut-free or not. This is one of our favorites since it’s so simple—and so good.

Pair with: This is nice with a smoothie, some cheese, or a simple veggie side.

2. Strawberry Peanut Butter Roll

Similar to the idea, but replace the banana with diced strawberries. It takes a few more minutes but the flavor combo is really nice. (Use a replacement for the peanut butter as needed.)

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3. Chicken Salad Wrap

To make this easy for kids, I spread it onto the wrap, then roll up and slice. I use prepared chicken salad from our grocery store, but you can make it at home if you prefer.

Pair with: Thinly sliced snap peas and berries.

4. Salmon Salad Wrap

Wild canned salmon is budget-friendly and filled with both calcium and healthy fats. And it’s super yummy as Salmon Salad. Make it the same way as the chicken salad above.

ham and cheese wrap in lunchbox

5. Ham and Cheese Wrap

This one is inspired by a snack they used to make at our daycare where tortilla and ham were rolled around a cheese stick. This works really well to slice into bite-size rolls (and the cheese stick works better than a slice of cheese shape-wise).

Pair with: Snap peas, sliced for younger eaters, and fruit cup in 100% fruit juice.

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6. Turkey Wrap

Pair turkey, cheese, and mustard—add shredded lettuce if desired too–and roll up. Cut in half or cut into rounds. Easy and so yummy.

Pair with: Add sliced cucumber and thinly sliced apple to complete this meal.

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7. Hummus and Cucumber Roll Up

Whether homemade hummus or store bought, spread it onto a tortilla. Then place thinly sliced matchstick cucumbers on half. Roll up and slice. This has a nice mix of textures, yet isn’t too complex for little kids to actually eat.

You can also make a deconstructed Hummus Wrap.

Pair with: Veggie Straws and diced peaches.

8. Cream Cheese, Jam, and Fruit

Combine cream cheese with all-fruit jam and thinly sliced strawberries into a sweet wrap that’s a fun way to mix up the usual flavor options. My littlest kiddo surprised me by loving this one!

Pair with: Warmed thawed peas and a yogurt tube.

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9. Chocolate Berry

A thin layer of Nutella (or a similar chocolate spread) goes a long way and is seriously yummy when rolled up in a tortilla with thinly sliced fresh fruit. I like this one just cut in half since the layers of ingredients are fairly thin. Try peaches, strawberries, or even banana.

Pair with: Sliced cucumbers and halved grapes.

10. Shredded Chicken Wrap

Spread a wrap with mayo or mustard and shredded chicken. Add some shredded lettuce and a drizzle of Ranch (or another dressing the kids like). Roll up, slice, and serve.

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Frequently Asked Questions

How can I make wraps easier for my kids to eat?

You can try to make sure that the tortillas you start with are soft—many are actually labeled “soft” and those will be easier to chew. You can also cut them up into smaller rounds and let the kids take them apart and eat the components separately as needed.

What kind of tortillas are best for these?

I like whole wheat “soft” tortillas best (they work best when they’re at room temperature and not super cold, which can make them firmer) or regular flour tortillas. You can also use a whole grain lavash bread, which is usually very thin, or any other thin flatbread you like.

How can I keep wraps fresh in a lunchbox?

Most of these will be fine in an airtight lunchbox. With the banana peanut butter wrap, it will last fine until lunch if you place the rounds right next to each other (as shown in the image above), which limits the amount of air that gets onto the cut bananas (which lessens the browning).

Best Tips for Wraps

  • Use tortillas labeled “soft” for ones that will be easiest to eat.
  • Wraps at room temperature or even very slightly warmed will be easier to roll than cold ones, which may firm up slightly.
  • 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.

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I’d love to hear your feedback on these ideas if you try them, so please comment and rate below!

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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.
5 from 3 votes
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
  • 2 tbsp peanut butter or sunflower seed butter
  • 1 banana

Strawberry Peanut Butter Wrap

  • 1 whole wheat tortilla
  • 2 tbsp peanut butter or sunflower seed butter
  • 1/2 cup finely diced strawberries

Chicken Salad Wrap

  • 1 whole wheat tortilla
  • ½ cup chicken salad

Salmon Salad Wrap

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

Ham and Cheese Wrap

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

Turkey and Cheese Wrap

  • 1 whole wheat tortilla
  • 3 slices deli turkey
  • 1 cheese stick
  • 1 tbsp mayonaise or mustard

Hummus and Cucumber Roll Up

  • 1 whole wheat tortilla
  • ¼ cup hummus
  • ¼ cup matchstick slices of cucumber

Cream Cheese, Jam, and Fruit

  • 1 flour tortilla
  • 2 tbsp cream cheese
  • 2 tbsp all-fruit jam
  • ¼ cup strawberries thinly sliced

Chocolate Berry

  • 1 flour tortilla
  • 2 tbsp Nutella or similar chocolate spread
  • ¼ cup diced strawberries

Shredded Chicken Ranch Wrap

  • 1 whole wheat tortilla
  • 1 tbsp mayonaise
  • 1/4 cup shredded chicken
  • 1/4 cup shredded lettuce
  • 1 tbsp Ranch

Instructions

  • Place wrap on a cutting board.
  • Spread on any condiments, nut butters or hummus.
  • Top with the fruit, veggies, 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.

Notes

  • Use tortillas labeled “soft” for ones that will be easiest to eat.
  • Wraps at room temperature or even very slightly warmed will be easier to roll than cold ones, which may firm up slightly.
  • 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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  1. 5 stars
    This site was… how do you say it? Relevant!! Finally I’ve found something which helped me.
    Thank you!

  2. 5 stars
    thanks for these great ideas. I am always looking for ideas what to give my kids in their lunch boxes. I feel it’s so hard to find something they truely love… so thannk you for showing me different options with the wraps 🙂