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Turkey Wrap for a Healthy Lunch Box

These delicious turkey wraps are the perfect post Thanksgiving meal for using up any leftover turkey. The spread, cranberry sauce and cream cheese, help the wrap stay closed tightly without the use of toothpicks.  You can cram them into a bento style box, and they'll stay wrapped till lunch!

All the food groups are represented in this lunch.  There is no need to send loads of food to school.

healthy lunch box turkey wrap

Turkey Wrap

  • Whole Wheat Wrap
  • 1 tablespoon Cranberry Sauce
  • 1 tablespoon Cream cheese spread, light
  • Turkey
  • Zucchini ribbons
  • Yellow squash ribbons
  • Avocados
  • Lettuce
  • Spinach
  • Tomatoes

Combine cranberry sauce and cream cheese in a small bowl.  After thoroughly combined, spread on one entire whole wheat tortilla.

Using a vegetable peeler, slice long strips from the zucchini and squash and place in center of tortilla.

Chop avocado, lettuce, spinach, tomatoes and turkey, and spread on tortilla.

turkey wrap steps

Roll tightly, using the cream cheese spread on the edges to keep it sealed.  Chill in fridge until ready to eat.  Place on cutting board and cut two inch pieces from the roll.  EAT!turkey wrap kids lunchturkey wrap in bento

Picky Eater Tip!

It isn't necessary to put all the ingredients in this wrap. Let your kids help you make it and have them choose one of the vegetables if they are particularly picky!  Leave out the cranberry sauce if they don't like the color.  Leave out the zucchini strip if that makes them upset.  Let them have ownership over their wrap while giving them a choice? "Want yellow squash or green zucchini today?"

BONUS: Cuties are finally in season! We are all super excited!

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Comments

11/17/2011 10:05am
Mmm! I love leftover turkey so this wrap sounds PERFECT!!!
11/20/2011 8:24am
[...] Turkey wrap with cranberries and avocados, with a cutie and milk. [...]
01/29/2012 1:52pm
[...] Lunch Time Doldrums Part of my job that I wasn’t expecting is monitoring lunches to make sure every child eats. The most successful eaters in my class usually have a few things in common. A fun lunch case to use (try Bento mealtime Kit skiphop.com or Double Decker Mealbox giggle.com), and food presented in fun ways. Kids always seem to love wraps and it’s a fast way to keep them entertained. I liked this turkey, cream cheese, cranberry sauce recipe and recommend looking at the Super Healthy Kids Blog, as they have so many creative ideas. http://blog.superhealthykids.com/2011/11/healthy-lunch-box-turkey-wrap/ [...]

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