Mexican Pinwheels : Perfect for Quick Lunches, Fun Appetizers, and easy Lunchbox Additions!

Mexican Pinwheels : Perfect for Quick Lunches, Fun Appetizers, and easy Lunchbox Additions!

All of your favorite Mexican flavors all rolled up in a bite-sized, finger food meal perfect for kids!

Mexican Pinwheels :: Perfect for quick lunches, fun appetizers, & easy lunchbox additions! www.superheathykids.com

Ok so halfway through the school year and I don’t know about you, but I am ready for a lunchbox change up!

Mexican Pinwheels :: Perfect for quick lunches, fun appetizers, & easy lunchbox additions! www.superheathykids.com

My daughter has been really into wraps this year and I feel like we mix it up with the variety pretty good. She enjoys kid friendly tuna salad and egg salad pinwheels as well as just simple PB and J roll ups. What I love about doing roll ups or pinwheel style wraps is that they stay together well. They are great for little hands so everything doesn’t just fall out of the wrap!

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Here is a fun twist on a lunchtime pinwheel that can be great for using up the last of some chicken from dinner and a few other ingredients you already probably have around! I have even made these using leftover re-fried beans from dinner instead of chicken so if you follow more of a vegetarian diet you can use beans.

Mexican Pinwheels :: Perfect for quick lunches, fun appetizers, & easy lunchbox additions! www.superheathykids.com

Since we are a gluten free home, there are a couple different gluten free wraps we like to use but pretty much anything will work! You can also play around with the taco seasoning to your family’s preferences – the recipe as is turns out very mild. One of my kids loves (loves!) spicy food so I tend to make it a little spicier than this.

This is also a great introduction to wraps for toddlers. My 2 year old doesn’t manage a typical wrap yet so this is a great food prep that she can handle independently so she can “do it myself!”

Mexican Pinwheels :: Perfect for quick lunches, fun appetizers, & easy lunchbox additions! www.superheathykids.com

I also think these would be a great appetizer at a party, or a fun finger food dinner on a Friday night when you are just *done* with cooking for the week!

Renee blogs at Raising Generation Nourished, and with 3 girls ages 6 and under, she is passionate about raising the next generation of kids with a better understanding where their food comes from and how food affects their bodies.

Mexican Pinwheels

Mexican Pinwheels

Mexican Pinwheels : Perfect for Quick Lunches, Fun Appetizers, and easy Lunchbox Additions!
4.616
Serves: 16-20
Prep Time: 15 m

Ingredients

  • 8 ounce – cream cheese
  • 1/3 cup – salsa
  • 2 ounce – cheddar cheese
  • 1 pound – rotisserie chicken
  • 3 stalk – green onion
  • 2 clove – garlic
  • 1 tablespoon – taco seasoning
  • 4 medium – tortilla, whole wheat

Directions

  1. Put everything but the tortillas in a bowl and mix well.
  2. Spread some of the mixture onto the entire surface of one of the tortillas, and roll it up tightly. Continue with the rest of the tortillas the same way. (I used the Food For Life Rice Wraps and made 4 tortillas - I think these are small compared to some tortilla brands so if they are larger you may have enough filling for 3.)
  3. Cut the rolled up tortillas into 1 inch sections. They are a little easier to cut when they have chilled in the fridge about 20 minutes but I rarely have patience/time to do that!

Nutrition Facts

  • Nutrition per serving % daily value
  • Calories: 139 7%
  • Fat: 7 g 11%
  • Carb: 7 g 2%
  • Fiber: 0 g 0%
  • Protein: 11 g 22%
  • Sugar: 0 g
written by
Renee Kohley

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Comments(24)
Kate Brewer says:

If these are 139 calories a serving, what constitutes a serving? The servings size must be very small, like 2 slices? Is that correct?

Derek Colwell says:

Jazz says:

How do these work for making ahead? Do the wraps end up getting soggy?

Kristen Santiago says:

Anni Hoyt says:

Great and easy recipe! Made it for a little family picnic, everyone ate it!

Maruso Hendriks says:

This was great! I added a can of chunk chicken breast in place of the rotisserie chicken. Kids loved it!

Stephanie Hill says:

Yum! I add celery and grapes or apples to mine for extra benefits.

Andrea says:

This did not turn out very good. I would do without the taco seasoning, as it was too overwhelming.

Jennifer Irwin says:

I added cilantro. tomato, avocado and lettuce. Great way to use up the leftover rotisserie chicken.

Kelsey Everling says:

Kerry Rohyans Luke says:

Delicious! We passed on the green onion. We struggled with the pinwheel part. They fell apart when we tried to cut them. Instead, we ate them as roll ups. We will definitely make these again. They are so easy. We used grilled chicken breasts that had a bit of a crust on them. That made them extra yummy.

Charlee says:

I thought these were delicious, but my 5 and 3 year old did not. I think it was the amount of green onion, so maybe next time I’ll cut back to 1 or 2 stalks.

Carla Neufeld says:

these are very good!! this recipe made about 5-6 small size wraps. each kid only wanted two slices but i wrapped the rest as whole wraps to use for school lunches next day! score 🙂

Veronica says:

I’m pretty sure it’s not supposed to be 8 cups of cream cheese and I’m wondering if thats what’s making the nutrition information so astronomical?

Hi Veronica! You are absolutely right! It’s supposed to be 8 ounces! Thanks for catching our error! It’s been fixed. 🙂

Tatum Weber says:

super yummy!

Amanda says:

How do I add this to my recipe box? It looks great!

Hi Amanda- This wasn’t one of the recipes we added to the database. Give us a day and we’ll get it in. I’ll let you know when it’s done. Thanks!

OK Amanda- should be working now!

Kristin says:

What gluten free wraps do your kids like? I have had a hard time finding any that they like!

Renee Kohley says:

Hi Kristin! These are the Food For Life Rice Wraps. We also like the Sami’s Bakery Millet wraps!

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