Turkey Ranch Wrap (Lunchbox Friendly)
Roll up super-nutritious veggies and protein inside these tasty Turkey Ranch Wraps. Kid-favorite dressing makes these wraps a lunchbox hit!
Out of the way, sandwich bread! These Turkey Ranch Wraps combine simple, healthy ingredients into a flavorful, pack-able lunch you’ll want to make again week after week.
One of our favorite things about these turkey ranch wraps is how fast and easy they are to make. Just five minutes! That, and you know your kids are getting a complete meal in a little handheld package. Add a piece of fruit on the side and you’ve included every food group. Cheers to that.
Why Kids Love This Wrap
We love surprises. Well, some surprises. Like the surprise of your kids eating what’s basically a salad inside a wrap, without complaining that they’re eating salad. And the surprise of your kids asking, “Can we have this again tomorrow?” Still not registering that they’re loading up on fresh lettuce and tomato, and loving it all the while.
What makes this turkey ranch wrap so magical that way? For certain, the ranch dressing helps. Any brand of ranch will work, so go ahead and pick the one your kids like best.
Kids also tend to love cheese, of course, and the soft Mozzarella in this recipe helps bind the ingredients together, making this wrap easy to hold and eat. (Yup, this is true even though the cheese isn’t melted.)
Aside from that, there’s just something about the combo of these flavors that tastes familiar and delicious. The contrast of the fresh veggies and the rich dressing and cheese. The thinly-sliced turkey, and the soft tortilla. Here’s a pro tip: make an extra wrap for yourself. You’ll love it, too!
What Makes This Turkey Ranch Wrap So Healthy?
The answer is simple: balance, balance, balance.
Fresh lettuce and chopped tomatoes are filled with vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants (that your kids might not get in their typical lunch.) Turkey and cheese provide protein and fat. And the tortilla wrap delivers carbohydrates for energy, along with some fiber. All together, this lunch gets two thumbs up for balance.
You have options when it comes to which kind of tortilla wrap you’d like to use. We used a spinach wrap, but you can use a different kind if you like. Whole wheat works great as long as it’s pliable. (You can warm it up for 10 seconds in the microwave to make it more so.) Also, check your labels: tortilla wraps often contain unhealthy hydrogenated oils. We love the taste, texture, and ingredients list of this brand.
More Lunch Inspiration
Turkey Ranch Wrap
- 4 10 inch spinach tortilla wrap
- 8 slice turkey breast, deli style
- 1 cup chopped tomato, red
- 2 cup lettuce, romaine
- 1/4 cup ranch dressing, low fat
- 1/2 cup mozzarella cheese
- Place 1 tortilla on a plate, and layer on two turkey slices.
- Sprinkle 2 tablespoons of Mozzarella cheese on top of the turkey, then add 1/4 of the tomato, diced, plus a half cup of chopped romaine lettuce.
- Drizzle a tablespoon of ranch dressing on the fillings, then roll the tortilla tightly.
- Repeat steps 1-3 with remaining tortillas and fillings.
- Serve cold, or wrap in aluminum foil and refrigerate for later. These wraps can be made up to 2 days ahead.
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What kind of “soft” mozzarella do you use for these?
Hi Karin! We use whole milk Mozzarella that comes in a block (not the fresh kind that comes in a ball.) The brand we used is called Galbani, and they sell it at most grocery stores, and Target.
This looks great! I will prepare it for my children……..Thanks for sharing
Deli meat is by no means healthy!!
Hi Deanna, thanks for reaching out. We’re aware of some of the nutritional concerns around processed meats… so I get where you’re coming from! But we also believe that balance is super important when it comes to kids’ diets. So in a recipe like this, we’re looking at the big picture. We like how this recipe supplies kids with nutrition from three food groups: protein, veggies, and grains. If you have unprocessed meat like cooked cubed chicken on hand, you can absolutely make that substitution (I’ve actually tried it myself, I can vouch for its awesomeness!)
Hi, I’m afraid this could get “soggy” if made in advance. I guess it is best to put the “dryest” components closest to the tortilla? In this case, anything but the tomato, right? Any other suggestions along these lines?
Yep! That’s about how we assemble them, and we haven’t had issues with them getting ‘soggy’. We often make them in the morning and wrap them up for packed lunches or dinner.
Exactly what brand and where do you buy the turkey meat?
I like the Hormel Naturals from Costco.