Ideas for Lunch

By Good Life Eats
Created March 10, 2017

Making wraps and pinwheels is a fun way to mix things up in the lunch box. I love this recipe for ABC Pinwheels, a take on one of my favorite burgers at a local restaurant and it's perfect for school lunches. A - Avocado, B - Bacon, C - Cheese. Educational and delicious!

Instead of mayo or sandwich spreads, this recipe uses mashed avocado. It provides the moisture you need in any sandwich while still being nutritious. In fact, avocados contain monounsaturated fat -- the kind that actually helps lower your cholesterol. Additionally, avocados are high in vitamin E and folate.

When shopping for wraps or tortillas to make pinwheels, look for wraps that are high in fiber, low in sugar, and made from whole grains. That way you'll be helping your child get through the long school day by providing nutrients their body needs to stay alert and happy.

There are so many variations of the pinwheel. If you're child isn't fond of these ingredients, other great combinations include:

  • Almond butter or peanut butter and bananas

  • PB&J classic

  • Low-fat cream cheese and sliced strawberries

  • Ham and cheddar

  • Black beans, mashed avocado, lettuce, cheddar, and salsa

Get creative! You can put almost anything in a wrap and slice it into these cute pinwheels. Sometimes kids just need a different presentation. Instead of putting them in a plastic bag in your child's lunch, try a reusable container. The pinwheels will transport better and you'll be helping the environment.