Sick of sandwiches coming back in the school lunch box? Why not mix it up a bit with these tasty wrap combos? They’re healthy, simple to prepare and a make a great lunch for kids and adults.
Avocado and Chickpea Wraps
4 wholemeal/whole-wheat tortillas or other wraps
400-g/14-oz. can chickpeas drained and rinsed
4 generous spoonfuls cottage cheese
1 ripe avocado, thinly sliced
1 tomato, deseeded and flesh diced
3–4 tablespoons grated Cheddar cheese
a few handfuls of shredded little gem lettuce and/or sprouted seeds
a little freshly squeezed lemon juice
salt and freshly ground black pepper
Makes 4 servings
Working one at a time, put a tortilla onto the work surface. Sprinkle a quarter of the chickpeas on top in a line down the middle.
Mash with a fork, spreading in a half-moon shape towards one edge of the tortilla.
Cover this with a generous spoonful of cottage cheese. Arrange a few avocado slices on top, in a line down the middle.
Sprinkle over a small handful of diced tomato, a little grated Cheddar cheese and some lettuce and/or sprouted seeds.
Squeeze over a little lemon juice and season lightly.
Starting from the edge with the filling, begin rolling to enclose the filling. Wrap in greaseproof paper or clingfilm/plastic wrap and chill in the refrigerator until required.
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Cream Cheese & Barley Spread
Make a spread using 200 g/1 cup cream cheese mixed with 200 g/1 cup cooked barley. Season with a pinch of celery salt and a pinch of garlic granules. Spread on a wrap and top with thin strips of celery, red (bell) pepper, shredded lettuce and grated carrot. Sprinkle with grated cheese, add a squeeze of fresh lemon juice and roll up.
Mash some firm tofu in a bowl with a few spoonfuls of mayonnaise. Stir in some finely chopped celery, thinly sliced spring onions/scallions, finely grated cheese and a pinch of dry mustard powder. Season lightly with salt and pepper. Spread on a wrap, top with sprouted seeds or shredded lettuce and roll up.
Egg, Cheese & Tomato
Spread some freshly prepared scrambled eggs or egg mayonnaise over a wrap, sprinkle with some finely grated cheese and diced tomatoes and roll up.
For more tasty lunch ideas, check out Lunch on the Go.