Avoid stuffing your wraps with salad or potato salad. Avoid using a soft tortilla to wrap the meat.
Try using pita bread or some other bread type. This is a great way to use up your leftover rice and beans.
If you have cooked beans left over, add them to your wraps. Try to avoid using a starch in the main filling for the wrap.
Top with cheese or salsa. For a lower fat wrap, try including a whole grain wrap, like whole wheat, corn, or brown rice.
Take advantage of greens and root vegetables by placing them in your wrap. Keep foods with a strong flavor in the main filling, such as sautéed green beans or cauliflower.
Serve with salsa or guacamole. Wraps with greens are great for dipping into hummus.
Dice up veggies and place them in the center of your wrap for a taste explosion.
Tips for baking
Avoid white flour and wheat gluten when baking wraps. Bread mixes work well for baking wraps, but make sure they’re all whole wheat flour.
Make sure your oven is warm and that your pan is hot before adding your ingredients. Try using olive oil instead of peanut or vegetable oil.
Use a nonstick cooking spray. Dipped wraps work well for lunch boxes or salads.
For an extra kick, add a cup of salsa or guacamole to your wrap.
When baking wraps, go for flavorful condiments. Try topping your wraps with salsa, guacamole, hummus, tomato, shredded cheese, or a sweet and savory mustard.
Try using low-sodium, low-fat, or fat-free cheese. Spread your condiments in a thin layer over your wrap before baking.
Bananas are a good source of fiber, vitamins, and minerals. Add them to wraps or other foods, including muffins or smoothies.
Breakfast wraps with carrots and cheddar cheese are a great way to start the day.
Make a side salad with kale, shredded carrots, and cheese. Add in nuts and seeds for extra protein and healthy fat.
Tomatoes are one of the most popular fruits in the U.S. They’re high in vitamin A, beta-carotene, and fiber.
They’re a great addition to wraps, especially for lunch boxes or salads. Top your salad with grilled chicken or turkey, shredded cheese, avocado, diced cucumber, a little pesto, or extra tomatoes.
It’s hard to say no to delicious protein bites. Try using shredded meat, cubed cheese, nut butter, or jelly, and lay it over a pita or wrap.
You can also try experimenting with different flavor combinations. Have fun making some delicious protein bites with your child.
Popcorn is a great, easy, and healthy snack to keep on hand. For a healthy and delicious addition to your wraps, try popping them in the microwave with a bit of oil.
You can also add a dash of cinnamon to your popcorn, and turn it into a healthy dessert! Fill your wraps with your favorite popcorn recipe and add some healthy fresh fruit on the side.
Try topping your popcorn with fresh raspberries or blueberries, or frozen raspberries and blueberries.
You’ve probably noticed watermelon is in season in the summer. Here’s a perfect time to eat it, and in season, it’s absolutely delicious.
So much nutrition packed into one of your favorite fruits! You can wrap your watermelon in a thin slice of cheese or use it as a fresh fruit salad.
Bananas and cheese
Bananas are high in potassium, vitamins, and dietary fiber. Top your wraps with bananas or cheese, then spread a thin layer of peanut or coconut butter on top.
Substitute dates for any of the nut butters, like almond butter or peanut butter, which can be high in calories.
Any nut butter will work, but you might want to try experimenting with almond butter for a healthier option.
Bananas are great to eat for breakfast or as a snack. Use them as a topping for sandwiches or salads, or make banana bread for breakfast.
Use raspberries, blueberries, strawberries, or any other fruit as a filling for wraps, sliders, or sandwiches.
Apple and cheese
Slice up an apple, add it to wraps or other foods, like muffins or smoothies, and top with shredded cheese.
These wraps are a good source of fiber and fiber-packed whole grains.
Eggs are a great, protein-packed breakfast. Try baking them in the oven for easy, easy-to-prepare breakfast sandwiches or scramble on wraps.
Try adding some avocado, chopped red onion, and shredded cheddar cheese for a fresh take on an egg and cheese wrap.
Carrots and guacamole
This recipe is a great way to use lots of fruits in your wraps. Start with your favorite quinoa or brown rice and chop up veggies (think: peppers, onions, tomatoes, mushrooms, cucumber, or cauliflower).
Serve on whole grain tortillas, like this organic tortilla from Healthy Creations Foods. Then, add guacamole, lettuce, and red onion.
Lentils are a healthy, protein-packed staple that are perfect for making wraps. You can eat the whole bundle or halve or quarter a packet of cooked lentils.
Try them in wraps, sliders, or sandwiches.
The pomegranate and lemon zest in this hummus recipe will add some bright, vibrant flavor to your wraps. You can serve your hummus on wheat or pita bread, or try using it in place of the traditional mayonnaise, in a wrap or sandwich.
Make a pitas with your hummus, spinach, and cucumber salads for an easy and filling wrap. Or try it in a sandwich using this hummus and cucumber sandwich recipe.
Spinach is packed with vitamins, minerals, and protein, and it’s a low-calorie and healthy choice for your wraps. Try using it as a filling for wraps, or as a salad topper.
Plain old hummus can also be used as a filling for wraps. You can make it in your food processor or add it to guacamole, greens, or avocado salad to keep the greens healthy and nutritious.
You can even use it in place of mayo, as a sandwich spread, or add it to wraps.
The high level of healthy fat in avocados means they are an ideal filling for wraps. Try using your guacamole to top wraps, sliders, or sandwiches, or swap out your traditional mayo for avocado as a dip.
You can also make your own avocado dip, which is packed with healthy fats, vitamins, and nutrients.