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Foodie Friday – 5 Steps to a Perfect Lunch Wrap

How do you to make a lunch wrap? With all the options for tortillas, wraps, meats, and veggies it can get a little overwhelming. But, by using these five simple steps, you can make an easy and healthy sandwich wrap. Brown bagging it never tasted so good!

Lunch wraps are a great addition to any lunch. You can pack a whole lot of food and nutrients in a tiny portable package. The best thing about them? They are super easy to make! Check out my five simple steps for making awesome sandwich wraps.

1. The tortilla – The wrap starts with a basic tortilla. I buy whatever is on sale 2 for $4 or $5 or you can use your family’s favorite. My grocery store has tortillas in the ethnic food aisle, as well as sandwich wraps in the bakery department.

2. Sauce – On top of your tortilla, you want a sauce of some sort: BBQ sauce, mustard, hummus, avocado spread, yogurt, mayo, pesto, salsa, ketchup, whatever your family likes.

3. Protein – When I plan out our meals and do the grocery shopping, I include some protein to be cooked up for lunches: roast pork tenderloin, pulled pork, roast or grilled chicken. Sometimes all I do is pull a couple of chicken breasts out of the package, season them, add some chicken stock, and throw them in the crock pot. Easy peasy. I should note I don’t use lunch meat because I find it to be too expensive. However, it would work perfectly. So for the wraps I use whatever protein I have cooked up for the week.

4. Extras – Top your favorite protein with what I like to call “extras.” Extras include whatever veg or extra protein you have on hand: carrots, peppers, onions, corn, black beans, hard-boiled eggs, and the all important BACON!! I swear nothing makes my husband happier than bacon. Well maybe b . . . . I guess I shouldn’t overshare 🙂 Cheese would make an excellent extra also!

5. Greens – After the extras, I top the whole thing with greens. As my husband says “More greens more better.” He’s a dweeb I know. Rollup the wrap and viola you’re done!

This is more of a method than an actual step by step recipe, a technique I learned from Rachael Ray a long time ago. You take 1 basic recipe and then experiment with your favorite ingredients. Then once you get the hang of it, you can mix and match and have a ton of different wrap recipes.  Using this technique with a well stocked fridge you can whip up a quick and easy lunch anytime.