The thing I have struggled with the most, both from a budget and a healthy eating perspective, is meals on the go.
Because of the distance we live from “town”, we end up eating in the car several times a week — after a morning field trip, before an evening activity, etc. It’s pretty much all I can do to get everybody out of the house on time for these various activities, let alone packing a meal for each of us to eat while we drive. Sometimes we’ll do PB&J sandwiches, but let’s face it: those get old pretty fast!
Our oldest daughter is obsessed with tortilla wraps, but our other girls don’t especially like the combinations she comes up with, so I started searching for new recipes to try.
I found a few recipes, and we began experimenting, but so far this one is our favorite. Our youngest daughter is not a fan of baby spinach (which she calls “weaves”), but everybody else loves these. In fact, our 8-year-old, who has been the most picky lately, must have told me three times how much she liked them the first time I made them!
These are perfect for the road. I usually fill a sandwich bag with some pretzels or chips and then add a few sections of the turkey wrap on top. They’re pretty filling, a great change from plain ol’ sandwiches and packed full of nutrients!
- flour tortilla
- cream cheese, softened
- raspberry jelly (we use all fruit, no-sugar added jelly)
- avocado, mashed
- 4-5 deli turkey slices
- handful of baby spinach
- Spread a layer of cream cheese on the tortilla, followed by a layer of jelly and then a layer of avocado. If you're making quite a few, you could always mix the cream cheese, jelly and avocado together (1-2 tablespoons of each per tortilla) so that you only have to spread one layer.
- Next, distribute the turkey slices evenly across the tortilla. Spread out the baby spinach on top.
- Roll tightly. Slice into 1-2" pieces and secure with a toothpick. Refrigerate until ready to serve.
What’s your favorite on-the-go recipe?