These 20 must try wraps for lunch are more than a little tasty. You’ll have to try every one, they’re so good.
From kids to adults, who doesn’t love a delicious sandwich filled with your favorite ingredients all rolled up in a convenient and portable wrap? Wraps are a great alternative to sandwiches and can be easily assembled the night before for a quick grab for the lunchbox the next day.
From chicken salads to tuna salads, from breakfast wraps to veggie wraps, here are more than 20 wraps to inspire your next wrap making session.
Get creative with your choice of wraps, too! Move beyond a plain tortilla wrap and try a spinach or tomato flavored wrap. Don’t forget that gluten-free wraps are widely available, too, for those with dietary restrictions.
You’ll find tasty recipes perfect for meat lovers as well as vegans in this collection of over 20 delicious wraps recipes that you’ll want to make right now.
Can You Do Meal Prepping with Wraps?
Uh, YEAH! Wraps are one of my favorite meals to meal-prep with.
I can make a big batch of buffalo chicken, black beans or pulled pork in the slow cooker and make a whole schlew of lettuce wraps, sandwich wraps, tortilla wraps and cheese wraps that are each unique and different for a whole week of lunches.
Pack those up in a few boxes for the family with some fresh veggie options, hot sauce or ranch dressing (maybe even a little roasted red pepper), depending on the person, and all our lunches are done!
Then I can feel good that we’re all eating a healthy wrap for lunch!
What are the most popular recipes to add to wraps?
Wraps are a versatile type of meal that can accommodate an array of fillings and flavors. One popular variation is the burrito wrap, which typically has a Mexican-inspired combination of ingredients.
This often includes a protein source such as ground beef, shredded chicken, or refried beans, in addition to various vegetables like peppers and onions, as well as cheese and sauces to bring the wrap together.
Tofu or tempeh-based recipes can also be used for meat-free alternatives.
Another type of wrap that is gaining in popularity is the falafel wrap – made with deep-fried balls of ground chickpeas and served with vegetables like tomatoes, cucumbers, lettuce, and pickles.
The falafel usually contains herbs like parsley and cilantro and spices such as cumin and coriander.
Lastly, egg salad wraps are becoming more commonplace in recent years.
These consist of boiled eggs mixed with mayonnaise and seasonings such as dijon mustard, salt, and pepper to create a quick yet filling meal.
What is the key to getting a sandwich wrap to hold together?
Ensuring proper construction is the key to getting a sandwich wrap to hold together. Starting from the inside, the elements of the wrap should be layered in a way that maximizes the stability of the structure.
Building from the protein source (e.g., steak, chicken) outward by adding ingredients such as lettuce, tomato, and onion creates a better enveloping effect for condiments and sauces.
Finally, complementary ingredients like cheese and sauces bind everything together and create a more cohesive wrap.
However, it is also important to note that selecting wrapping material that is strong enough – but not too thick – to withstand potential stresses when folding yet grip easily enough is essential; parchment paper is a popular choice due to its strength and non-stick qualities.
Can you store leftover lunch wraps for later?
Lunch wraps can be stored and enjoyed the following day or later.
To ensure a great experience when eating leftovers, proper storage is key. Wrap the wrap and place it in an airtight container, such as Tupperware, to avoid ruining the delicate shape of the wrap.
Additionally, store any leftover ingredients (such as vegetables and proteins) separately.
When reheating, use an oven for best results or, if unavailable, microwave on low heat for a short time. Refrain from microwaving too long to keep any fillings from drying out or getting soggy.
Eating stored wraps is an easy and efficient way of utilizing leftovers, leading to less food waste and more frugal grocery shopping.
How to Spice Up a Wrap (without adding spice)?
Pump-up your turkey wraps or salad wraps by adding some amazing (and fun) ingredients like these:
- Goat Cheese
- Lettuce and Tomatoes
- Roasted Red Peppers
- Salt and Pepper (I know! But SERIOUSLY!)
- Grapes (yeah, but try it)
- Ramen Noodles (wait, but for real!)
Pretty quick, you’ll be making a chicken avocado wrap with a million different tasty pops!
How Do You Get Tortillas to Stay Wrapped?
Ok. So, this is a serious problem. When I first started making chicken wraps with tortillas, I was a little, well, put-off. Lettuce wraps and cheese wraps were great, but tortillas were my bane. They were just so hard to figure out and I wasn’t sure what I was doing wrong.
If they weren’t crumbling and breaking in half, they were unrolling themselves and just being difficult to eat without a fork. Which defeats the whole point.
But then I went to a restaurant that does these amazing burrito wraps and I really watched what they were doing. And I figured out their secret: warm tortillas.
This was groundbreaking for me, so I tried it at home. All you do is pop your tortillas in the microwave with a damp wash rag or paper towel for 30 seconds and then build your wrap tightly.
When it cools, your tortilla will get so nice and snug around your filling, it’ll be perfect!
Where are the 20 Must Try Wraps for Lunch?
Oh, good question, I’m so hungry just talking about these awesome lunch wraps that I just can’t wait…so here they are:
More Tips for the Perfect Sandwich Wraps
- To keep your wrap from being soggy and icky, pat dry any lettuce or other vegetables (even the tomatoes) with a paper towel before adding them to your wrap.
- Make sure any veggies you’re putting in the wrap are cut into small enough bites. There’s nothing worse than taking a bite and pulling out a chunk of goodies that falls all over the table.
- When you fold your wrap, put your filling in the middle, then wrap one side over in half, then fold up the bottom. And finally fold over the other side. This is kind of a burrito wrap that will help keep your ingredients from dropping out the backside as you eat it.
Seriously, there are so many delicious ways to turn your lunch into a fun wrapped sandwich version of a full meal. I can send the kids to school with a wrap and some fresh veggies and we’re all so happy.
If you love this amazing collection of 20 delicious wraps for lunch, be sure to pin it to your favorite recipes board on Pinterest so you can find it again the next time you need a quick and easy sandwich wrap idea!