Lunchbox California Wraps #SundaySupper

California Wrap

Back to school has arrived here at our house, and filling lunch boxes take up our mornings and the scramble to get dinner on the table in the evening has reared it’s ugly head. It’s never been a real comforting time for me. I absolutely hate rushing and just don’t like not having time to play in my kitchen. {I’m a foodie, what do you expect?} I still make fabulous meals, but often we have a time crunch because of school activities or whatever else is going on. I need to be more prepared and find meals that take less time.

Besides stressing about dinner though, filling lunch boxes has been loads of fun. Everyone likes something different and I feel like my grocery bill goes up when school starts because I have to stock so many different items instead of being able to make healthy homemade lunches.

In our house, wraps are a super popular lunchbox treat. The teens don’t think the food at school is all that great and wraps can be filled with anything they feel like stuffing inside. We often make our own flour tortillas even adding flavors to the mix. They are delicious. Wraps are perfect for us, because with five busy teenagers who all have different taste buds, they can customize their lunch to suit their tastes. I love that!

This one is pretty popular with two of my teenagers who love veggies, but this is my favorite wrap. I make this all the time for lunch when they are off at school.

This week for #SundaySupper we are working with Katie Workman and The Mom 100 Cookbook for the last time. I’m actually a little sad, but with that said, this cookbook will continue to be a companion in our kitchen. My daughter who is now food blogging, has discovered it and loves it! The pages are dog eared already and there are tiny pieces of paper stuck all over the place with notes of what she plans to make and even a few that I still plan to do. So many delicious foods. You won’t find this recipe in Katie’s Cookbook but you will find some absolutely wonderful recipes and even some for a few wraps including her Blueprint for making a wrap complete with plenty of filling suggestions. You really need this cookbook. I have a link to it in my sidebar so you can get it on Amazon.

Lunchbox California Wraps #SundaySupper
  • Flour Tortillas (I used Sun Dried Tomatoes and Basil)
  • ¼ C. of thin slices of avocado or Guacamole
  • 2 Strips of Cooked Bacon
  • Deli Turkey (I used 4 pieces)
  • 2 slices of cheese
  • 2 thin slices of tomato
  • 2-3 pcs. thinly sliced cucumber
  • 1 Tablespoon of mayo
  • 1 piece of lettuce shredded
  1. Lay your flour tortilla out on a flat surface.
  2. If you're using guacamole spread your guacamole across the whole tortilla. (if you're using avocado that comes in a moment)
  3. If you're not using guacamole, start with this step. Add your strips of bacon. You can cut them up if you want, I just use them whole. I cross them into an X.
  4. Layer your pieces of turkey across the entire tortilla.
  5. Add your cheese.
  6. Add the tomato.
  7. Add the shredded lettuce.
  8. Add the cucumber slices.
  9. If you didn't use guacamole, add the avocado now. If you did use guacamole and you want to add some mayo - add that now.
  10. Roll it all up and secure with a toothpick in several spots to hold it together. Wrap up in some parchment paper or place in a baggie and pack in a lunch box, or just eat immediately. Nice and totally healthy if you leave off the bacon but who wants to do that? It's bacon!



California Wrap

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  1. says

    OOh yummy & love the pic explaining what went it ! Makes it super easy :) Also loved your home made wrap recipe yesterday !!! Will be making these !

  2. says

    ME! ME! I want one of this RIGHT THIS MINUTE! Holy canoli, that is a beauty. I’m a sucker for anything with gorgeous layers…especially when one of them is avocado. And the sundried tomato tortilla makes for a gorgeous wrapper.

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