Back to School Lunch Wraps

lunch on the go avocado wraps

Sick of sandwiches coming back in the school lunch box? Why not mix it up a bit with these tasty wrap combos. They’re healthy, simple to prepare and a make a great lunch for kids and adults.

Avocado and Chickpea

4 wholemeal/whole-wheat tortillas or other wraps

400-g/14-oz. can chickpeas drained and rinsed

4 generous spoonfuls cottage cheese

1 ripe avocado, thinly sliced

1 tomato, deseeded and flesh diced

3–4 tablespoons grated Cheddar cheese

a few handfuls of shredded little gem lettuce and/or sprouted seeds

a little freshly squeezed lemon juice

salt and freshly ground black pepper

Makes 4 servings


Working one at a time, put a tortilla onto the work surface. Sprinkle a quarter of the chickpeas on top in a line down the middle.

Mash with a fork, spreading in a half-moon shape towards one edge of the tortilla.

Cover this with a generous spoonful of cottage cheese. Arrange a few avocado slices on top, in a line down the middle.

Sprinkle over a small handful of diced tomato, a little grated Cheddar cheese and some lettuce and/or sprouted seeds.

Squeeze over a little lemon juice and season lightly.

Starting from the edge with the filling, begin rolling to enclose the filling. Wrap in greaseproof paper or clingfilm/plastic wrap and chill in the refrigerator until required.


Or why not try...

Cream Cheese & Barley Spread

Make a spread using 200 g/1 cup cream cheese mixed with 200 g/1 cup cooked barley. Season with a pinch of celery salt and a pinch of garlic granules. Spread on a wrap and top with thin strips of celery, red (bell) pepper, shredded lettuce and grated carrot. Sprinkle with grated cheese, add a squeeze of fresh lemon juice and roll up.

Tofu Salad

Mash some firm tofu in a bowl with a few spoonfuls of mayonnaise. Stir in some finely chopped celery, thinly sliced spring onions/scallions, finely grated cheese and a pinch of dry mustard powder. Season lightly with salt and pepper. Spread on a wrap, top with sprouted seeds or shredded lettuce and roll up.

Egg, Cheese & Tomato

Spread some freshly prepared scrambled eggs or egg mayonnaise over a wrap, sprinkle with some finely grated cheese and diced tomatoes and roll up.


For more tasty lunch inspiration, check out Lunch on the Go.