Whew, Its Monday already??? I know how the weekend flies by and we all carry this pathetic face on those monday mornings, struggling to fix multiple things. This simple healthy make-ahead lunch-wraps are perfect for those kind of days!! These are perfect to go wraps for work or school lunches, as they stay good for long time, suitable for both warm or cold lunches and also freezes well for future lousy days.
Feel free to customize them to your taste, add extra veggies, have it with or without meat, just play with it!! For the wrap you can use any type of flat bread… or even tortillas, pita bread, chapati or paratha will work too. Use your imagination and your favorite ingredients for variations on these easy recipes, and enjoy!
Make-Ahead Lunch Wraps / Sandwich Wraps / Lunch Box Recipes / School Lunch / Work Lunch / Veggie Wrap / Frankie Roll / Pita Wrap / Boxed Lunches / Work Lunch Box -1
|Ingredients – 1|
|1||Multi-grain flat bread|
|1 cup||Shredded Cabbage|
|1 cup||Onion (thinly sliced)|
|1/2 teaspoon||Grated Ginger|
|1/2 cup||Shredded cooked meat for your choice (optional)|
|1/4 teaspoon||Fresh ground Black pepper|
|Ingredients – 2|
|1 cup||Fresh Mint Leaves|
|1 cup||Coriander Leaves|
|1/2 teaspoon||Cumin seeds|
|2 tablespoons||Fresh lemon Juice|
Lets make this Green chutney which adds tons of punch to this recipe. You may very well skip this and instead buy the ready-made Mint Coriander chutney which is available pre-made in most Indian stores. They stay good for long time if refrigerated. The one which we make is with all fresh ingredients with no preservative so they get to stay good for few days. Lets put all ingredients in table-2 into a blender and grind to fine paste. Its will be really hard to run the blender with less quantity so add some water.
This chutney freeze well if you want to, but make sure you add few drops of oil to this while grinding. Pour the chutney in ice -cube trays and freeze. Now, that’s little too much work , so better make it fresh or buy the ready-made chutney from the store.
There’s a whole of variety chutneys available like Green chili, Coriander, Sweet , Mint….. choose one of your choice.
Just grind them all to make a thick paste.
There you go, chutneys ready! Lets move on to the wrap now. Choose any kind of flat bread, I bought these from a local supermarket, if you can’t find just go with whole wheat tortilla.
For the filling, heat heat little oil in a fry pan and saute carrot, cabbage, onion and ginger with little salt and pepper for few minutes. Meat is just an option, I’ve added left over chicken meat. You may very well skip.
Now let this mixture cool completely. Then spread this over the bread evenly adding green chutney here and there.
Start rolling from one side and finish on the other.
Then cut them diagonally mainly to make it appealing. lol
Voila!! my work lunch is ready to go…..
Pack them in compartment tiffin boxes with some extra chutney for dipping and with either a salad or dessert of your choice.
One whole wrap should yield two big wraps good for one adult.
Refrigeration works well for couple of days.
Freezing works but may be slightly soggy when you reheat.
If you don’t like refrigerating as a wrap, then just make the stuffing and warm it up in the morning and wrap it.
You may also tightly wrap in sandwich or wax paper for easy handling. Foil works too.
Flat-out is something which we get here in USA, if you can’t find it then use a big chapati or plain tortilla.