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Healthy Back-To-School Lunch Options: Apple, Havarti + Turkey Wrap

September 13, 2010

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Good morning and happy Monday!

As we mentioned last week, we are celebrating back-t0-school by showcasing 30 healthy lunch menus, all created by moms from across the country! We’ll be featuring a new video and menu each weekday for the next four weeks, and will be compiling a full weekly menu and shopping list for you every Friday.

Today’s lunch menu comes from Rachel Lacy, who blogs at Following In My Shoes.

Lunch Menu Day 1

This wrap is one of our FAVORITES – it’s full of simple flavors and a great alternative to your standard Turkey sandwich. With additional veggie and fruit sides, this lunch offers a good balance of nutrients for you and your child.

Serve with your favorite fruit, veggies and vegetable dip. For this lunch, I prepared a Spinach Tzatziki. It’s a lighter and healthier alternative to a store-purchased Ranch or veggie dip.

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Apple, Havarti, and Turkey Flatout Wraps

  • 1 Multi-Grain with Flax Seed Flatout Wrap
  • 1/4 cup of very thinly sliced apples
  • 2 slices of Deli Turkey
  • 1 oz slice of Havarti (this wrap is also DELICIOUS with Brie)
  • 1/4 – 1/3 cup of Lettuce or Spinach
  • 1-2 tsp of Honey-Mustard (made with equal parts of honey and Dijon mustard)

Assembly:

1. Spread the Honey-Mustard over the Multi-Grain Flatout Wrap.

2. Place the turkey on one end of the wrap and top with the cheese.

3. Layer the apple slices, followed by the lettuce/salad greens.

4. Starting at the end where your ingredients are layered, begin rolling the wrap up carefully and tightly so none of the food items fall out.

5. Using a serrated knife, cut the finished wrap in two and “seal” each wrap with a toothpick.

Spinach Tzatziki

  • 1 cup packed Baby Spinach leaves, roughly julienned
  • 8 oz Greek Yogurt
  • 1 seeded/skinned cucumber, roughly chopped
  • 1-2 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 2 tsp Fresh Dill leaves, chopped
  • The juice of one lemon
  • Salt/Pepper to taste

Directions:

1. Skin your cucumber and then cut it in half (length-wise); scoop out seeds and then roughly chop the cucumber.

2. To keep the Tzatziki from being too runny, you will need to drain the cucumber. (Option One: Place the chopped cucumber in a colander that is on top of another bowl. Let set 30-45 minutes to drain excess water. Option Two: lay chopped cucumber over paper towels and pat with another paper towel until completely dry)

3. Place the drained cucumber, minced garlic, chopped dill and the lemon juice into a food processor and puree.

4. Fold the cucumber puree into the Greek yogurt and salt/pepper to taste. Gently add the julienned spinach, stirring to blend.

5. Allow to chill over night for best flavor development.

Bon Appetit!

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We’d love to hear your fresh perspective!

  • What dips do you send to school with your kids? Do they have any favorites?

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8 Comments leave one →
  1. September 13, 2010 4:14 pm

    Adorable! Love the fact that she eats Havarti cheese. Impressive! Definitely going to try that recipe, thanks so much!

  2. September 13, 2010 5:26 pm

    mmm Brie! And she is just the cutest thing EVER!

  3. September 14, 2010 12:50 am

    Glad you were successful with the Tzatziki as kids used to love it and we made it for video and then they nixed it -grrrrr….could your daughter be any cuter?!

  4. September 15, 2010 12:47 am

    OMG, you made that all so pretty!!!! & your daughter is so cute!

  5. September 15, 2010 12:56 am

    I love this video Rachel! Super super cute! We will be trying this at home for sure! 🙂

  6. January 10, 2011 2:43 pm

    Great video! Cute that Little Lady was licking her lips the entire time you all were making lunch.

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