Pinwheels are a great sandwich alternative for the lunchbox. Just wrap up your favorite ingredients, roll tightly and slice! We have gathered our favorite pinwheel recipes to help inspire some nutritious lunchboxes!
I’ll admit, as a kid I wasn’t a fan of sandwiches – especially in my lunchbox. But put those same ingredients in a tortilla and turn it into pinwheels? Gold! I would gobble them up.
An important part of any healthy child’s upbringing is their diet. Childhood is the time in which your child will develop eating habits that they will carry for the rest of their life, so if they prefer a pinwheel recipe instead of a sandwich, go for it! By listening to what your child likes, and noticing what comes home in their lunchboxes uneaten, you are taking an active part in helping your child develop healthy eating habits that will last them a lifetime.
Pinwheels are great for the lunchbox and easy for kids to eat. I’m sharing some of my favorite pinwheel recipes below, but you can easily mix and match sauces, proteins, fruit and veggies for your own unique combo.
These are also a great way to get your kids into making their own lunch. Win-win!
9 Tasty Pinwheel Recipes
- Turkey Special: Turkey + Hummus + Salad Greens
- BLT: Bacon + Lettuce + Tomato
- Classic: Ham + Cheese + Spinach
- Hawaiian: Chicken + Pineapple + BBQ Sauce
- Upgraded PB&J: Peanut Butter + Kiwi + Strawberries
- Southwest: Black Beans + Avocado + Cheese
- Go Fish! Canned Tuna + Mayo + Lettuce
- Veggie-tastic: Hummus + Veggies + Feta Cheese
- Sweet Treat: Cream Cheese + Fruit + Granola
Don’t forget to include the fruit and veggies! Serve (or pack) fruits and vegetables at every opportunity – keep in mind the 5 a day rule. Any fruits or vegetables you buy can be either fresh, frozen, canned, or dried, all of them count, so have your child pick out their favorites. Especially when including them in lunchboxes. Kiddos are more likely to eat what is in their lunchbox if they have a hand in preparing it. To help encourage your child, take them to the store and let them choose which fruits and vegetables they like best and which ones they would like to try.
Print out the infographic below and hang on your fridge for easy assembly!
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