Pinwheels in lunchbox with text overlay

Pinwheels are a great sandwich alternative for the lunchbox. Just wrap up your favorite ingredients, roll tightly and slice!

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.

Pinwheels are great for the lunchbox and easy for kids to eat. I’m sharing some of my favorite combos 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 Pinwheel Combos

  • 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

Print out the infographic below and hang on your fridge for easy assembly!

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