Wrap It Up!

Easy Sandwiches for Lunchboxes

BLT Wraps. Linda Larsen

Wrap sandwiches first burst upon the lunch scene about 10 years ago. These sandwiches are variations of traditional sandwiches; but the bread is different. Any type of flat bread is spread with a hot or cold sandwich filling, rolled up, and eaten out of hand.

For the wrap, you can use flavored tortillas, cracker bread, rice paper wrappers, cooled crepes, split pita breads, and for low carb eaters, sturdy lettuce leaves.

Wraps are a great way to give leftovers new life, especially if you use a homemade, fun fresh salsa.

Use your imagination and your favorite ingredients for variations on these easy recipes, and enjoy.

Wrap It Up!

  • Chicken Tomato Wraps
    Juicy chunks of chicken are slicked with honey dijon dressing and surrounded with chunks of green pepper and tomato in these fabulous wraps.
  • Ham Salad Wraps
    Deviled ham and cream cheese are the secret ingredients in these quick and easy, delicious wraps. They freeze well too.
  • Lettuce Wrap Sandwiches
    Cooked turkey, Gouda cheese, and Caesar salad dressing give these low carb wraps wonderful flavor.
  • BLT Wrap Sandwiches
    These sandwiches can be made ahead of time and placed in an insulated lunchbox along with ice packs or a frozen juice box or two.
  • Carne Asada
    These traditional hot wraps are a Mexican favorite. Seasoned beef is grilled, sliced, and wrapped in flour tortillas.
  • Spanish Rice Wraps
    Long grain rice, flavored with Spanish spices, makes a wonderful filling for wrap sandwiches.
  • Cheesy Roast Beef Wraps
    Blue cheese salad dressing and American cheese give flavor and great texture to these cold roast beef sandwiches.
  • Turkey Cobb Wrap Sandwiches
    You can use chicken or turkey in these easy and delicious wraps. If you love Cobb salad, you'll love these sandwiches!
  • Chicken Salad Wraps
    Start with a deli chicken salad and add a few luscious ingredients to make these delicious and easy wrap sandwiches.
  • Easy Cobb Salad Wraps
    Cobb Salad in a sandwich! I love these tasty and juicy sandwiches that are so easy to make and eat.
  • Tuna Rolls with Peanut Sauce
    Rice paper wraps contain a filling of tuna, peanut butter sauce, coriander, hoisin sauce, and grated carrot for an exotic lunch. If you pack them in a lunchbox, wrap them in damp paper towels so the wraps stay soft.
  • Speedy Veggie Wraps
    Use your favorite deli salad in these super easy, super fast wrap sandwiches.

You can also just put the ingredients for a wrap sandwich into your child's lunchbox and let them have the fun of making their own lunch; kids love to play with food.

Hot wrap sandwiches are usually wrapped in foil and heated after being assembled.

Cold wrap sandwiches are perfect for lunch boxes. The bread stays nice and firm (soggy bread was one of the banes of my childhood), the sandwiches are easy to eat as long as they are firmly held, and you can transform almost any ingredient into a wrap sandwich.