Eating a home-made lunch is an important strategy to achieve and maintain a healthy weight. For me personally, the morning routine on weekdays gets pretty busy trying to get kids out the door for school as well as myself. However, my favorite lunch wrap usually saves my day because it’s so easy to put together. So, if I don’t have leftovers from the night before or if I am not packing the same thing that I packed for my kids’ lunch then you know what I’m eating for lunch.
As long as you have the basic ingredients in stock, it only takes a few minutes to prepare. You can vary the ingredients to your liking, and add any other vegetables you have on hand. Also, it can all be prepared the night before, especially the tomatoes and cucumbers, to save precious time in the morning.
Ingredients (Serves 1):
1 8-inch 100% whole-wheat tortilla
1 tablespoon basil pesto
1 cup mixed greens
1 slice pepper jack or American cheese
½ cup chopped tomatoes (approximate)
½ cup chopped cucumber (approximate)
½ avocado, sliced
1 fresh green chilli or ½ jalapeño pepper, chopped (optional)
- Warm the tortilla in microwave for 10 – 12 seconds.
- Spread the basil pesto evenly all over the tortilla.
- Place mixed greens, cheese slice and then tomatoes, cucumber, avocado, and green chilli/jalapeño pepper on one side of the tortilla.
- Wrap all ingredients in the tortilla by carefully folding in the sides and rolling the side with ingredients towards the empty side.
If you have a quick and easy lunch option, please share it below. We can all learn from each other’s tips and tricks to a healthy lunch (or easier morning routine).