Kid-Friendly Wraps

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How is it that one could eat flour tortillas for over 40 years and never once think to make them with peanut butter and jelly? Here’s to the things kids can teach you. My young friends Piper (4), Alden (7), and Reilly (9) recently gave me a lesson in one of their favorite foods – a “wrap”. First they explained what a “wrap” is – basically a flour tortilla, with good stuff inside, tucked in the edges and rolled up to make it easy to eat. In my neck of the woods we would pack it full with a lot of rice, beans, and salsa and call it a burrito. But as a flour tortilla is nothing more than a bit of flour and water (and some baking powder, salt, and shortening or lard) one could easily use it as a bread substitute. Practically anything that could go in a sandwich could be wrapped up in a flour tortilla. The favorite wraps for these young friends of mine? Two actually. One obvious, the peanut butter and jelly wrap. The second not so obvious, but believe me, extremely good – cream cheese, thinly sliced ham, and carrots.

Do you have a favorite kid-friendly wrap? Please let us know in the comments.

Kid-Friendly Wraps Recipe

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Peanut Butter and Jelly Wrap

1 Layout out one flour tortilla. Spread a layer of peanut butter over the center of the tortilla, leaving an inch clear around the edges. Spread a thin layer of jam or jelly over the peanut butter.

2 Fold the left and right edges of the tortilla over about an inch, towards the center of the tortilla, then starting with the edge of the tortilla closest to you, roll up the tortilla. Cut the wrap in half with a sharp knife, in the center.

Cream Cheese, Sliced Ham, Carrot Wrap

1 Spread a thin layer of cream cheese over the center of a flour tortilla, leaving an inch lear around the edges. Place a couple of pieces of thinly sliced ham over the cream cheese. Sprinkle on grated or thinly sliced carrots.

2 Fold the left and right edges of the tortilla over about an inch, towards the center of the tortilla, then starting with the edge of the tortilla closest to you, roll up the tortilla. Cut the wrap in half with a sharp knife, in the center.

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Links:
Veggie Wraps from Helen of Beyond Salmon
Spicy Shrimp Wraps from Delicious! Delicious!
Flour tortilla recipe from Homesick Texan

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  • Erica

    So I went to my friend’s graduation party. And her French cousins brought these peanut butter and jelly wraps. But there was a twist: they put Fruit Roll Ups/Fruit By The Foot in them. I thought it was very odd to have the fruit snacks in them. But I ate at least 10 of them; so delicious!

  • Carolyn

    I can’t believe no one has recommended the CLASSIC PG&J wrap — add rice krispies cereal!

    They serve this all the time at my university — yes, university — and there’s always a line for them. Delicious!

  • Maria

    Make it like a quesadilla! mash up the banana, and spread peanut butter on one tortilla. Then put the banana in thin layer over the peanut butter. Finish it with another shell on top. Cook on a griddle until light brown, flip over, and do the same to other side. SOOO delicious, especially with some yogurt for dipping!

  • Jill

    I’ve made salami, lettuce, cheese, and thrown a little vinagarette/italian dressing on it for a quick lunch…it’s amazing. Sometimes I throw it in the toaster oven before adding lettuce and then include some onion.

    Great ideas, thanks! ~Elise

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