Mediterranean Turkey Pinwheels

Turkey Vegetable Pinwheel Wraps - Mom's Kitchen Handbook

This post was sponsored by Flatout Flatbread. 

Today’s recipe rounds out the last of my three-part Secret to School Lunch series. My hope is that between the arguments for getting kids to pack their lunch in my first post, the nutrition infographic in my second post, and the three easy recipes shared along the way, you’ll have a few tools to get your kids involved in the process.

With all of that in mind, let’s jump right into this Mediterranean Turkey Pinwheel business. It’s wholesome, tasty, and fun to make (catch some of the photos below of Virginia and her pal Anna and you’ll get the idea).

Here’s How the Whole Thing Goes Down

  1. Gather your ingredients. There are only five: Flatout Flatbread, turkey, pitted olives, hummus, and grated carrots. I often keep pre-grated carrots on hand for just this sort of thing. You can play around with the ingredients, say swap cream cheese or smashed avocado for hummus, try a different type of meat or leave it off altogether, use another vegetable, such as baby spinach or thinly sliced cucumbers.

2. Get your kiddos to layer everything onto the flatbread. Even very little ones can help spread hummus, scatter carrots, and so on. Then, have your kids start at the end with the olives and roll it on up. Use a serrated edge knife to cut this into pinwheels, helping younger children, especially, with the knife work.

3. Apparently the “don’t play with your food” rule doesn’t apply here.  

Mediterranean Turkey Pinwheels

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4. Enjoy!!

If you missed the other two “Secret to School Lunch” Recipes, both custom designed for kids to make on their own, check them out:

Ham and Cheesy Greens Panini

Nutty Chocolate Banana Wrap

Turkey Vegetable Pinwheel Wraps - Mom's Kitchen Handbook
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Mediterranean Turkey Pinwheels

A colorful, delicious, and nutritious lunch that you can roll up in a jiffy. 

Course Lunch
Prep Time 5 minutes
Servings 1 serving (2 for the littlest ones)
Author katiemorford

Ingredients

  • 1 Whole-Grain Flatout Flatbread (or whole-wheat tortilla)
  • 3 tablespoons hummus
  • 6 pitted olives (whatever is your favorite)
  • 1/2 cup grated carrots
  • 2 thin slices turkey

Instructions

  1. Lay the flatbread on your work surface. Use a butter knife to spread the hummus so it covers the flatbread.
  2. Scatter the carrots over the hummus
  3. Lay the turkey slices over the carrots.
  4. Lay the olives in a row along the shorter edge of one end of the flatbread.
  5. Roll up the flatbread starting with the end where the olives are.
  6. Use a serrated edge knife to cut it crosswise into 4 pinwheels (younger kids should have a parent help with this).

Comments

10.22.2015 at 8:43 AM #

Brittany

This recipe looks great! I love the tips of involving your kids in making it. The way you packed the food makes it so much more appealing, too!

10.22.2015 at 8:43 AM #

katiemorford

It’s funny with kids, the littlest things can make all the difference. My kids really respond when their lunch is packed in tidy containers. Thanks for the comment.

10.22.2015 at 9:41 AM #

Pam H.

As always, a great post – and such wonderful pictures!

I have a question about flatbread
1. Is it the same as Lavash?
2. how do you keep it from going stale or moldy? Mine always does which is stopping me from buying it as much as I might otherwise. If I put it in the fridge, to stop the mold, it gets rather hard and difficult to roll.

Thanks!

Pam

10.22.2015 at 9:41 AM #

katiemorford

It’s very similar to lavash. Like you, I have found that lavash doesn’t last long. I haven’t had problems with Flatout getting stale, even when refrigerated, so you might give it a try.

10.22.2015 at 9:46 AM #

EA-The Spicy RD

I love all the easy lunch ideas in this 3 part series Katie! Both my kids would love all 3 of them-the only issue is that my 14 yo daughter would not take any of them to school. That is my challenge, because starting last year in 8th grade, bringing lunch to school started to be “not cool” with her. I’m fine with her buying lunch at school, but, honestly, I’ve seen the middle and high school lunch menus and, sadly, the pickens’ are slim 🙁 So, for now, I try and get her to eat SOMETHING for breakfast (it’s a challenge when she’s out the door before 7 am and not very hungry), try and get her to take an energy bar to school that she *might* eat for lunch if she’s starving. When she comes home at 3-that’s become her main meal of the day now. I know you have teenagers too-would love to know if you’ve had the same struggles, and, if so, any suggestions??? Fortunately, at least as far as lunch goes, my son’s pretty east to feed 🙂

10.22.2015 at 9:46 AM #

katiemorford

Oh my goodness…that sounds challenging. Sally at Real Mom Nutrition just wrote a piece about lunch room bullying in Parents: http://www.parents.com/recipes/scoop-on-food/bullying-in-the-lunch-room-what-you-need-to-know/ I think your approach to bookend her school day with some decent nutrition is wise. It is so hard at this age because opinions of peers dominate. How to make packed lunch cool? Is anyone taking their lunch? Is it about the lunch box itself? I’m sure you’ve explored it all. Would your daughter be horrified if you taught a “how to pack a delicious lunch” cooking class at school and provided fun recipes….get the other kids on board. I’d be happy to send you a copy of my cookbook 🙂

02.18.2018 at 2:43 PM #

Laura Strnad

This looks great and would be a great snack too.

02.18.2018 at 2:43 PM #

katiemorford

Yes! Just as good as a snack as it is as a meal.

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