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


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
5 from 2 votes

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


  • 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


  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).