Brown bag (or reusable bag, ideally) lunches can be difficult to assemble morning after morning. It’s hard to go heavy on flavor and still provide your kid with something that keeps well in a locker until noon. But wraps are a great alternative to the traditional PB & J and a BLT wrap is something your young chef can even make himself!
What You Need:
- Two strips of cooked bacon
- Mayonnaise (optional)
- Grape tomatoes
- Shredded cheese (optional)
- Apple slices (optional)
- Raisins (optional)
- Paper towels
- Cutting board
- Table knife
- Waxed paper (optional)
What You Do:
- Show your child how to rinse the lettuce and then use a paper towel to pat it dry.
- Your child will need 3 or 4 grape tomatoes per roll. Help him use the knife and cutting board to cut each tomato in half.
- Is this delicious creation going into a lunch box? If so, tear off a piece of waxed paper that's big enough to lay the tortilla on. Place it on a table or a clean, flat surface.
- If your wrap isn't going to be packed for lunch, work on a plate or clean cutting board.
- First, lay down the base of your wrap - a tortilla.
- If you want, you can add a thin layer of mayonnaise to add a little flavor.
- Spread the lettuce leaves on top of the tortilla. The lettuce should more or less cover the tortilla with about ¾ inch of bare tortilla around the edge.
- Now lay the bacon on top of the lettuce. You can break or cut up the bacon, although it isn’t necessary to do so.
- Arrange the tomato over the lettuce and bacon.
- It you want to add some flair to your BLT, throw in some shredded cheese, apple slices or raisins
- Now it's time to roll your wrap. Start with the edge that closest to you and carefully roll up the tortilla, but not the waxed paper. Pull the tortilla roll tight, but not so tight that you tear it.
- If you're using waxed paper, wrap the paper snug around the rolled wrap.
- Have your child cut the wrap in half. Enjoy it now, or bag it up for tomorrow's lunch!