Lunch Menu #7

October 16, 2013

greek yogurt, blueberries, granola + rollup

Photos and text by Lindsey Johnson for Design Mom.

When my oldest was little, I came up with different variations of what we called “roll-ups.” Basically it’s anything you can smear, stuff, layer and roll up in a tortilla. For some reason she just always loved roll-ups and would request them for every meal. For our Menu #7 in the Lunch Menu Series, I’m sharing one of my daughter’s very favorite roll-ups with you. Some lunch menus tend to be more like a second breakfast, and this is one of those menus. But it’s full of healthy proteins, whole grains, and fruit.

MENU #7
- Greek yogurt with blueberries and honey
- Granola (homemade or store bought)
- Energy Packed Roll-Up

TIPS
- To make the roll-up, start with your favorite kind of tortilla. Sometimes I use whole wheat, but they can be a little drier and more difficult to roll. I spread a thin layer of peanut butter across the entire surface. If your child’s school is nut free, you could easily substitute sunflower butter or even cream cheese. Next, I top with a light sprinkle of sunflower and chia seeds, unsweetened coconut flakes, and top with chopped dried fruit. For this particular roll-up I used dried figs and a large Medjool date, but I have also used raisins, cranberries, cherries, apricots and mangoes. Tightly roll everything up and let it sit for a few minutes and cut into pieces. Easy peasy!

energy packed rollup

- I’ve used a Weck jar here for the yogurt, but any kind of jar or plastic container will do. I just wanted to use something more bowl-like for easier eating. They are better for older children who can manage opening and closing them and keeping track of all the parts. (I know, I know, I know. But they are so cute!)

-Pack the granola separately and let your child add it right before eating so it stays crunchy.

SOURCES
- Weck jar from Williams-Sonoma
- Small jar from Ball
- Lunch box, Kullar from IKEA (only available in-store in the US)
- Spoon from IKEA
- White cloth napkin, similar here

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1 mj October 16, 2013 at 12:21 pm

I’m loving these menus and the rolls are such a good idea. I also made the chewy granola bars you posted a few weeks ago and they are so great! My kids love them and I love knowing what’s inside.

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2 Grace @ sense and simplicity October 16, 2013 at 5:27 pm

The roll-ups look interesting. I’ve never thought to put dried fruit and seeds on a wrap, but I’m game for anything and the soft-crunchy mix sounds yummy. I work in schools so can’t take peanut butter, but I could do cream cheese which would be delish.

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