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Wrap filling ideas please

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mckenzie Sat 03-Sep-16 22:43:39

DS needs to take a packed lunch to school next year and will be making it himself. He's a hungry slightly over weight 15 year old so it need to be healthy but filling.
So far we have
1. Houmous, chicken, avocado and tomato
2. Houmous, grated carrot and rocket
3. Philadelphia, crab sticks and tons of salad
4. Peanut butter, cucumber, turkey breast

Any it ideas gratefully received.

lastqueenofscotland Sat 03-Sep-16 22:48:40

Falafel and hummus
Hallumi and roast peppers
Hummus roast peppers and leaves
Spicy veg and sour cream

guineapig1 Sat 03-Sep-16 22:52:46

Chicken and coleslaw
Chicken and avocado
Tuna mayo with lettuce

blossombottom Sat 03-Sep-16 22:58:02

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bramblina Sat 03-Sep-16 23:01:24

Houmous, lightly dry fried onions with courgette, and parma ham. Mmmmm

HeyMacWey Sat 03-Sep-16 23:06:21

Cucumber, chicken and tzatziki.

Diddlyanna Sat 03-Sep-16 23:20:40

Tuna mixed with Greek yogurt instead of Mayo with sweetcorn and salad, I like a but of dressing too.
Hummous and falafel with salad
Chicken with salsa and cheese

Blondie1984 Sat 03-Sep-16 23:44:58

Philadelphia, ham and salad
Mozzarella and tomato

Is he just going to take wraps or do you think he would try other things too?

Lifeisshort123 Sat 03-Sep-16 23:47:37

What about egg mayo using low fat Mayo?
Tuna with low fat Mayo, low fat cheese spread and cucumber?

mckenzie Sun 04-Sep-16 13:29:15

Thank you all

Blonde, I thought wraps would be the least carb option.
He will probably be eating it on the go, or sitting on a wall or something probably, so we'd wrap it in foil that he pulls down as he eats.

Other ideas welcome though smile

canyou Sun 04-Sep-16 13:46:35

While you have not mentioned calories wraps are approx 100 cals more then 2 slices of bread. I ditched the wraps for my lunch for that reason. Those fillings all sound great though

WreckTangled Sun 04-Sep-16 13:51:13

Wraps are high carb too (doesn't worry me I only say because you mention it being a lower carb option).

I hate packed lunches and always find them a pain.

mckenzie Sun 04-Sep-16 13:52:22

Thanks canyou.
Off to re check the labels blush

canyou Sun 04-Sep-16 13:59:54

He is growing I would not worry if he will eat a wrap with healthy filling because he might ditch a sandwich for crisps. I am in Irl the Food safety authority here are reminding parents that carbs are as umportant as fruit veg and protien for a healthy lunch for DC

AtleastitsnotMonday Sun 04-Sep-16 15:13:31

The calories in wraps depend on the size of wrap and type of wrap you are buying. If you buy the wholemeal old El Paso wraps in the Mexican section (with the cooking sauces, fajita kits etc) they are smaller than the large ones in the bakery department and contain only 117 calories each. That is definitely lower than two slice of bread.
If you are looking for a lower cal alternative to sandwiches then the sandwich thins are only about 100 cal each and can be filled like a roll. I think if he will eat it I'd go for wholemeal wraps etc but then make sure the filling is protein rich and filled with salad.

TwentyCups Sun 04-Sep-16 15:18:26

Another one for falafel here!

Or, some sort of bean mix, Mexican style? Tinned mixed beans, drained, mixed with tomato salsa and some guacamole? Homemade, this would be really healthy. If you buy the corn tortillas (as a pp said normally in world food section) they are much less likely to go soggy.

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