When you need a quick lunch or dinner in a rush, wraps are among the best go-to options. They are ideal for a wide range of dietary requirements as you can simply add and take away ingredients from each recipe to suit your needs. Today I’ve compiled a selection of fifteen healthy and nutritious wrap ideas that will be great for mixing up your lunch and dinner options in the future. All of these recipes are quick and easy to make and will keep you full until your next meal!
Recipe Ideas For Healthy Wraps That Will Keep You Satisfied
1. Healthy Chicken Avocado Wraps
Veronika’s Kitchen shares these healthy and nutritious wraps that are ideal for a quick lunch to take into work with you. You’ll use a large burrito tortilla, which will then be filled with lettuce, tomatoes, chicken, avocado, and cheddar cheese. After that, you’ll simply need to wrap everything up, and it will be ready to enjoy. They are an excellent option for taking to a picnic or summer party and make a light yet nourishing meal. For this recipe, it’s recommended that you pan-sear the chicken, but you can use any chicken you have in your fridge to save time.
2. Healthy Buffalo Chicken Wrap
For a wrap that’s packed with vegetables and protein, you’ll love this healthy buffalo chicken wrap from Fit Foodie Finds. It’s made with shredded chicken, Greek yogurt, and hot sauce, so it is packed with flavor even while you’re enjoying a healthy meal. Each serving will offer you 36g of protein, and they are an ideal option for serving to kids and teens. They are the perfect size for taking to work or school each day, and you could even meal prep these for the week ahead by doubling or tripling the recipe. While not all buffalo chicken recipes are healthy, this one uses only three ingredients, including protein-rich Greek yogurt and lean chicken breast.
3. Italian Chicken Wrap
Use extra-large tortillas with this Italian chicken wrap from Foodie Crush which will give you the best chance of rolling your wrap without it tearing. This recipe is packed with delicious Italian-inspired ingredients, including roasted pepper bruschetta, provolone cheese, and kalamata or black olives. You’ll add in slices of cooked chicken breast for an excellent source of protein. Thanks to the addition of arugula or spinach, you’ll also enjoy a good dose of vegetables. This recipe encourages you to use fewer ingredients, but ones of higher quality, in order to make the tastiest wraps you will have ever tried.
4. Black Bean Wrap
Vegans will love this quick and easy black bean wrap that is made with healthy and simple ingredients that you probably already have in your kitchen. When you are in a rush and tempted to eat junk food, instead you should try out this recipe from Veggie Primer that uses frozen vegetables, canned beans, whole grain tortillas, and salsa. The entire meal only takes five minutes to prep, as you’ll just have to defrost your frozen corn and warm up your tortillas before assembling the wrap. You’ll garnish the wrap with baby greens and cilantro before folding the side edges and then rolling it up. Before serving, simply slice the wraps in half, and they’re ready for your family to enjoy!
5. Mexican Chicken Quinoa Salad Wraps
Spices in my DNA shows us how to make these Mexican quinoa salad wraps, which you won’t believe are so healthy when they are packed with so much flavor. These wraps will make a filling and high protein lunch and can be made in advance for those days when you are super busy. The Tex-Mex flavors combine together perfectly to create a delicious wrap, and you can add or take away ingredients to fit you and your family’s tastes. The lime juice will keep your avocado fresh, even if you opt to make this dish in advance. If you are catering to vegetarians, you’ll just want to remove the chicken, and it can be substituted with more black beans or quinoa. When it’s time to assemble the wraps to eat, add spinach or any greens of your choice and a generous spread of hummus.
6. Tuna Wrap
These tuna wraps are one of the most versatile dishes on our list today, and they are so easy to mix up, so you won’t get bored of them! The Healthy Foodie shares this simple recipe that you can add tuna or chicken to as the main source of protein. Keep things interesting by adding green olives, capers, red apples, or cheddar cheese to your wraps. If you want to enjoy a little more crunch, opt to add some chopped celery for some extra flavor and texture. If you do opt for chicken instead of tuna, you’ll want to switch out the raisins for cranberries or dates for the best results.
7. Vegan BBQ Tempeh Coleslaw Wrap
Veggie Primer shares this vegan-friendly BBQ wrap recipe that will take you less than five minutes to prepare. For best results, you’ll want to use the homemade blender BBQ sauce that’s recommended for this dish, as it doesn’t contain any cane sugar. The coleslaw is also made from scratch, or you can opt for a store-bought version. You can either choose to prepare all of these ingredients at one time to make this wrap, or you could just make this dish when you have leftovers. These wraps offer a healthy and filling lunch that the whole family will love and combine sweet, spicy, and sharp flavors in each bite.
8. Chicken Caesar Wrap
In just half an hour, you’ll have these chicken Caesar wraps ready to go, thanks to this simple recipe from Healthy Fitness Meals. For a healthier version of this classic recipe, you’ll use whole wheat wraps as the base for this dish. They will then be filled with chicken chunks and anchovies if you’d like extra flavor. You’ll add a homemade Caesar dressing that is made with Greek yogurt, which is a lighter option than typical dressings. This wrap can be stored for up to four days in your fridge, so it is ideal for meal prepping at the start of a busy week. If you are going to prepare these in advance, simply leave them out for ten minutes at room temperature before serving. It’s a guilt-free version of a chicken Caesar dish that is sure to be enjoyed by kids and adults alike.
9. Vegan Hummus Wrap
Ahead of Thyme offers another delicious vegan wrap option that’s ideal for using up your leftover hummus. These wraps involve minimal time or skill in the kitchen yet will offer you a filling and healthy lunch or dinner when you’re in a rush. You can use homemade hummus in this recipe for the healthiest option, or a store-bought one will work well too. For extra flavor, use spinach tortilla wraps, and these also add a fun splash of color to any lunch buffet. You can use anything you enjoy or have in your kitchen as far as vegetables, but spinach, mixed greens, tomatoes, and avocado are the recommended fillings. For seasoning, you’ll just add a little salt and pepper before wrapping up your lunch ready to go.
10. Tangy Veggie Wrap
For a healthy addition to your summer picnics, try out this tangy veggie wrap from Hurry The Food Up. No cooking skills are required at all for these wraps, and the only thing you’ll need to do to prepare your ingredients is roast your seeds in a pan. The Dijon mustard adds extra flavor to this wrap, but you could also use wasabi if you prefer. In this wrap, there’s plenty of nutritious ingredients in every bite, and you’ll enjoy a good dose of vitamins and nutrients. The spinach offers anti-inflammatory properties, as well as being a fantastic source of vitamin K. Each wrap will also provide you with 16 grams of protein, 20% of your daily recommended fiber, and all of your daily recommended dose of vitamins A and C.
11. Vegan Greek Salad Wrap
If you’re looking for an easy vegan lunch for your lunchboxes, you’ll love this recipe from Well Vegan, which is absolutely packed with vegetables. It takes a maximum of ten minutes to prepare and is filled with hummus, tomatoes, pepperoncini, cucumber, and olives. For a good dose of greens, you’ll also add some baby spinach, so you’ll have a healthy and filling lunch that your whole family will enjoy. For the best results, use whole wheat tortillas, which can be placed in the microwave to make them easier to wrap and avoid cracking.
12. Easy Veggie Wrap with Avocado and Halloumi
The Awesome Green shares these delicious vegetarian wraps that offer a filling meal thanks to the addition of halloumi and avocado. You’ll enjoy a nutrient-rich wrap that’s ideal for hot summer days and combines fresh greens, peppers, and a simple mustard dressing for a quick and easy lunch. You can change up this recipe each time you use it by alternating the base of your wrap. Mashed avocado, hummus, tofu, and cashew cream cheese are all ideal vegetarian bases that contain a good serving of healthy fats and will protect your ingredients from wilting while on the grill.
13. Lentil Avocado Veggie Wrap
Vegan lunches will be even easier to create thanks to these lentil avocado veggie wraps from Any Reason Vegans. This recipe makes six portions, so it’s perfect for meal prepping or serving for a family lunch when you are in a rush. Each wrap is packed with protein, and lentils are great for replacing meat in your diet. This recipe recommends adding a vegan mayo or hot sauce to each wrap, but you could use any vegan-friendly sauce that you enjoy. In total, these wraps will take forty minutes to cook, prep, and wrap up, so they’re an excellent option for a healthy weekend lunch.
14. Rainbow Vegan Falafel Wrap
For a bright and colorful addition to your next family gathering, you’ll love these vegan-friendly wraps from Haute & Healthy Living. They are vegan, dairy-free, and gluten-free, and to save time, you can simply prepare the batch of falafels in advance. You’ll enjoy nutritious and colorful ingredients, including baby spinach, avocado, beets, and carrots. The fun color scheme of these wraps will mean kids and teens enjoy eating them. You will feel full and satisfied every time you enjoy these wraps, which are packed with nutrients and vitamins, including potassium and iron. Homemade falafels are so easy to make, but if you are looking to save time, you can buy ones from your local grocery store. To keep things interesting, try using flavored hummus, such as roasted garlic or sweet potato.
15. Sirloin Beef Wraps
These sirloin beef wraps from Clean Eating have 98% of your daily requirement for vitamin A, which is important for looking after your teeth, bones, and skin. They are ideal for a healthy dinner when you’re in a rush, and you’ll just need to start by preparing and cooking the beef to suit your tastes. After warming the tortillas, you’ll top each one with lettuce, cucumber, carrots, and onion, before adding your warm beef. For the final touch, you’ll add a sprinkle of cilantro and a spoonful of sauce. They can either be served open-faced for ease or wrapped to create a sandwich. For any meat-eaters who are looking to enjoy a healthy meal, this is a great option that will have everyone in your family asking for more.
Your whole family will enjoy any of these healthy wrap recipes, and between the selection listed above, you can cater to vegans, vegetarians, and meat-eaters. These recipes require minimal skill or time in the kitchen, so they are great for those days where you are in a rush for lunch or dinner. Many of these recipes can be meal-prepped at the start of the week, which means you can rustle up a quick packed lunch for your kids and teens on busy weekday mornings. Wraps are sure to be enjoyed by everyone you serve them to, and when they are packed with vegetables, they are a great way to sneak in extra nutrients into kids’ diets.