School is back in session for us and once again I find myself on the lookout for easy and nutritious lunchbox ideas. My kids are teenagers so not only do I want options that are tasty, but also foods that they don't mind preparing themselves. With a daughter headed off to college, I'm especially concerned about her eating habits as she lives on her own for the first time. Coming up with healthy lunch ideas that she can easily prepare in her dorm room is very important.
Azteca Foods, Inc. has launched a new No Preservative flour tortilla line. The line includes burrito, fajita, taco, and mini sizes. These Azteca's No Preservative flour tortillas contain no high fructose corn syrup and no artificial flavors or colors.
Tortillas are so versatile - you can create just about any kind of wrap, stack, or roll-up that you like - making them a perfect choice for so many of your recipes. The versatility and the healthier "No Preservative" feature makes Azteca tortillas something that I will definitely turn to when preparing school lunches, snacks, and dinners for my own family this school year. You can find Azteca No Preservative flour tortillas in the refrigerated aisle at Walmart stores.
As I mentioned, the possibilities of what you can create using Azteca's No Preservative tortillas are practically limitless. My teens usually pack some type of sandwich in their lunch. Sandwiches are quick and easy to make and they taste good. But, having the same old thing day after day can get boring. Tortillas are a great way to put a new, fun twist on classic favorites such as deli meat sandwiches or the pb&j.
Here's one such twist that I made to jazz up one of my kids' faves, the turkey sandwich.
Monte Cristo Pinwheels
If you're familiar with the classic Monte Cristo sandwich, you know that they are typically a fried sandwich made up of turkey and/or ham, some type of cheese, and often a fruit jelly or condiment sauce. For my version, I wanted to stay with a cold "sandwich" that would pack well and stay fresh in a lunchbox. By using Azteca's No Preservative flour tortillas and adding some fresh spinach, these Monte Cristo Pinwheels are something I can feel good about my kids eating for lunch.
Azteca No Preservative flour tortillas (can use any size, I used fajita size)
Fresh Baby Spinach
Berry Jam (can use whatever you like, I used an organic Four Fruit flavor)
- Spread a layer of cream cheese onto tortilla
- On top of that, add a layer of baby spinach leaves
- Next, add turkey and ham slices
- Finally, apply a layer of the fruit spread over the meat
- Roll up the tortilla, cut into sections, and secure with toothpicks.
You can't get much easier than that! And, they are quite yummy, getting the "thumbs-up" from my teenagers.
When you start thinking about back-to-school lunches and meal planning remember to look for Azteca's new No Preservative flour tortilla line. You can find them in the refrigerated section at Walmart stores.
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