Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Back-To-School Lunch Ideas with Azteca's No Preservatives Tortillas (plus Giveaway)

This post is sponsored by Azteca Foods, Inc. however all opinions expressed are my own. 

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)
Cream Cheese
Fresh Baby Spinach
Deli Turkey
Deli Ham
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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Vickey White said...

I would them to make chicken and avacado tacos! with fresh tomatoes from the garden

Marti Tabora said...

I would use them to make breakfast burritos, my family loves them with bacon, egg and cheese.

kbauer74 said...

I would make chicken and cheese quesadillas.


Debra Guillen said...

I would make breakfast burritos

steve weber said...

I make an amazing chicken enchilada

Rachel Hull said...

I'm so easy...I would just love to warm them up w/cinnamon, sugar and butter! :)

HS said...

I'll make chicken quesadillas.

Alvina Castro said...

lets see Enchiladas or tacos and tostadas. the possibilities are endless

lil_lady_dz said...

I would make some Mexican pizzas using the Azteca's No Preservative tortillas. Sounds good to me!

Gina Wildorchid said...

I would make breakfast burritos with eggs, sausage, and shredded mexican style cheese.

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KV H said...

I would make cheese quesadillas.

molly pitcher said...

Would love to make quesadillas with them.

Joyce Brewer said...

I wanted to make these same rolled sandwiches for our son, then we ran out of spinach!

Tabathia said...

I think I would make a cheese or veggie type pizza

Julie Wood said...

I would make my breakfast style burritos with bacon, cheese, olives, tomatoes and grean pepper and onions.

Jackie said...

I'd use them for breakfast with peanut and banana...or to make a cheese quesadilla.
Thank you!

Madonna said...

I make mini pizzas with them all the time. The grandbabies love them. They are quick and easy to make. I also use them to make breakfast wraps.

Allison Downes said...

I would make Black bean and chicken quesadillas

rj7777 said...

I would make burritos of some sort. I love to make soft shelled tacos too. Rita Spratlen

Mammamayor said...

I would make fajitas ,natbelinsky@verizon.net

jenna tomaszewski said...

I spread peanut butter and banana for a yummy quick breakfast option

Raina Smith said...

I make fajitas the kids love them!

hhkaufman78 said...

I would make PB&J roll ups for my kids.

Lori Jean said...

Chicken fahitas!

Lori R Jackson

Claudia N said...

I would love to make chicken enchiladas, Thank you!

hedgerhousehold said...

I would make cheese quesidilas