Originally posted 2013-04-28 05:00:00.
4-5 Fast Fixin’ Chicken Nuggets
1 Spinach Tortilla (other tortilla of choice can be substituted)
2 Tbsp Guacamole with chopped tomatoes (store bought or homemade)
1 tsp chopped fresh red/purple onion (optional, can substitute red/green pepper)
1-2 Tbsp Shredded lettuce
1-2 tsp Shredded cheese (Mexican style, Monterey Jack, Cheddar,
Salsa verde to taste
1. Using microwave- place Fast Fixin’ Chicken Nuggets on microwave safe plate or
dish and heat according to package directions.
2. Wrap tortillas in damp paper towels, heat in microwave ~15-20 seconds until
warmed, but not stiff.
3. Spread guacamole in center of warmed tortilla. Add onions/peppers, lettuce,
cheese, chicken nuggets. Folding sides in, wrap contents into tortilla like a burrito.
6. Serve with side of salsa verde.
Chicken Verde Wrap + Salsa + Mango slices + Glass of Milk = Nutritious and
* Note- alternatively may heat tortillas and chicken nuggets in oven, wrap tortillas
in foil first. Ingredients can vary per taste and desired amount. Example, can add
chopped peppers, black olives, black bean refried beans, fruit salsa, hot sauce, etc.
Originally posted 2013-04-21 05:00:00.
Originally posted 2011-08-24 12:51:00.
Shredded chicken, black beans, fresh spinach, and Picante sauce
Refried beans, ground meat, rice, and salsa
Lunch meat, cheese, mayo
Seasoned whole chicken, spinache, and cheese
lay out 1 piece of bread and roll flat with a rolling pin or glass
smear on light layer of choice sauce (mayo, mustard, BBQ, ketchup, etc)
layer choice of lunch meat
top with cheese
roll up into a ‘wheel’
use toothpicks to make it stay
refridgerate over night
the next morning, simply take out the toothpicks and cut into bite size pieces, place in baggie!
if serving something that could get sticky, moisten a wash rag and put it in a seperate baggie
To keep mini muffins or mini cupcakes soft, freeze them in the baggie the night before. By the time lunchtime comes around, they will be thawed AND they’ll keep the other food cool!
Pickles go great in boxes, just place in baggie and remember #1!!!
Don’t use ‘moist’ condiments, such as tomatoes or pickles on the sandwiches or wraps, as they will make everything soggy. Just put them in a seperate bag if desired!
You can easily prepare the lunch box the night before, then stick it in the fridge, it will stay cold (duh!) and the bag will stay colder til at least lunch!
If your Monkey likes mayo, you can easily add spices to it to it to add a little flare. My Monkey loves Cajun spices added, you can use taco spices, or whatever you like!
Sneak in nutrients by using fresh spinache (most kids won’t associate the ‘icky’ spinache with the fresh as they look so differently!) or adding minced carrots and celery. More often than not, they either won’t notice or taste the difference!
Add in a piece of gum or mint if sending something with onions or tuna. That way you won’t hear the ‘bad breathe’ complaints from the older Monkeys!
Originally posted 2011-08-21 17:50:00.
|So, in my house we eat a LOT of fresh strawberries and I HATE throwing things away, so the containers remained long after the strawberries were consumed… All summer I’ve been putting them away until I had my brilliant use for them. The other night it hit me: use them to store snacks for lunches!!! Yay Me!!! Some additional things I made for the containers were some with cookies, pretzels, and I’m adding mini muffins. We put them in the freezer, and at the beginning of each week Monkey will pick out five snacks to put in her lunches. This way, we don’t have to buy chips and I can sneak in some nutrition!!! *Evil Laugh*|
|This mixture is whole wheat cheerios, pretzels, raisins and sprinkled some sugar cinnamon mix on . Mixed and divided into baggies. Yummy!!!|
|This mix is strawberry wheaties, chex cereal, raisins, and pretzels. I didn’t add sugar or anything to this one since the wheaties had a strong strawberry flavor.|
Ideas for Snack Packs
- Chex Mix
- Dried Fruit
- Fruit and Nut Mix
- Mini Muffins, 3 per bag
- Grapes (gotta have an insulated lunch sack for this one!)
- Apple slices (put a little lemon juice on them to keep them from browning)
- Mini Cupcakes (I’d stick with two for these!
- Cookies/Brownies (if you are like me and can’t make small cookies, use the sandwich bags!)
Originally posted 2011-08-13 02:47:00.
While I have no idea where I got this recipe, they are definitely super yummy, quick and even easy to make. The leftovers would be great on a salad too! You can definitely use any type of tortilla shells, I think the sun-dried tomatoes would be great with it as well. I hope you enjoy. I never know what to serve with them, so I’d love to hear what you had with yours!
For the Sauce:
- 1/2 c mayo
- 1 tbsp honey
- 1/8 cayenne pepper
Mix ingredients in a small container and refrigerate while you cook the chicken.
For the Wrap
- 1 1/2 lbs boneless, skinless chicken
- 1/2 c salsa
- 2 tbsp olive oil
- Spinach Tortillas
- Cut chicken breasts into thin strips.
- Heat pan (I used my wok) over med-high heat. When the skillet is hot, add oil.
- Cook chicken through.
- Turn flame down to medium, add salsa and stir. Cook the salsa down so that it will cook the flavor into the chicken.
- Make wrap with a good amount of spinach and chicken. Enjoy.