Wraps – Reasons Why They Are Great For Kids

Making fresh wraps for a quick and healthy snack. Great for children to add their own fillings from a selection of healthy options.
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  Wraps are great for many different reasonsAllow your child to select from a range of healthy fillings to add to their wrap. Children are more likely to eat it if they have chosen/helped make it themselves :)

  1. A quick way to enjoy a delicious, healthy breakfast, lunch or tea
  2. So easy to make – so children can help
  3. Ideal for using up leftovers
  4. Good for fussy eaters

Wraps as snacks/meals:

Wraps can be packed with healthy ingredients and are simple and quick to make. They can be served at any time of day and can be both savory and sweet.

How to make:

  1. Pick a wrap
  2. Pick a spread (yogurt, hummus, salsa, pesto, tomato sauce, peanut butter)
  3. Pick a filling (any veg/fruit raw or lightly cooked – grated carrot, sliced avocado, sliced cucumber, sliced tomatoes, sliced aubergine, eggs etc)
  4. Add the extras (nuts, herbs, feta, mozzarella)
  5. Roll up

If cheese has been added, it can be baked for about 5 minutes before it is rolled up 🙂


Lots of things can be used as the wrap itself such as:
Wraps are fun for children to help make. Offer healthy fillings for them to choose from.

Rice paper



Lettuce leaves

Pancakes (savoury and sweet)

Flat breads

For the filling you can use up any fruit/veges or other food stuffs that you may already have.

Wraps can help with fussy eaters. Allow your child to select from a range of healthy options and to help roll it up.Why they can help with fussy eaters:


Novelty of a rolled up sandwich

They can choose from a selection of fillings

It is fun to sprinkle on own toppings and wrap up


Try this healthy Vegetable and Herb Wrap or this Avocado Wrap.


Fruit Wraps are a healthy snack that is very easy to prepare. Use up the fruit you have or take your children to the fruit isle and let them choose.As you can see, they are a perfect go to meal that can be healthy and nutritious and may encourage children to enjoy a range of fruits and vegetables.

Do your children enjoy eating wraps?

What fillings do you put in them?




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64 thoughts on “Wraps – Reasons Why They Are Great For Kids

  1. We love wraps here! It makes a great school lunch as well. Easy to pack and easy for kids to eat. I have never thought of pancakes though! That’s a great idea. And it does help that the kids can also make it on their own now. Thanks for sharing with #PasstheSauce

  2. My 3 year old loves fajitas and the novelty of having wraps but the only problem is he likes to take a bite from the middle so the wrap just falls to pieces!! Surely it can’t be that hard to eat from the top 😉
    My fave wrap filling is cheese, ham, mayo and pineapple…..yummmm!

  3. Great post. I abosultely love wraps, I’d eat them every day. My children just don’t quite get them yet, they unwrap them like a present and just eat the fillings. But the filling is the best bit I suppose! I like your suggestions for spreads and fillings. My fav is chicken, bacon and avocado. Wraps are the best way to sneak greens into my toddlers #kcacols

    1. Yes, at least they eat the fillings! Probably the best place to start! Thank you for your comment and I’m pleased you like the suggestions 🙂

  4. Its tea time here and thats making me hungry! Wraps always go down well here aswell. Chicken and lots of salad seems to be one of the favourites. Rice paper is a new one on me that I’ll have to look into, thanks for the tips:)

    mainy – myrealfairy


  5. Monkey loves wraps and he will have them every day if he is given the opportunity they really are such a great kids food. I love the variety you add to them too. Than you for joining us at #BloggerClubUK hope to see you again this week x

  6. Great idea! My toddler has not tried wraps before (apart from pancakes! ). I like the idea of him being able to get involved and add his own fillings xx #kcacols

    1. Great that he enjoys eating wraps. Sometimes, making things themselves is all the encouragement they need to eat something 🙂

  7. My little girl loves wraps! I often make a simple cheese wrap and she unravels it, eats the wraps and then picks the cheese off the tray. I suppose it all gets eaten in the end! I also quite like them too, more satisfying than a sandwich! #KCACOLS

  8. 2 of my children love wraps which is great as it means I can hide things in they wouldn’t normally eat. Being autistic they are incredibly fussy. I love the idea of fruit wraps, we have never tried them but will do now!

  9. My niece loves wraps, one of the few things she eats when she’s here – I have no idea how my sister feeds her the rest of the time. #KCACOLS

  10. Ah, you can beat a cheese wrap! I wonder if letting the boy make his own might actually encourage him to eat something that isnt beige…#KCACOLS

  11. My daughter loves wraps and always asks for them. As with anything her favourite filling is always tuna mayo and sweetcorn/cucumber but with wraps she will literally fill them with anything! #kcacols

  12. Wraps are such a great alternative to sandwiches, aren’t they! Like you suggest we let them make-up their own and it really helps with Youngest who is a fussy eater! 🙂 #KCACOLS

  13. Oh we love a good wrap here, well at least 3/4 of us do anyways! Holly is an extremely fussy eater and on top of it she has a food phobia so getting her to eat anything is….well how do i put this??? Hmmm lets just say she is a nightmare where food is concerned as that best describes it. I might have to try and talk her into trying this in a very gently manner. Thanks so much for linking up at #KCACOLS. Hope you come back again next Sunday. xx

    1. So tricky to have a fussy eater. It might be worth a try. If she thinks she has helped to make it, she may eat a little more than she usually would. Good luck 🙂

  14. I love wraps! The girls like them depending on how they feel about the filling – they always like the wrap part though & that gets eaten regardless! #brilliantblogposts

  15. We like wraps too -although b often just eats the wrap alone and then the bits separately…wrapping nothing up at all lol! #brilliantblogposts x

  16. A great idea Sara, love the idea of using different wraps along with sweet & savoury fillings. Fab way to get children eating more fruit & veg. Thanks for sharing x

  17. The Peachicks absolutely LOVE wraps! They like them rolled up and sliced a couple of inches thick to make ‘sandwich sushi’ alhtough sometimes I do question their choice of flavours… they love pickled onions in them with just about everything else!

    1. Wow – pickled onions, that’s unusual for children. It is interesting how children love wraps in various forms isn’t it? 🙂

  18. Thanks for sharing this handy post – I am going to try wraps as I think my toddler is getting very bored of sandwiches! Also she enjoys cooking so we will have a go at making them together. The only thing I wonder is how do you avoid them going soggy in lunchboxes? #BloggerClubUK

    1. Thank you, I’m glad you found it useful. This can be tricky, with older children I keep the wet ingredients separate for them to add just before they eat. With younger children I try and make sure that the washed tomatoes etc have been patted with a paper towel to get out any excess juice 🙂

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