Turkey and Cheese Rainbow Pinwheels – Easy Lunch Box Idea

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These turkey and cheese rainbow pinwheels are a fun alternative to a traditional turkey sandwich, and way healthier than your run of the mill PB&J.

Customize the recipe for your picky eaters by leaving out the veggies, or slowly introducing them over time. Don’t give up on getting your kids to eat veggies though! It can take several introductions to encourage them to eat something new.

Read: How to encourage kids to eat healthy

This easy lunch box recipe is great idea for back to school, but is also sophisticated enough to pack for adults. Your family will love to open their lunch box to these colorful and fun turkey and cheese rainbow pinwheels.

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Turkey and Cheese Rainbow Pinwheel Ingredients

This recipe uses fresh veggies to create a colorful rainbow! You could incorporate different fixings if you have picky eaters, or just start with the spinach and add on from there as your kids get used to new things.

  • 4 large spinach wraps
  • 8 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 1 tablespoon dry ranch powder
  • 1/2 cup red bell pepper strips, thinly sliced
  • 1/2 cup orange bell pepper strips, thinly sliced
  • 1/2 cup yellow bell pepper strips, thinly sliced
  • 1 cup shredded colby jack cheese
  • 1/2 cup spinach leaves
  • 1/2 cup purple cabbage, thinly shredded
  • 8 slices oven roasted deli turkey

Turkey and Cheese Rainbow Pinwheel Recipe

Try making this recipe in bulk on Sunday and place in the fridge wrapped in saran wrap until you are ready to send them to school on Monday or Tuesday. This will save time in the morning!

In a small mixing bowl, combine cream cheese and dry ranch powder mix, stirring until well combined. 

Spread 1/4 of the mixture onto each spinach wrap covering the wrap to about 1/2 inch from the edge. 

To make the “rainbow,” lay out remaining ingredients on top of cream cheese mixture in this order: red bell pepper, orange bell pepper, yellow bell pepper, Colby jack cheese, turkey, spinach, and red cabbage. 

Roll up each tortilla tightly. Wrap in plastic wrap and chill until ready to slice. Slice into 1 inch pinwheels and place in lunch box. 

Turkey and Cheese Pinwheels Lunch Box Sides

Just like a turkey sandwich, this lunch box idea would go well with your child’s favorite potato chips and side of fruit. Add a water bottle, apple juice, or cold chocolate milk for the perfect healthy and delicious packed lunch.

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Turkey and Cheese Rainbow Pinwheels – Easy Lunch Box Idea


  • Author: Shannon Cairns
  • Yield: Serves 4 1x

Description

These easy turkey and cheese rainbow pinwheels are a fun and colorful way to introduce veggies to your kid’s back to school lunch box.


Ingredients

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  • 4 large spinach wraps
  • 8 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 1 tablespoon dry ranch powder
  • 1/2 cup red bell pepper strips, thinly sliced
  • 1/2 cup orange bell pepper strips, thinly sliced
  • 1/2 cup yellow bell pepper strips, thinly sliced
  • 1 cup shredded colby jack cheese
  • 1/2 cup spinach leaves
  • 1/2 cup purple cabbage, thinly shredded
  • 8 slices oven roasted deli turkey

Instructions

  • In a small mixing bowl, combine cream cheese and dry ranch powder mix, stirring until well combined. 
  • Spread 1/4 of the mixture onto each spinach wrap covering the wrap to about 1/2 inch from the edge. 
  • To make the “rainbow,” lay out remaining ingredients on top of cream cheese mixture in this order: red bell pepper, orange bell pepper, yellow bell pepper, colby jack cheese, turkey, spinach, and red cabbage. 
  • Roll up each tortilla tightly. Wrap in plastic wrap and chill until ready to slice. Slice into 1 inch pinwheels and place in lunch box. 


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