Build Your Own Wraps – Snap Meal Planning

We all love wraps but we all like them our own way. By putting out the ingredients in the middle of the table, we all get to customize our wraps. The Snap Meal Planning printable below will give you some ideas of what you can put out but my suggestion is to raid your fridge, freezer and pantry to find what you need.

When my daughter was young, she was a picky eater. I would plate up her food and she would eat very little of it and then take five steps from the table and ask for a snack. There is nothing more frustrating as a parent than this!! One night I was searching for some help and came across a workshop called “Finally Turn Picky Eating Around” from Your Kids Table. I found this course extremely helpful. The two most helpful tips that I took away were to serve at least one preferred food per meal and to serve your food family style. Once I started putting all the food in the middle of the table, the kids could pick the food that they wanted to eat instead of what I told him to eat. This shifted the control of their eating to them and since we’ve started this, they’ve started to try new foods on their own.

With this in mind, I also started to put out food that they can assemble on their own.  Again, they love to have control and to create new foods.  I thought we would have a lot of food waste  but we didn’t. My daughter plays it relatively safe with her choices and my son will eat any combination of food. He says he wants to open a Gross Restaurant when he’s older which is not surprising after some of his food pairings.

This is a quick and easy meal to clean out your fridge and the wraps are good for school lunches or dinners. These wraps can be customized to anyone’s food preferences so that there’s always something to eat. When we first started doing these, my daughter would eat everything separately – first the wrap (the beige food she loves so much!), then the chicken and then some veggies. I didn’t care whether it was in the wrap or not, as long is it went in her belly.

Build Your Own Wrap – Snap Meal Planning 

These can be printed out on a 4X6 photo or you can save them to your tablet in folders…whatever works for you!

 

Click on image to save!

Here are some ideas for what you can serve but really, the sky is the limit. If you don’t like wraps, you could use naan bread, pita bread, flatbread, cauliflower wraps, etc.

Protein: 

Chicken, Beef Strips, Bacon, Chickpeas, Refried Beans, Tuna,  Lobster, Eggs

Vegetables: Can be raw, roasted, stir fried, etc

Lettuce, tomato, cucumber, peppers, onions, mushrooms, cabbage, shredded carrot, salad greens, avocado, zucchini

Sauces: 

Mayo, BBQ sauce, salad dressing, balsamic vinegar, chutney, sweet and sour sauce, or check to see what’s expiring soon in your fridge door and use that!

Other: 

Hummus, cheese, rice, pickles, peanuts, quinoa

Please feel free to add any other ingredients to the comments and I will update the printable over time.

 

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Lisa Crane

Lisa Crane is a mother to two kids, an Occupational Therapist and a seeker of balance in life!

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