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Fun and Colorful Rainbow Tortilla Pinwheels Lunch Box for Kids

Are you looking for a fun and delicious lunch idea? We have the perfect recipe for you- Rainbow Tortilla Pinwheels with Turkey and Cheese. This is an easy recipe that can be made ahead of time or on the go. It’s packed full of nutrients to keep your little one fueled all morning long!

This blog post will show you how to make these yummy pinwheels, give tips for packing them in a lunch box, and provide nutritional information so you know what kind of benefits your child will get from eating this healthy lunch!

Rainbow Tortilla Pinwheels Lunch Box @ aStorybookDay.com

Moms are always looking for new lunch ideas, and these rainbow veggie pinwheels with turkey and cheese are the perfect solution! Not only do they look colorful and appealing, but they taste just as good.

This rainbow veggie pinwheel is the perfect way to pack a healthy and delicious lunch. Plus, it’s such an easy recipe to make!

You can use any veggies you have on hand, but I chose a selection of colorful veggies to make these pinwheels look like the rainbow! Then, I just rolled them up with some turkey and cheese. It’s also fun to serve these at your next party or picnic.

Pinwheels are not only tasty but they are also colorful, which makes them great for kids (and adults) who love bright colors. They will be excited about eating their vegetables when they see how pretty they look in their lunch box!

Plus, this recipe is super versatile – you can add whatever ingredients you want – just change out the ingredients with your favorites. The possibilities are endless!

This recipe is great because it’s easy to make ahead of time or in a pinch if you forget to pack their lunch in the evening. I’m also sharing some tips on what makes a great lunch box for kids!

The best part about this recipe Rainbow Tortilla Pinwheels is that it’s loaded with nutrients to keep your little one fuelled all morning long. Not only does the turkey provide protein, but there are also lots of veggies in these pinwheels! The cheese provides calcium for healthy bone development and Vitamin A which helps maintain a healthy immune system.

Rainbow Veggie Pinwheels Lunch Box @ aStorybookDay.com
Rainbow Tortilla Pinwheels Lunch Box @ aStorybookDay.com

There’s no need to feel guilty about feeding your kid healthy foods like these rainbow veggie pinwheels! All of the nutrients and protein combined will help keep them full until after school.

As I mentioned above, one of the best things about this recipe is that it’s easy to make ahead of time. All you have to do is wrap the pinwheels in plastic wrap and put them in your fridge for up to two days, but they taste best when eaten within 24 hours.

When you’re ready, just slice and place the pinwheels inside your child’s lunch box.

How to Make Turkey and Cheese Rainbow Tortilla Pinwheels

Rainbow Veggie Pinwheels Lunch Box @ aStorybookDay.com

You’ll need some good ingredients:

  • 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

You should be able to find all of these ingredients easily in your local grocery store.

To get started making these Rainbow Tortilla Pinwheels:

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

Rainbow Veggie Pinwheels Lunch Box @ aStorybookDay.com
Rainbow Veggie Pinwheels Lunch Box @ aStorybookDay.com

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

Rainbow Veggie Pinwheels Lunch Box @ aStorybookDay.com

#3 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. 

Rainbow Veggie Pinwheels Lunch Box @ aStorybookDay.com

#4 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. 

Rainbow Veggie Pinwheels Lunch Box @ aStorybookDay.com
Rainbow Veggie Pinwheels Lunch Box @ aStorybookDay.com

Rainbow Tortilla Pinwheels Video

These veggie pinwheels are the perfect back to school lunch with their rainbow of fresh vegetables and ranch cream cheese!

What to Pack in the Lunch Box

To pack this lunch box I added a few other yummy but healthy foods.

  • clementine
  • blueberries
  • grape tomatoes
  • hummus

Some more ideas for what to add to your child’s lunch box are:

  • strawberries
  • fruit roll ups
  • crackers and hummus
  • grapes
  • fruit gummies

I also like adding a bottle of healthy juice, water, or tea along with a simple dessert and a cute napkin to make the lunch box more fun! For more inspiration about what to pack in your child’s lunch box, check out this list of 125+ healthy lunch box ideas!

Yield: 4

Rainbow Tortilla Pinwheels Lunch Box

Rainbow Tortilla Pinwheels Lunch Box @ aStorybookDay.com
Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes

Ingredients

  • 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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Nutrition Information:

Yield:

4

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 651Total Fat: 37gSaturated Fat: 19gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 14gCholesterol: 119mgSodium: 1500mgCarbohydrates: 54gFiber: 4gSugar: 7gProtein: 27g

How long will these Rainbow Tortilla Pinwheels keep in the refrigerator?

You can make these pinwheels a day or two in advance but they taste best when eaten within 24 hours.

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Packing a lunchbox for the kids can be such a challenge! But, with these simple ideas and recipes, you’ll have no trouble packing healthy lunches that will make your kiddos happy.

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