Veggie and Hummus Roll Ups Keep My Kids Eating Right for Back to School
Trust me, I’m a big advocate for my kids eating well. So when I think about back to school time, I start to get nervous about having fresh, all-natural food wherever they go. I feel like this time of year I’m often too busy to do the right thing.
After all, shifting into high gear from lazy summers (relatively – ha!) can be a pretty harsh wakeup call. That’s why I was super excited to learn about Azteca’s delicious, preservative-free tortilla roll up recipes that can be prepared in under 10 minutes.
Lately, I’ve been making my list of back to school quick prep meals for to-go lunches, snacks, and general on the move food. I hate the idea of my kids eating “whatever is around” at any given craving, so I try to always have something fresh and flavorful on hand. That said, tortillas are a universal fan favorite here at home – which makes this hummus and veggie roll ups recipe that much more fun.
Here’s what you’re going to do – keep in mind prep time is about 10 minutes, if not less (depends on how fast you can slice those veggies!).
- Shred carrots and dice pepper and celery
- Take fresh hummus and Azteca tortillas out of the refrigerator
Spread plain hummus evenly on a refrigerated, all-natural Azteca tortilla. If you want to get fancy or your kids need an extra kick of flavor, try a garlic-infused hummus.
Drop on a small portion of pepper, carrots, and celery. Don’t worry about getting the amount perfect, you’ll want to adjust this according to how open your kids are to actually eating their veggies. Feel free to sub in other similar vegetables as needed. This is a versatile recipe, and you’ll be hard pressed to go wrong.
Roll up the tortilla from bottom to top, and you’re good to go! I also slice the finished product in half so the kids can have some throughout the day. Remember, Azteca tortillas contain zero preservatives, dyes, or artificial flavors, so they need to stay refrigerated if they aren’t going to be eaten right away. I like to throw them into my kids’ lunch cooler boxes if I’m making them in the morning in a rush.
That’s it! I’ve made hummus and veggie roll ups a regular part of the routine this year, and so far they are a hit. I’ve also tried a few different veggie combos to keep things interesting. Here’s a quick recipe video to show you how it’s done: