Lunch can be a tough meal to plan for, especially when you’ve got life going on in the background – work, kids, errands, you name it – and while we’d like to think we’re great at meal prepping for all meals each week, it seems like lunch inevitably falls through the cracks. Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, and there is nothing quite as special as having dinner with your whole family each night, so where’s the love for lunch? We’ve found it, and it’s a handheld delight: the wrap. Focus on the fillings, bundle it up in your wrap of choice, throw it in a bag and you’re ready to go. No muss, no fuss, and no utensils!
Lunch wraps have a lot of positive traits – healthy, lighter on the carbs than your typical sandwich – and are also blank canvases with which you can build just about anything. Want a Caesar salad but find the standard salad to be a bit boring? Pack it into a whole wheat wrap with chicken and you’ve got a well-rounded lunch, utensil-free.
While the fillings are of course a crucial part of the lunch wrap, it’s the wrap itself that is by far the most important element, and luckily, there are many types of wraps on the market that fall into just about any dietary column. Reach for whole wheat wraps, wraps that have whole grains, wraps that are grain-free and made with alternative flours like coconut, or ditch the wrap all together and use a sturdy lettuce cup instead.
Check out our guide for 15 healthy wrap recipes for lunch to get creative with this favorite handheld treat.
Viva Fiesta Turkey Wrap
Turkey and a variety of vegetables pack this wrap with protein and fiber for a filling wrap to keep you full until dinner.
10 minutes 300 calories Easy
Asian Lettuce Cups
This wrap drops the carbs by subbing in a lettuce cup instead of a flour wrap, but doesn’t skimp on protein or flavor.
1h 40m 300 calories Easy
Collard Green Wraps with Tofu and Thai Peanut Sauce
A creamy Thai peanut sauce takes this collard green wrap from good to outstanding.
15 minutes 200 calories Easy
Vegetarian Gluten Free Healthy
Chicken Ranch Wraps
If you love ranch, you’ll love this warm and toasty chicken ranch wrap that are super simple to put together for lunch or a quick snack.
10 minutes 250 calories Easy
Black Bean Wrap
This fiber-packed wrap is quick and easy to make and is perfect for an on-the-go meal.
5 minutes 200 calories Easy
Chicken Caesar Wrap
Add some zip to your chicken Caesar dressing and take the standard lunch salad to a whole new level.
15 minutes 300 calories Easy
Greek Grilled Chicken and Hummus Wrap
No need to for takeout, the flavors from your favorite Greek takeout spot can now be had at home in this protein and veggie-packed wrap.
25 minutes 600 calories Easy
Hawaiian BBQ Chicken Wraps
Pineapple adds a fresh and sweet bite to these zingy BBQ chicken wraps.
15 minutes 300 calories Easy
Grilled Lemon Chicken Flatbread Wraps
Moist, tender chunks of chicken all wrapped up with a spicy and savory garlic sauce will officially make lunch your new favorite meal.
30 minutes 680 calories Easy
Spicy Garlic Shrimp Wraps with Tzatziki
Tzatziki sauce adds a cool freshness to these spicy shrimp wraps.
25 minutes 580 calories Easy
Healthy Tuna Wrap
Tuna doesn’t have to be boring – walnuts, raisins, and capers take this flaky fish to a whole new level for your lunch.
10 minutes 480 calories Easy
Vegan BBQ Tempeh Coleslaw Wrap
Even the staunchest of meat eaters will go crazy for this sweet and spicy tempeh wrap.
5 minutes 350 calories Easy
Avocado Caprese Wrap
Get the flavors of summer any time of year with these delicious caprese wraps that are super easy to make.
5 minutes 300 calories Easy
Healthy Buffalo Chicken Wrap
Load this wrap up with as many veggies as you like for a nutritious lunch.
2h 10m 350 calories Easy
Quinoa Bean Burrito Wrap
You won’t even miss the meat in these flavor-packed quinoa and bean burrito wraps.
25 minutes 290 calories Easy