Kids lunchbox: Ham and Veggie wraps

Lunchbox idea for kids. Recipe follows


What you need: makes 4 wraps
4 large whole wheat tortillas
1/2 cup carrots, cut into match sticks
1/2 cup celery, cut into match sticks
1/2 cup onions, cut into thin slices
2 cups ham, cooked and cut into match sticks
1 Tbsp olive oil
1/2 tsp ginger, finely chopped
A pinch of red chili flakes
1 tsp soy sauce
1/2 tsp pepper powder
1/4 tsp brown sugar
Salt to taste
Cellophane/cling wrap roll


Heat a wok or saute pan until hot. Add oil, ginger, and onion. Saute for a few seconds. Add carrots and celery. Stir frequently for another minute. Add the ham, saute for two minutes. Add  the chili flakes, sugar, soy sauce, salt and pepper to taste. Turn off the heat. Let the mixture  cool down.

In the meantime, warm the tortillas on the hot griddle with a spray of olive oil to soften it. Cut out 4 cellophane wraps, long enough to bundle the tortilla and ham. Set aside.

Divide the ham and veggie mixture into 4 equal portions. Add one portion towards the end of a warm tortilla. Hold on end and cover the ham, and roll it down tightly to the other end. Place the roll on the cling wrap and roll it again, tightly together. Repeat the steps to make 4 rolls.

Cut the middle of the roll diagonally.  Pack them in lunch boxes. Pair this lunch with a box of green apples and strawberries with a peanut butter dip.