5 minute lunches and rice and bean wraps
Posted August 14, 2012on:
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Who has time to make these lunches? If I had a nickel for every time someone said that to me, I’d have a whole lot more in savings. The answer is anyone. It doesn’t take as much time as you think. Grab a mini cutter and try it! Today I’m posting some not as pretty lunches. They took me about 5 minutes each to make. Still cute, still healthy and barely any time at all.
One of my favorite lunch tools is the Lunch Punch cutter sets. They are super quick, cute and simple to make lunches. At the top left are pluot slices and sugar snap peas. At the top right are raspberries and a watermelon whale packed in a Lunchbots Uno.
Miss Four Year old had mini leaf and flower sandwiches are almond butter and jam with hummus and black bean crackers for dipping at the top. Her Goodbyn Bynto lunchbox has a water bottle that fits in the middle and below that I packed sugar snap peas and watermelon pieces.
My husband had leftovers from dinner that we will definitely be making again! I made my own version of this recipes for Six Sisters’ Stuff Spicy Rice and Bean Wraps that I found on Pinterest. I made it vegan, and I keep out the spice at least for the ones I made for the little ones. We added a little salsa on the adult versions at our house.
I used whole grain tortillas for the wrap. In a bowl I mixed 1 cup of brown rice and quinoa mixed, 1 can of pinto beans (what I had in the pantry), and 1 tsp cumin. I smeared a small bit of Tofutti brand vegan sour cream on the tortilla, then I loaded up with rice, quinoa and pinto bean mixture and added some julienned carrots and cucumbers on top. I rolled them tightly, cut & served with sides of green and red salsa for the adults. Dinner and leftovers for lunch too! At the bottom I packed some sliced kiwi and cantaloupe in a LunchBots Duo.
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