Roasted Veggie Lunchbox Roll Ups | Mostly Homemade Mom

Roasted Veggie Lunchbox Roll Ups

August 7, 2015
Beautiful summer zucchini, peppers, carrots, and garlic, roasted and blended with cream cheese, make an amazing spread for these tortilla roll ups with deli ham and lettuce. Great way to get the kids eating veggies at lunch!




I wouldn't say my kids are picky eaters. I would just say they know EXACTLY what they like and what they DON'T like. 

Wesley likes raw broccoli, baby carrots dipped in ranch dressing, corn in any form, canned peas, and canned green beans. Silas likes corn in any form, canned peas, canned green beans, and canned carrots. Neither of them like salad at all. Actually, I don't blame them about the salad thing - I didn't like it as a kid either.

Let's just say it's a bit frustrating for me at dinner time! Especially since Paul only really likes raw vegetables, unless I roast them in tons of garlic - which neither of the boys like.





Me? I pretty much like all of the above. I'll even sit and watch TV with a bowl of steamed Brussels sprouts - and all three of them look at me with wrinkled up noses.

I know for a fact that packing lunches is going to be FUN this year. I'm very interested to see what comes back to me devoured, and completely untouched. Ha!

These roll ups are the PERFECT way to sneak some vegetables into the kiddos' lunch boxes in a yummy spread without them even noticing. Score!




Roasted Veggie Lunchbox Roll Ups

Ingredients
  • 1 large zucchini, cut into 1/2 inch slices
  • 2 large carrots, peeled and cut into 1/2 inch slices
  • 1 yellow pepper, cut into one inch pieces
  • 1 red pepper, cut into one inch pieces
  • 4 cloves garlic, peeled
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 16 oz cream cheese, softened
  • 8 tortillas
  • 16 slices deli ham
  • 2 cups shredded lettuce mix
Cooking Directions
  1. Place chopped vegetables and garlic in a large mixing bowl. Drizzle with olive oil and turn to coat evenly.
  2. Spread onto a greased cookie sheet. Bake at 425 degrees for 30 minutes, stirring once halfway through, until veggies are softened. Cool 10 minutes.
  3. Place veggies and cream cheese in a blender or food processor and blend until smooth.
  4. To assemble roll ups, spread 1/3-1/2 cup roasted veggie spread onto each tortilla and top with 2 slices of ham and a handful of lettuce. Roll up and slice into pinwheels. Keep refrigerated until ready to serve.





Ok so full disclosure here, there's NO WAY I'd get away with any sort of lettuce in the boys' roll ups - so that would be omitted with theirs. But I like it in there and it looks pretty, so the lettuce is staying for the pictures. :)





I really love adding in some of my favorite ready-made snacks to the kids' lunches. They simply adore these Horizon Snack Grahams and Cheddar Crackers - the little cow characters are so cute! I like giving them a few options, so a good serving of Roasted Veggie Lunchbox Roll Ups, some fruit, and Horizon snacks are the perfect portioned lunch for my growing boys. Be sure to follow Horizon on Twitter, Pinterest, Facebook, and Instagram for more great lunch ideas!


Here are some more of my favorite lunch recipes:


Easy DIY Pizza Kit Lunch




Mini Dill Pickle Sandwiches




Copycat BBQ Chicken Snack Wrap




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