A few months from now, my twin boys will be starting school. Along with the excitement there is also a tiny bit of anxiety about how we will cope up with the new changes as a family. It is a big transition, after all. Among the various things that I have been dwelling upon, lunchbox is certainly one of the top things on my list.
I am on the lookout for portable, nutritious, exciting and of course tasty food that makes the settling process fun for the little ones. It’s almost like carrying a bit of home..our culture..our traditions and some emotions lovingly put together in a box. Food is comforting. Food makes everything better. Doesn’t it? As a child I remember how excited I was to take a peek into my lunchbox and finish it all up in seconds.
I came across this recipe idea by Jamie Oliver in a magazine. There were no specifics, just the ingredients to be mixed, filled and rolled up in a wrap. I have used quantities in the filling that I thought would be enough for two. The wraps are not only delicious but filling and healthy.
Rainbow Veg Wraps (inspired by Jamie Oliver)
1 cup finely grated carrots
1 cup finely grated beetroot
1 cup finely grated cabbage
1 tbsp. lemon juice
1 tbsp. extra virgin olive oil
A handful, parsley and mint
2 small wholegrain tortilla wraps
1/4 cup feta, crumbled
sesame seeds, toasted (optional)
Mix the carrots, beetroot and cabbage together in a bowl. Add the mint and parsley leaves. Toss in the lemon juice and olive oil. Divide between the wraps. Crumble over the feta. Sprinkle with sesame seeds. Roll up the wraps, tucking them in at the sides. Cup in half, wrap and pack.