Picnic Staple: the Summer Roll-up

If you’re anything like me, Summer means lunch and dinner on-the-go. Because, who wants to go inside when the sun is shining down? Whether it’s lunch at the park or dinner at the beach, I opt for easy options that don’t sacrifice taste or nutrition. A staple for us lately has been the Summer Roll-up – delicious fillings wrapped in a whole wheat tortilla.

The Summer Rollup

It’s great because it can either be made a head of time or assembled onsite. And anything goes with it – the combinations are endless. Last weekend we headed to a waterfall with my mother and father in-law and I threw together roll-ups for all of us by wrapping leftovers from the night before (sweet potatoes and chicken from the grill and leftover salad) in whole wheat tortillas. It wasn’t fancy, but it sure didn’t disappoint either.

My kids seem to like assembling them with me, making my prep job at home even more simple. I just toss our ingredients into the cooler and we make the roll-ups together when we’re ready to eat. We recently headed to the coast for a late afternoon/evening session. Since the sun is still high in the sky at 7pm, we decided to bring our dinner to eat on the beach. At home I prepped the fixings and then we made the roll-ups together down on the sand. This particular roll-up was spinach hummus, salami, carrots and cucumber. The kids added edamame and cheese to theirs too.

the fixings

the fixings

onsite assembly

onsite assembly

Other winning combinations:

  • avocado + grilled chicken + mixed greens + feta cheese
  • hummus + smoked turkey + red peppers + mixed greens
  • roasted veggies + avocado + quinoa + balsamic dressing

We are camping this weekend and the Summer Roll-up will surely make a campsite cameo.

What about you? Do you have a picnic staple?

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    Ina Library
    06/23/2015 at 5:21 pm

    Yummy! These are so delicious, easy, and cheap! My family and I love them too! We think like crepes and add bananas, nutella, and strawberries in ours! Or almond butter! The possibilities are endless, thanks to Moms like you (and Pinterest!)! 🙂 thank you for sharing!

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