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Monday, March 5, 2012

Stuffed Egg Roll Lunches

Whether you are a stay-at-home-mom or work part-time, like me, lunches for your kids can get old.  I sometimes feel like I'm making the same thing, day in and day out, and the kids even though are small, are learning to 'roll their eyes' at what I place in front of them.

We've been luckily both of our kids are good eaters.  So I've been able to place pretty much anything in front of them and they'll at least try it.  But that doesn't replace the redundancy of peanut butter and jelly sandwiches, grilled cheese, veggies and dip or whatever leftovers are in the fridge from the night before.

Enter in egg roll lunches.  This fantastic idea came to me yesterday morning, as my brain is always thinking about the 'next meal'.  Why not stuff fun stuff into egg roll wrappers?  Kids love to dip their food in ketchup, ranch, mustard, etc.  So this might be a way to change it up.

Ham, Cheese, Ranch (for the little man)

Smoked Turkey, Cheese, Buffalo Sauce, Ranch (for me)

Yep had to do it.  Don't judge.  Peanut butter, coconut, chia seeds, chocolate chips.

Spray edges with cooking spray, fold in edges and roll up.  Bake at 400 degrees
for 10 minutes, flip, bake another 10 minutes.

Slice and serve with your favorite dipping sauce.
These can easily be prepped ahead of time and even frozen for lunches later in the week.  Do not be intimidated by egg roll wrappers, they are really easy to work, never tear, and always turn out crispy when baked in the oven.

What would you stuff your egg roll with?

And does anyone have a great traditional egg roll recipe?  Cabbage, pork, veggies, seasonings?  I'd really like to try my hand at some...

Would you like to comment?

  1. Look so easy and delicious. I'll have to try the smoked turkey with buffalo sauce. Yum.

  2. Jolene (www.everydayfoodie.ca)March 5, 2012 at 6:17 PM

    Yum!!! All of those look awesome! I haven't made anything like this before, but that is about to change very soon! Can't wait to show the hubby this post!

  3. YUM! these are the cutest/best idea i have ever seen!

  4. What a great idea Ally! (and glad that I am not the only one who's thinking about the next meal as I am eating the current one!)

    I make pork wontons a lot - 5 simple ingredients using ground pork and packaged broccoli slaw.


  5. These look great! I can't wait to try them. I am always needing new lunch ideas!