Need a snack or lunch that takes literally minutes to prepare but is exciting to eat?  Try this one!  My kids think these roll-ups are so fun, and it is an easy way to get a lot of vegetables into a snack.  Of course change up the veggies with anything your kids like (I usually use red or yellow bell peppers as well but I didn’t have any this time).  Other filling ideas would be sliced olives, lean meats, or even fruit.

Ingredients for 1 lunch-size serving:

1 whole wheat or gluten-free tortilla

1-2 tbsp prepared hummus

Carrot, peeled or sliced into thin strips

Cucumber, peeled or sliced into thin strips

A few mushrooms, sliced

¼ avocado, sliced thin

(Ideally ¼ red bell pepper, sliced thin)

To assemble:

Spread hummus onto tortilla.

Arrange filling ingredients in strips on the tortilla, keeping at least 1 inch on each side.

Tortilla Roll-Up Ingredients

Roll tortilla (the way the vegetables are length-wise).

Slice about 1-inch thick pieces and fasten each piece with toothpicks.

Tortilla Roll-Ups

My 5-year olds are fine with toothpicks, but use your discretion when serving food with toothpicks to kids. . .

I plan to serve this as a snack when my kids have after-school activities that will require dinner to be later than usual.  You could also pack these in a container for lunch (if packed tightly, they will stay together fine with no toothpicks.)