Pinwheels, roll ups, whatever you want to call them, they are a great go-to lunch or snack option. You can pretty much throw any vegetable in them and protein for a well balanced meal. In this post, we give you a few ideas on what to add to your roll up and how to get your little one to help make it, too!
Our cub prefers asparagus, carrots and cucumber. We also tested out Trader Joe’s whole wheat lavash flatbread. It didn’t disappoint!
We started by cooking one serving of quinoa. While it cooks and cools, cut the lavash in quarters.
The cub spread a room temp cream cheese mixture on a piece of the lavash. Grandma DiDi added green onion and parsley to our cream cheese mixture, but you can leave it out or use a different kind of spread. More options below.
After the quinoa has cooled, have your cub scoop one heaping tablespoon of quinoa over the cream cheese. Take a fork to spread it out and press into the spread leaving approximately one inch just cream cheese.
We julienned carrots, cucumbers and one whole slender asparagus spear and had the cub lay them over the quinoa. She is so engaged and makes sure they are just right on the lavash.
Now it’s time to roll! The cub assists Grandma DiDi in rolling up the lavash.
Now it’s time to eat! But first, baby gets to try!
Voilã! Here is our version of a veggie roll up! Below are some ideas for you to create your own Veggie Roll Up.
Veggie Roll Up
- Whole Wheat Lavash, tortilla or sandwich bread rolled thin with a rolling pin
- 1 cup Quinoa
- Spread: Cream cheese (we added green onion and parsley), or any other spreadable cheese. (other options: tradional hummus, white bean hummus, etc., or yogurt chive spread from Trader Joes)
- Veggies: Carrots, cucumber, zucchini, asparagus, green beans, jicama, celery, sprouts, mache preferred or any tender greens. We gently roast or blanche asparagus and green beans if we use them, although, they are delicious raw.
- Cook one cup of quinoa mix per package instructions.
- Mix green onion, parsley and cream cheese together.
- Spread room temperature cream cheese on lavash until it covers the whole piece.
- Press 1 tbsp of quinoa into the cream cheese; leaving one inch of cream cheese uncovered.
- Lay your vegetables down evenly over the quinoa; leaving one inch of cream cheese uncovered.
- Roll the lavash starting from the opposite end as the one inch of uncovered cream cheese. Once you roll it all the way, the cream cheese will act as a glue to hold the roll together.
- Cut the roll into rounds; perfect for small toddler hands.
- Share some with your baby, then eat the rest!