We’re a few short weeks into the new school year, and we suspect your kids may be bored with the same ol’ lunch box sandwich offerings already. To shake things up, we created these adorable pinwheels made with lavash bread and a filling of cream cheese, California grapes, rotisserie chicken, and honey. Our pinwheels are sweet and savory, nutritious, and they’re sure to turn heads in the cafeteria.
The beauty of pinwheels is that pretty much anything goes. In our cookbook, No Whine with Dinner, we have a pinwheel with cream cheese, honey mustard, lower-sodium lunch meats, shredded carrot, and a sandwich pickle. Another fun idea … peanut butter, jelly, thinly sliced bananas, and chopped grapes.
Makes 2 Servings
Grapes of all colors—red, black and green—are a natural source of beneficial antioxidants and other polyphenols. One serving of grapes (3/4 cup) contains just 90 calories, no fat, no cholesterol and virtually no sodium, and also provides potassium and are a good source of vitamin K. For a complete lunch box meal, serve our pinwheels with a bunch of grapes, sliced veggies, and a small sweet treat.
1. Cut the lavash in half crosswise. Spread both halves with the cream cheese, and be sure to cover the edges really well. Top each half with the chicken and grapes, and use a spoon or spatula to press the ingredients into the cream cheese. Top evenly with the spinach and drizzle with honey or agave.
2. Starting at the narrow end of the lavash, roll up as tightly as you can until the lavash looks like a cigar. Use a serrated knife to slice each roll into four pinwheels. Repeat with the other lavash half.