Sometimes parents struggle with what to give kids for lunch at summer camp that’s quick, easy and healthy! Eggs are sometimes forgotten about when it comes to a great source of protein. From Canada’s Food Guide, eggs are a source of Meat & Alternatives and provide an excellent source of protein as well as many essential vitamins and minerals. Boil eggs in advance and have them ready to pack in camp lunches in the morning. Pinwheel wraps are always a great hit with kids as they are fun and easy to pack and prepare. When your child gets to camp in the morning ask the councillor to refrigerate your child’s lunch.
Try this recipe this week for camp this week:
Egg Salad Pinwheel Wraps
- 6 hard-cooked eggs, peeled and finely chopped
- 1/4 cup (60 mL) light mayonnaise
- 1 tbsp (15 mL) sweet relish
- 2 tsp (10 mL) yellow mustard
- 1/4 tsp (1.25 mL) each salt and pepper
- 4 lettuce leaves
- 4 small flour tortillas
Gently stir eggs with mayonnaise, relish, mustard, salt and pepper. Store, tightly covered in the refrigerator, for up to 3 days.
Line each tortilla with lettuce leaf and spread egg salad over top. Tightly roll into a log, similar to a jellyroll. Cut each tortilla into 6 pinwheels. Package snugly, in an airtight container, so the pinwheels hold their shape.
Recipe and image sourced from: https://www.eggs.ca/recipes/egg-salad-pinwheel-wraps
Kristin Hedges is a Registered Dietitian with Kids Eat Smart Foundation NL.