It’s that time of the year again when spooky decorations and ghoulish costumes take center stage. Halloween is a time for trick-or-treating, but it’s also a perfect opportunity to get creative and playful with your children’s lunches. As a food critic and lover of all things culinary, I believe that every meal should be an experience, and what better way to make lunchtime memorable than with some Halloween-themed delights!
Growing up, my parents always made sure to make Halloween lunches extra special, adding an element of surprise and excitement to our day. One lunch in particular stands out in my memory – the Mummy Wraps. These adorable and tasty wraps were a hit not just with me, but with all my friends at school. They became such a beloved tradition in my household that I continue to make them to this day.
Now, let me guide you through the steps of creating these spooktacular Mummy Wraps for your little ones to enjoy.
– Tortilla wraps (flour, corn, or whole wheat)
– Deli sliced turkey or ham
– Cheese slices (such as cheddar or American)
– Mayonnaise or mustard
– Black olives
– Baby carrots
Step 1: Lay out your tortilla wraps on a clean surface. Choose your child’s favorite type, or if you’re feeling adventurous, use different colored wraps for a vibrant Halloween touch.
Step 2: Spread a thin layer of mayonnaise or mustard across each tortilla wrap. This will act as a flavorful adhesive to hold the Mummy Wraps together.
Step 3: Place a few slices of deli meat on top of the mayonnaise or mustard. Don’t be afraid to layer the meat – the more, the merrier! The richness of turkey or ham will provide a tasty contrast to the mildness of the cheese.
Step 4: Cut your cheese slices into thin strips. Lay these strips across the tortilla wraps in a crisscross pattern, resembling the bandages of a mummy. Feel free to get creative with your design – unevenly placed strips will give your mummies a quirky touch.
Step 5: Once you’ve finished constructing your cheesy mummy bandages, it’s time to add the eyes. Slice the black olives into small rounds and strategically place them on the wraps, creating spooky eyes peering out from the mummy’s bandages. This step is where your mummies come to life!
Step 6: To complete your Halloween-themed lunch, add a handful of baby carrots on the side. These will act as the perfect “witches’ fingers,” adding a crunchy and nutritious touch to the meal.
– You can switch up the fillings to suit your child’s preferences. If they are not a fan of turkey or ham, try using grilled chicken or even vegetarian options like roasted veggies or hummus.
– If your child enjoys a bit of spice, consider adding a few drops of hot sauce or a sprinkle of red pepper flakes to the mayonnaise or mustard for an extra kick.
– To make the Mummy Wraps even more festive, you can draw spooky faces or create intricate mummy designs on the tortilla wraps using food coloring markers. Let your imagination run wild!
– If you’re making these for a Halloween party or a larger group, multiply the recipe accordingly and arrange the Mummy Wraps on a platter, making a fun and frightful centerpiece.
Halloween is a time for embracing the whimsical and indulging in the magic of the season. With these Mummy Wraps and “witches’ fingers” carrots, your little ones will be enchanted by their lunch and eager to show off their spooky creations to their friends. So, this Halloween season, take a break from the ordinary and treat your children to an extraordinary lunchtime experience they won’t soon forget!
|Amount Per Serving
|% Daily Value*
|Total Fat 10g
|Saturated Fat 5g
|Trans Fat 0g
|Total Carbohydrate 20g
|Dietary Fiber 1g
|Vitamin A 4%
|Vitamin C 0%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs: