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Queso Fresco & Chipotle Chicken and Veggie Wraps

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I‘ve talked a few times about lunch ideas and lunchbox ideas for kids, but what I really need are ideas for my own lunch. I’m busy in the kitchen already with recipe testing, writing, or photographing things for the blog. I don’t usually want to stop doing that so I can make another recipe.

queso fresco chipotle wrap

I do eat during the day, but not like I should. And with both kids at school all day during the school year, I don’t have anyone else to share a meal with – what I like most about cooking and eating is doing it with someone else that I love. Instead, I find myself eating lunch alone more often than with a companion.

I often snack on whatever recipe I am working on for the blog that day even though I know that what I really should be doing taking the time to sit down, take a break, and eat a balanced meal.

Wraps are an old idea revisited. I get bored with eating the same thing every day so I try to mix things up. I haven’t done wraps in a while and sometimes they just feel more exciting than a sandwich.

queso fresco chipotle wrap

A little something I whipped up this week was a Queso Fresco and Chipotle Chicken and Veggie Wrap. A burrito sized spinach wrap spread with The Laughing Cow Light Queso Fresco & Chipotle and topped with various vegetables and some Shredded Tex-Mex Crock-Pot Chicken that I had in the freezer. Tasty and super simple. Writing this post actually took more time than it did to prepare the recipe.

5 Wrap Recipe Ideas for Lunch

Wrap a Salad – instead of eating a plate of salad, stuff all of the ingredients in a wrap.

  • Cobb Salad: turkey, lettuce, avocado, chopped hard boiled egg, tomatoes, and bacon
  • Caesar Salad: Romaine, parmesan, grilled chicken, caesar dressing
  • Chicken or Egg Salad in a wrap

BLT Wrap – Bacon, lettuce, and tomato inside a wrap rather than between bread. Spread mashed avocado or The Laughing Cow® Wedge inside the tortilla wrap.

Veggie Wraps – spread mashed avocado or your favorite The Laughing Cow® Wedge flavor inside the tortilla wrap, then add in whatever vegetables you have in the fridge.

Asian Chicken Wrap – Asian marinated grilled chicken (honey sesame, lime/soy sauce, ginger), lettuce, orange sections, bean sprouts.

Breakfast Wrap – Stuff a wrap with scrambled eggs, vegetables, cheese, sausage/bacon, or anything else you like.

What do you like to eat for lunch?

Queso Fresco & Chipotle Chicken and Veggie Wraps

Queso Fresco & Chipotle Chicken and Veggie Wraps

Yield: 1 wrap
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes

I don't like eating alone, so I get creative and make bright and vibrant fun foods like these chipotle chicken wraps.

Ingredients

  • 1 spinach tortilla wrap (burrito size)
  • 2 wedges The Laughing Cow Light Queso Fresco & Chipotle
  • Finely chopped cilantro
  • Your Choice Diced Vegetable Fillings: avocado, corn, red or orange bell pepper, tomatoes
  • Your Choice Protein Fillings: Shredded chicken, black beans

Instructions

  1. On one side of the tortilla wrap, spread both of the wedges of The Laughing Cow Light Queso Fresco & Chipotle. Arrange your preferred filling ingredients, making sure not to fill the tortilla too full. Starting at one end, tightly roll the tortilla up like a pinwheel. Slice into 2 - 3 inch sections. Hold together with a toothpick if needed. Serve with salsa.

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Nutrition Information
Yield 1 Serving Size 1
Amount Per Serving Calories 669Total Fat 40gSaturated Fat 21gTrans Fat 1gUnsaturated Fat 12gCholesterol 99mgSodium 1570mgCarbohydrates 46gFiber 2gSugar 4gProtein 31g

GoodLifeEats.com offers recipe nutritional information as a courtesy and is an estimate only. This information comes from online calculators. Although GoodLifeEats.com makes every effort to provide accurate information, these figures are only estimates.

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Yvette

Thursday 6th of February 2014

Hi Katie! Boy oh boy...after visiting your website for the 1st time...my mouth is watering and I'm excited to try some new recipes. So many wonderful ideas...beautiful photos, too. We just moved last summer and it is a chore. Hope you "feel at home" in your new home like we do. Good luck to you there.

Natalie @ Paper & Birch

Saturday 1st of February 2014

Katie, your Queso Fresco & Chipotle Chicken and Veggie Wrap recipe couldn't have been better timed. I was going to make pinwheels for the game tomorrow but hadn't found a recipe I liked yet. Thank you! Have a great weekend :)

nags

Thursday 9th of May 2013

the pictures are so gorgeous. i can never get my wraps looking so clean after cutting.

Bev @ Bev Cooks

Monday 1st of April 2013

YES. YES. YES. I could eat 15 billion per day. PER HOUR.

try me.

Tieghan

Sunday 31st of March 2013

I have a huge love affair with chipotle! I am putting it in everything! Love this recipe!!