Simple and quick egg salad pinwheels perfect for little hands and easy lunchtime!
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“Gah! It’s 11:00 a.m. already?!”
I think I say that just about every day. I can aspire to have the most organized day, but there is absolutely nothing predictable about a morning with a 2 and 4 year old by my side, as well as getting a first grader off to school in the morning!
I rely on my freezer stash of simple soups like broccoli soup and tomato soup most days. It is a great way to get nourishing bone broth into the kids without having to think about what vegetable to make. Add a simple egg or tuna salad wrap and lunch is done…for my older kids.
I started making little Mexican pinwheel wraps for her when she turned 2 this year, and I noticed how easy they made lunchbox packing too, so they are becoming quite popular here with my older kids too!
This is a pretty flexible recipe – if you have a favorite way of making egg salad go for it!
- 6 pastured eggs, hard boiled and peeled
- ⅓ to ½ cup mayonnaise (Homemade preferable to avoid rancid oils. This homemade, egg free mayo recipe blends up in less than 5 minutes! Super quick!)
- 2 tsp mustard
- 5 stalks of green onion, sliced
- ¼ red bell pepper, diced
- 1 clove garlic, minced
- Sea salt and pepper to taste
- 3-4 tortillas of choice (I like to use the Food For Life Rice Wraps and the Sami's Bakery Millet Lavish. They should be in the freezer section of most health food stores - sometimes our regular grocery store even carries the rice wraps.)
- Put the hard boiled eggs in a small mixing bowl, and using the back of a fork smash the eggs into small pieces.
- Add the rest of the ingredients except the tortillas and use the fork to combine well until smooth. Make sure to taste it for salt and pepper.
- Spread some of the egg salad mixture onto the entire surface of one tortilla, roll up *tightly* and then cut into 1 inch sections. Continue with the rest of the egg salad onto the other tortillas - I usually get about 3 or 4 out of this amount of egg salad.
- **Gluten Free tortilla rolling tip! Yes I will be the first to admit gluten free tortillas can be...dry! My solution to getting the perfect roll on a GF tortilla is to get it a bit wet and then warm them up to steam them - they get soft and pliable and then you can put your egg salad on and roll them right up. Just do one at a time and you'll be fine!
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