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Egg Salad Pinwheels :: Perfect For Little Hands & An Easy Lunchbox Addition!

December 15, 2015

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.

Egg Salad Pinwheels :: Perfect For Little Hands & An Easy Lunchbox Addition!Wraps are tough for toddler hands!

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!

Egg Salad Pinwheels :: Perfect For Little Hands & An Easy Lunchbox Addition!My first grader handles a wrap pretty good – but the days I have made it more of a pinwheel style she is quick to mention how much she loves her wraps that way and how much easier it is to eat too.

This is a pretty flexible recipe – if you have a favorite way of making egg salad go for it!

Egg Salad Pinwheels :: Perfect For Little Hands & An Easy Lunchbox Addition!

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Egg Salad Pinwheels :: Perfect For Little Hands & An Easy Lunchbox Addition!
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Ingredients
  • 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.)
Instructions
  1. Put the hard boiled eggs in a small mixing bowl, and using the back of a fork smash the eggs into small pieces.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. **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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10 Comments

  • Reply Emily @ Recipes to Nourish December 17, 2015 at 1:47 pm

    These are so fun! My mom used to make me pinwheel wraps like this when I was a kid. Love that you make them for your kiddos.

  • Reply Jessica December 17, 2015 at 6:05 pm

    oh nice! My boys would love these for something different. They are big egg salad fans.

  • Reply linda spiker January 21, 2016 at 11:00 am

    These looks so amazing! Forget the kids and the lunchbox, I want to eat them!

  • Reply Lindsey Dietz January 21, 2016 at 12:14 pm

    Now if only I could get my kids to like egg salad… These are great!

  • Reply Eileen January 21, 2016 at 12:23 pm

    What a fun idea! I love pinwheels, and egg salad is so yummy!

  • Reply Tina @ Oh Snap! Let's Eat! January 21, 2016 at 3:39 pm

    This looks so delicious! Totally going to make this for lunch some time!

  • Reply Megan Stevens January 21, 2016 at 5:56 pm

    Yum, I love mustard in egg salad. Love these bite-size savories! And so cute in the lunch box. Lucky girl!

  • Reply Elle @ Only Taste Matters January 21, 2016 at 9:16 pm

    So cute! What a fun lunch!

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