Somewhere along the line, the health craze deemed that bread that was not whole grain to be bad for you. This set off an odd trend of replacing bread with tortillas. So the sandwich became sandwich wraps and everybody started eating them. Even McDonald's has sandwich wraps for you to enjoy. All the traditional ingredients of a sandwich ditched the white bread and became all rolled up in a nice satisfying tortilla shell.

Though the odd thing is flour tortillas, which is what many including McDonald's, use are not all that better for you. Though they do taste great. The below sandwich wrap recipes are not exactly healthy for you by any means, but if you want to add just a little bit for nutrition to your sandwich wrap, use a whole grain tortilla.

There are literally thousands of different combinations that work well in sandwich wraps. Tortillas are not limited to housing Mexican fair or the traditional sandwich toppings. Odd combinations like devilled ham and cream cheese, cream cheese and crab meat, or cobb salad ingredients go surprisingly well when wrapped up in a tortilla. Those are all things that would end up tasting a bit strange on white bread, eh? The below recipes are a great place to start when using wraps for lunch or dinner ideas, but really the combinations are quite endless and at one's leisure.

blt sandwich wraps

BLT Wraps

This classic sandwich is proof that if you can put it on bread, you can put it in a wrap.

What you will need:

  • Bacon
  • Lettuce
  • Tomato
  • A packages of whole grain tortillas
  • Mayonnaise or ranch dressing are optional

Before you start assembling the wraps you have to do a little prep. Make sure the bacon is well cooked, this means as crispy as you can get it without it burning. This takes a little practice as bacon gets hard after you remove it from grease. Cut up your tomatoes into slices then cut those slices into strips. I recommend deseeding them as it can cause the wrap to drip.

If you are using mayonnaise or ranch dressing, spread that on the tortilla. Afterwards, add the lettuce down the center, top that with bacon down the center, and top the bacon with tomato down the center.

Roll it up and use a toothpick to hold it closed if necessary.

fajita ranch chicken wraps

Fajita Ranch Chicken Wraps

Fajita ranch chicken wraps contain the zesty flavor of the southwest all wrapped up in a tortilla, much like fajita, but in sandwich wrap form.

What you will need:

  • Chicken breasts
  • Chili powder
  • Garlic salt
  • Ranch dressing
  • Red, yellow, and orange peppers. You can also toss in some green peppers as well
  • Lettuce
  • A package of whole grain tortillas

Prep the peppers by deseeding them and cutting them into thin slices. Throw the peppers into a frying pan with a little oil or some butter and cook them until they are soft but still tender. I added a little chili powder and garlic salt to them just to give them a little burst of flavor.

You should also oven cook the thawed chicken breast in the oven for 350 degree for 30 minutes. Before baking, slather the chicken breast in olive oil and sprinkle them with chili powder and garlic salt.

After they are finished cooking, let them cool and fetch a sharp knife. Cut the chicken breasts vertically into about 1/4th an inch slices.

Spread your tortilla and lay a layer of lettuce in the center. On top of the lettuce, lay one or two strips of chicken on top of it. Sprinkle a few peppers over the chicken and drizzle with ranch.

Wrap it up and use a toothpick to keep it closed if necessary.

spicy tuna wrap

Spicy Tuna Wraps

For those that love sushi, like I do, combine the great flavors of a tuna roll into a tuna sandwich wrap with these flavorful Asian ingredients.

What you need:

  • 2 cans of tuna, drained
  • Mayonnaise
  • Sriracha hot sauce
  • Rice wine vinegar
  • Scallion, chopped
  • 2 cups of cooled and cooked brown rice
  • Lettuce
  • Avocado
  • Baby carrots
  • 1 package of whole grain tortillas

before making the wrap, you need to do a little prep. Cook the brown rice until it s fluffy and set it aside to cool. Cut your baby carrots into matchsticks. Peel and cut your avocado into thin slices as well.

Now combine your drained tuna with about two spoonfuls of mayonnaise, just enough to cover it and not smother it. Add in the hot sauce and scallions.

Once your rice has cooled, add in two teaspoons of rice wine vinegar and mix it around.

On your tortilla spread rice down the center, top with your avocado and carrot slices and top that with you tuna mixture.

Wrap it up and hold closed with toothpicks if necessary. You can also cut it up into little sushi rolls and dip it in soy sauce for a more authentic experience.

buffalo chicken wraps

Buffalo Chicken Wraps

This zesty sandwich roll is perfect for lunch or a light dinner. It brings all the great flavor of buffalo chicken and wraps it up with some healthy veggies.

What you will need:

  • 1 package of whole grain tortillas
  • 1 package of cooked and breaded buffalo chicken strips
  • Ranch dressing
  • Baby spinach leaves
  • Celery
  • Long carrots
  • Peeled Zucchini

Before starting the wrap itself, you need to do some prep. If the buffalo chicken strips are frozen, start by baking or microwaving them until they are thawed and relatively hot. Set them aside to cool. Take your celery, zucchini, and carrots and cut them into long strips. After your buffalo chicken has cooled from hot to warm, you can start to assemble your wrap.

Spread each tortilla with ranch dressing. Enough so that it is covering the entire thing, but will not drip horribly.

Place your baby spinach leaves down the center and then place your sticks of celery, carrot, and zucchini in the center as well. Top with enough chicken strips so that it will still close all the way.

Roll it up! Hold closed with a toothpick if necessary.