Tried and True:
My boyfriend loves turkey wraps and insists he could eat them for every meal. Because of this, I have made this meal enough times to work through any bugs. However, despite how quick and easy they are to make, I just can’t bring myself to eat nothing but one food for the rest of my life. So when I make his wraps, I like to make something else for myself. This week, I made tuna wrapped in butter lettuce leaves. I also added a few breakfast boxes and a salad to rotate with the tuna wraps so I will have more variety throughout the week.
For the turkey wraps, I used sliced cracked black pepper turkey, a handful of shredded cabbage, a sprinkle of fat-free shredded cheddar cheese, and a drizzle of ranch dressing. I added celery sticks and peanut butter on the side. We have eaten so many of these wraps, I just cant eat anymore. However, he may love these wraps more than he loves me.
My tuna lettuce wraps were super simple and even easier to make than the turkey wraps. The smaller compartment is canned tuna, drained, and mixed with a little light mayo, salt, and pepper. The other compartment is about 4 butter lettuce leaves. I put a bite of tuna in each leaf, wrap it up, and eat.
The salad is a simple grilled chicken caesar salad. Romain lettuce, shredded parmesan cheese, topped with chicken grilled on my George Foreman, and a cup of light caesar salad dressing on the side.
I made two different breakfast boxes. Half of the boxes have two hard boiled eggs and mixed nuts. The other half has fat-free vanilla Greek yogurt topped with frozen mixed berries and a hard boiled egg on the side.
How I F*d Up:
This is probably one of my most successful weeks since I started meal prepping, but I’ve made it enough times to know, and fix, any issues. In the past, I have noticed the wraps will get soggy by the first day, if assembled in advance.
I like to make ants on a log, and as much as I normally hate raisins, it adds a needed touch of sweetness to the celery and peanut butter. However, last time I attempted ants on a log for meal prepping, all the celery was stuck together in a gooey clump when it was time to eat it.
While the meal prep containers are leakproof, in that they won’t leak into your lunch box, they aren’t leakproof between individual compartments. This means that when the frozen berries thawed out, they created some juice on top of the yogurt. The yogurt was still delicious, no problem there. However, the juice leaked into the other compartment and I found my egg floating in a mixture of yogurt soup and dyed purple. I ate it anyway, but it had a slight hint of blackberry flavor and it was kind of weird.
Suggestions For Improvement:
If I am going to be eating the wraps myself, I package the meat and lettuce seperate from the wrap and assemble before eating. However, since my boyfriend doesn’t notice all the wilted veggies and soggy wrap, I go ahead and wrap it all up when packaging if he’s the only one eating them.
If there is a way to package ants on a log so they don’t stick together, I don’t know what it is. To get around this, I simply used celery sticks and a cup of peanut butter for dipping. I may mix raisins into the peanut butter next time to add that bit of sweetness.
Make sure all compartments containing any liquids are spillproof from spilling into the other compartments. Yogurt topped with mixed fruit can be packaged into mason jars to prevent spillage.