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R Is for Rockin’ Rainbow Wraps

Snacks for letter R - Rockin' Rainbow Wraps

In the biblical story of Noah and the ark, a rainbow was a reminder of God’s promises.

The Rockin’ Rainbow Wraps recipe from my ABC Snacks Series promises to deliver a pleasing meal for even the most persnickety preschooler!

Make your wraps with the ingredients listed in the recipe below or let your little one experiment with his own colorful add-ins ideas.

There are so many to choose from!

Just start with chicken nuggets—a perennial kid favorite—and add your child’s choice of colorful ingredients. Together you just might discover a great new lunch idea.

Preschoolers creating tortilla snacks

Rockin’ Rainbow Wraps

Print Recipe

Here’s what you’ll need to make one rainbow wrap:

  • 1 flour or corn tortilla
  • 8-10 small chunks of red food, such as cherry tomatoes
  • 4 chicken nuggets
  • 8-10 small chunks of orange or yellow food, such as cheddar cheese or yellow peppers
  • 6-8 chunks of green food, such as green bell peppers
  • 2-3 chunks of purple food, such as red onions
  • 2 dollops of sour cream

Directions:

  1. Place one flour tortilla on a plate.
  2. Arrange ingredients on the tortilla in the shape of a rainbow. From top to bottom add
    • Red food chunks
    • Chicken nuggets chunks
    • Yellow or orange food chunks
    • Green food chunks
    • Purple food chunks
  3. Add a dollop of sour cream to the bottom of each end of your rainbow.
  4. Wrap and enjoy!

Variations:

  • Substitute cream cheese, yogurt, or whipped cream for the sour cream.
  • Build a rainbow of fruits and veggies on a plate without a tortilla and just eat it as finger food.
  • Use your imagination to substitute other colorful foods for the ones listed above.

Try some of these colorful foods:

  • Red foods–cherries, cranberries, red grapes, raspberries, strawberries, tomatoes, radishes, light red kidney beans, beets, hotdogs, lentils, red quinoa, ketchup, tomato sauce, salsa, red olives
  • Orange foods–cantaloupe, peaches, oranges, apricots, orange bell peppers, shaved carrots, orange tomatoes, pumpkin, macaroni and cheese, sweet potatoes
  • Yellow foods–bananas, pineapples, squash, yellow tomatoes, yellow cheeses, scrambled eggs, mustard, pasta, garbanzo beans, quinoa
  • Green foods–grapes, kiwis, cucumbers, celery, lettuce, spinach, edamame, bell peppers, green beans, broccoli, bean sprouts, pickles, pesto, lima beans, pickle relish, olives, lentils
  • Purple foods–blackberries, grapes, blueberries, plums, red cabbage, beets, raisins, dark red kidney beans, black beans, string beans, olives

Adapted from Live Love Texas

Preschooler creating tortillas snack Finished rainbow wraps

Teaching Tips

  • While you’re building your rainbow wrap, say /r/–/r/–rockin’ rainbow together.
  • How many words can you and your preschooler think of that start with the sound of /r/?
  • While assembling and eating your wrap, read this book about a boy who wants A Rainbow of My Own.
  • Download ABC Snacks: Tips for Working on Pre-Reading Skills for more teaching tips.

Want More Snacks for Letter R?

Find snacks for letter R and more with the ABC Snacks Cookbooks series that includes more than 40 snack recipes for your preschoolers!

Free ABC Snacks Cookbook

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Jessica

says:

My children would like this, especially in the summer time when berries are fresh!

Karen

says:

Love the photos!

Kim

says:

This is such a great and adaptable idea.

Adrienne

says:

This is so fun my kids love anything rainbow! This will be such a fun snack for them.

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