Pad Thai Lunch Transformation

It is nearing the end of the school year… are you tired of packing lunches for your child?

I know how you feel.  I too feel fatigued in the “school-lunch-making” department.  Most days I make a lunch version of the previous night’s dinner.  It makes packing a lunch faster, easier on my brain, and it helps clean out the left-overs.

However, it’s not as simple as it may sound.  I can’t just heat up the leftovers and dump them in a thermos.  My child requires something that he can handle quickly and easily… something he can get down without a fuss in the 15 minutes set aside for the eating part of their lunch break!  Basically, he has to have a sandwich or a wrap or some sort of finger food.  My several attempts at giving him a hot lunch in a thermos failed.  The thermos always comes home full, barely touched.

So, here are my answers to this dilemma!  Sandwich, wrap, and sushi roll versions of last night’s dinner!  It’s fast, easy to handle, and doesn’t even always seem like left-overs!



Here is how I re-made the Pad Thai kelp noodle dish describe in a recent post…

The steps were simple:

  1. I placed a reasonable amount of the previous evening’s Kelp Noodle Pad Thai in a whole wheat tortilla.
  2. Cashew nuts were added on top.
  3. I added a dash of hot sauce (only do this if your child likes hot sauce of course!)


  4. Optional: additional veggies like lettuce, basil, cilantro can be added.
  5. I wrapped it up!
  6. I placed it in aluminum foil at a diagonal, so that it could be un wrapped while eating (in a spiral).  This way your child can rip off the aluminum as he/she eats and the lunch box doesn’t look like a wrap explosion aftermath when you see it that evening!

My Diverse Little Eater ate his whole wrap!

Now… that’s a wrap!




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