As we near the halfway mark of the semester, exams and projects are just around the corner. With more time allocated to schoolwork, less is devoted to cooking. Ruts happen easily, so use these recipes to bring a little inspiration to your kitchen.

Substitute your favorite sandwich with something else. It’s been two decades since the popularity of wraps began. They’re cheap, portable and they take less than 10 minutes to make. Check out these 5 recipes and wrap it up!


1. The Traditional Vegetable Wrap

Many meat eaters tend to stay away from vegetarian dishes, but give this one a try! If nothing else, your mom will be proud.

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 0 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes

Servings: 1

1 medium spinach wrap
2 tablespoons plain hummus
¼ cup spinach
2 tablespoons shredded carrots
½ avocado
¼ red pepper
⅛ teaspoon salt
⅛ teaspoon pepper

1. Cut the avocado and red pepper into thin slices.
2. Cover the spinach wrap with hummus, carrots, avocado, peppers and spinach.
3. Season wrap with salt and pepper.
4. Roll the wrap and enjoy cold.


Photo by Peter Yu

2. The Pepperoni Pizza Wrap

Pizza will probably last as the college student’s favorite food, but delivery isn’t always time efficient. If it’s too early to run to Canyon, grab these ingredients and let your microwave do the work.

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 30 seconds
Total Time: About 6 minutes

Servings: 1

1 medium flour tortilla wrap
2 tablespoons pizza sauce
1 stick light string cheese
6 slices pepperoni
⅛ teaspoon salt
⅛ teaspoon pepper
⅛ teaspoon garlic powder

1. Place the wrap on a microwave-safe plate.
2. Pull apart the string cheese into even pieces.
3. Spread the pizza sauce over the tortilla, followed by the cheese and pepperoni slices.
4. Season the pizza as desired before wrapping it like a burrito.
5. Microwave for 30 seconds while monitoring it.
6. Let cool and enjoy!


3. The Protein Quesadilla

Plain quesadillas are simple to make, but adding more protein greatly improves this meal’s nutritional value.

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes

Servings: 1

2 large corn tortilla wraps
⅛ cup shredded mixed cheese
3 tablespoons black beans (rinsed)
3 tablespoons corn
¼ teaspoon red pepper flakes
2 tablespoons salsa
2 tablespoons sour cream

1. Heat a greased non-stick stovetop pan.
2. Place one tortilla on pan.
3. Cover the wrap with cheese, beans and corn.
4. Add red pepper flakes and other seasonings as favored.
5. Cover with the remaining tortilla and cook until cheese has melted.
6. Place the tortilla on a plate and top with salsa and sour cream.


4. The Apple Tuna Wrap

I was never a big tuna fan until I tried it with apples and mayo. There’s nothing like a good surprise.

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 0-5 minutes
Total Time: 5-10 minutes

Servings: 1

1 large whole wheat wrap
½ can chunky light tuna
1 tablespoon light mayonnaise
½ apple
¼ teaspoon garlic salt
1 handful romaine lettuce

1. Cut the apple into small squares.
2. Mix tuna, mayonnaise, apple and garlic salt in a bowl.
3. Spread the mixture on the wrap, add romaine lettuce and roll it up.
4. Heat wrap in your toaster oven or enjoy it cold.


5. The Midnight Cravings Wrap

While you might not want to tell your mother about this one, you’ll have more friends in no time!

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes

Servings: 1

1 flour tortilla wrap
2 tablespoons creamy peanut butter
⅛ cup semisweet chocolate chips
⅛ cup mini marshmallows
¼ banana

1. Preheat oven to 350º.
2. Place the tortilla on a foil-covered sheet.
3. Cut the banana into thin slices.
4. Cover the tortilla with the peanut butter, chocolate chips, marshmallows and bananas.
5. Bake for 5 minutes or until heated. Grab napkins and eat up!

Wraps are easy and great for on-the-go. For recipes and cooking tips, stay on Spoon U!