Lunchbox Tips {featuring Philadelphia Soft Cream Cheese Spread} #Cbias #SpreadTheFlavor

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Easy lunchbox ideas that include lots of fresh fruits and veggies are a mom’s best friend, especially if they don’t require any heating up at lunchtime. The obvious go-to solution is a wrap or roll-up. They’re easy for little hands to pick up and eat, and they’re just plain fun when cut into swirly spirals.

The only problem? I stink at making wraps.

It’s true. I can pile in a rainbow of ingredients, arrange them nicely, and roll it up…but somehow it always falls apart on me. The stuff falls out, it all comes unwrapped…it’s just a mess. But I’ve found a new way to make a fresh, homemade lunch and hold it all together: Philadelphia soft cream cheese spreads, now available in a bunch of yummy flavors!

Philadelphia Cream Cheese makes lunchtime easier! #SpreadTheFlavor #Cbias

We picked these up one day when we stopped in to browse the new garden selection at Walmart. We already love Philly cream cheese, so I was intrigued by kicking it up a notch with different flavors.

You can find them right on the cream cheese shelf in the dairy section.

Philadelphia Cream Cheese makes lunchtime easier! #SpreadTheFlavor #Cbias

My little helper seemed to think they looked good, too. Both of my kids can spot anything fruity from a mile away, so I knew the Blueberry flavor was coming home with us.

Philadelphia Cream Cheese makes lunchtime easier! #SpreadTheFlavor #Cbias

We also grabbed the Garden Vegetable, and you better believe I’ll be grabbing the Jalapeno to help #SpreadTheFlavor once the garden gets moving this year! They also offer Strawberry and Chive & Onion.

Philadelphia Cream Cheese makes lunchtime easier! #SpreadTheFlavor #Cbias

As soon as I spotted the little tubs in the store, I thought, “Hey…that would work to stick my wraps together, but it would also make them taste better!” And I was right. We’ve been burning through veggies! Fruits, too, since I’ve been stacking apple slices in with the peppers and shredded carrot. Kale, spinach, and crunchy romaine work great, too.

Philadelphia Cream Cheese Veggie Wraps #SpreadTheFlavor #Cbias

It’ll be fun to try new veggies in our wraps as the gardening season rolls along!

Philadelphia Cream Cheese Veggie Wraps #SpreadTheFlavor #Cbias

Of course, to round out the meal, you could add some lean deli meat, a slice of cheese or hard-boiled egg. My son likes yogurt on the side or a string cheese.

(Did I mention all the vegetables that are actually IN the cream cheese spread?)

Philadelphia Cream Cheese makes lunchtime easier! #SpreadTheFlavor #Cbias

The secret lies in spreading the whole tortilla with a generous swipe of cream cheese, making sure to go all the way to the edges. Then, when you roll it up, it all sticks! And nothing slides like it does with mayo.

Philadelphia Cream Cheese makes lunchtime easier! #SpreadTheFlavor #Cbias

Of course, my new wrap trick has started a new obsession in the house (as often happens when there’s a 4-year-old around.) But I can’t complain about this one. When my boy wants a sweet treat, I just wrap up some strawberries and bananas in a whole wheat tortilla with a swipe of blueberry cream cheese. Voila! Another fresh snack option without all the sugar of some processed snacks. (And a great way to use up random produce!)

Philadelphia Cream Cheese makes lunchtime easier! #SpreadTheFlavor #Cbias

Oh, and one more tip: when you’re done with the blueberry, lick the spoon. It’s sooo good.

Philadelphia Cream Cheese makes lunchtime easier! #SpreadTheFlavor #Cbias

Rocket science? Maybe not. But for a wrap-challenged mom like me, little fixes like this help make packing lunches easier, and I’ll take all the help I can get! Thanks, Philly! 

What’s your best lunchbox tip?

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  1. My son loves everything on a wrap! I love how you’re using the Philly Cream Cheese to hold it all together! Brilliant idea! #client

  2. Just love the sound of that cheese wrap. Looks yummy.
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  3. Those wraps sound amazing. My kids would never eat them, but they would be prefect for me & my hubby! Yum!
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  4. Oh wow, these roll ups look so darn delicious! I wish my mom would have packed these for me!
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  5. I love wraps! And, with your tip to use Philadelphia Soft Cream Cheese as a way to help keep the rolled up, I’ll be making them more often! My favorite flavor is the Garden Vegetable for sure!
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  6. I love making wraps using humus or cream cheese to make all hte veggies tasty and the wrap stick! I forgot they had veggie cream cheese-I will have to try that next time!
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  7. I love the recipe ideas! You have just made me super hungry, I really want to try making the veggie wrap it looks so pretty in the picture.
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  8. Love these recipes! Anything with cream cheese in it is bound to be delicious!
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  9. Love strawberry cream cheese! Will definitely have to put this on my shopping list for the next trip.
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  10. Cream cheese wrap looks very tasty! I will try that!

  11. What a great idea on how to hold those pesky wraps together and add flavor at the same time! Like you I can’t get those pesky wraps to stay together and pretty either. Can’t wait to try one with the Vegetable Garden flavor.
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  12. So much you can do with cream cheese I like the idea of using it in lunch boxes.
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  13. I love all the varieties of Philadelphia! Those garden veggie wraps look delicious.
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  14. Those wraps are a great idea! We love Philadelphia Cream Cheese, and there are so many delicious flavors!
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  15. My daughter loves the blueberry variety and I love the plain best. However, I bet I would love that veggie one, too. I need to try that one soon.
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  16. I am a Philly girl at heart so of course I grew up with Philly cream cheese it makes so many foods taste delicious.
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  17. What a great alternative instead of mayo – more tastier I am sure too! I will have to try this!
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  18. katherine bartlett says:

    I love cream cheese on my wraps!

  19. I just love slapping cream cheese on everything! I love all the different flavors they have now!

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