DIY Lunch Pinwheels

DIY Gluten Free Lunch Pinwheels | Lexi's Clean Kitchen

Finding a great on-the-go lunch that is both adult and kid-friendly is a hard task, but these DIY Lunch Pinwheels are just that! One-hundred percent customizable, easy to make-ahead, and a way to bring everyone around the table to make a meal together!

DIY Lunch Pinwheels | Lexi's Clean Kitchen

Although these pinwheels are perfect for school or work lunches, I cannot wait to make this DIY Pinwheel Spread for Football entertaining! I am excited to partner with Dietz & Watson for their Choose The Table campaign because I truly love the concept of more social and less media! Though my job has me on, almost all that time, I treasure the moments where I can shut off! Gathering around the table for a meal, to make lunch, to make a snack, and just chat and have some Face-time is truly so important!

Lay out all of the ingredients and have your family members and/or friends create their own pinwheels! The perfect party pleaser for those picky eaters out there!

I love how creative you can get with these pinwheels. Make a BLT pinwheel with turkey, or a Caprese BLT with pesto, or even an ultimate roasted veggie wrap pinwheel with all of your favorite Summer fixings… the options are endless!

DIY Lunch Pinwheels | Lexi's Clean Kitchen

I was so excited to find that Dietz & Watson has an organic line of turkey breast and chicken breast, plus DELICIOUS mustards! They even have organic, minimal ingredient beef hot dogs! Perfect options to grab in the grocery store.

DIY Lunch Pinwheels | Lexi's Clean Kitchen

DIY Lunch Pinwheels

Preparation 10 minutes 2017-08-17T00:10:00+00:00 Cook Time 10 minutes 2017-08-17T00:10:00+00:00 Serves 6     adjust servings

Ingredients

Wraps

  • 1 package gluten-free tortillas
  • 4 leaves romaine lettuce or collard greens, stemmed shaved
  • Flour tortillas
  • Homemade Tortillas

Spread Ideas

  • 1/2 cup hummus
  • 1/2 cup pesto
  • 1/2 cup Dietz & Watson whole-grain mustard

Meat Ideas

  • 1 pound organic turkey breast 
  • 1 pound sliced pepperoni
  • 1 pound sliced salami
  • 1 pound shredded rotisserie chicken
  • Sliced chicken breasts

Veggie Ideas

  • Shredded lettuce
  • Tomatoes, sliced thin
  • Cucumbers, sliced thin
  • Alfalfa sprouts
  • Spinach, more as needed
  • 1 avocado, thinly sliced
  • 1 red onion, sliced thin
  • 1 eggplant, sliced into rounds and grilled
  • 1 zucchini or yellow squash, sliced into rounds and grilled

Other Add-Ins

  • Bacon, cooked
  • Cheese, sliced or shredded
  • Pickled jalapeños
  • Sliced pickled pepperocini
  • Black beans, drained and rinsed
  • Roasted red peppers, sliced
  • Sundried Tomatoes, sliced

Instructions

  1. Place lettuce leaves, collard leaves, or tortillas of choice on a flat surface.
  2. Spoon 1 to 2 tablespoons of your spread of choice onto the middle of your wrap.
  3. Add a few slices of meat and/or veggies on top of the spread in a straight line along the stem of the lettuce wrap or the long side of the tortilla.
  4. Lift the side of the tortilla closest to you and roll, using your fingers to make sure none of the filling falls out. If making a lettuce wrap, the stem should span the length of the whole roll. Before closing the roll, place a teaspoon of spread on the edge of the wrap. This will help the wrap stay together. Roll as tightly as possible for best results.
  5. Using a sharp knife, cut the wrap into 1-inch pieces.
  6. Place in the refrigerator until ready to serve!

Recipe Notes

*You can use a toothpick to help the pinwheels stay together if they start to fall apart!

Choose The Table Dinner

Dietz & Watson Choose The Table Dinner

I had the amazing pleasure of dining with Chef Michael Schlow for the #choosethetable event at Doretta Tavern in Boston! I’ve always known it to be true that food really does bring people together, so I truly love this campaign which encourages others to gather around the table with family and friends to reclaim some extra moments of quality time together! More social, less media, my friends!

He brought out the delicious meat sauce, sans pasta for me, and he made even the cheesecake especially gluten-free for me! I’m not usually a cheesecake fan and this was insane!

Boston friends: Go enter to win your very own exclusively curated, private dinner at Doretta Tavern with Chef Michael Schlow on 9/12!

Dietz & Watson Choose The Table Dinner

This post is sponsored by Dietz & Watson. All thoughts and opinions are always 100% my own! I love the integrity of their products and think you’ll love them too. Thank you for continuing to support LCK and the brands I work with!

Lexi’s Weekly Dinner Plan Week 35

Weekly Dinner Plan Week 35 | Lexi's Clean Kitchen

Can you believe it is already the last week of JULY?! This week’s meal plan is filled with simple, healthy, and flavorful meals that are perfect for these HOT Summer days! From Bruschetta Chicken to BLT Pasta Salad, you are not going to want to miss this weeks menu!

If you are new to the meal plans, you can find them all, equipped with free printable shopping lists, in our easy Meal Plan Tab on the blog! If you’ve been loving them, we’d love to hear your favorites so far!

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Monday: BLT Pasta Salad

Tuesday: Herb Chicken and Candied Pecan Salad

Wednesday: Spaghetti Squash Alfredo with Chicken and Caramelized Onions (Can substitute spiralized Summer squash for the spaghetti squash!)

Thursday: Leftovers

Friday: Tequila Lime Shrimp served with this Mexican Street Corn Salad!

Saturday: Bruschetta Chicken

Sunday: Leftovers

Grab your free printable shopping list HERE!

Make a breakfast throughout the week from the Lexi’s Clean Kitchen Cookbook!

The chia pudding (three ways!) on page 60 is such a great make ahead egg-free breakfast or midday snack! Looking for a heartier breakfast? Try the Classic Home Fries on page 42 and top them with an egg!

Lexi’s Weekly Dinner Plan Week 34

Weekly Dinner Plan Week 34 | Lexi's Clean KItchen

I am so excited for this week’s Dinner plan! From my favorite rainbow-colored Spring Rolls to the Sriracha Lime Chicken Salad (one of the most popular recipes on the blog!), this week’s Dinner Plan is seriously going to be so delicious!

If you are new to the meal plans, you can find them all, equipped with free printable shopping lists, in our easy Meal Plan Tab on the blog! If you’ve been loving them, we’d love to hear your favorites so far!

Lexi's Weekly Dinner Plan Week 34 | Lexi's Clean Kitchen

Monday: Taco Salad

Tuesday: One-Pan Eggplant Chicken Dinner (with VIDEO!)

Wednesday: Leftovers

Thursday: Poke Bowls (with VIDEO!)

Friday: Spring Rolls

Saturday: Out

Sunday: Sriracha Lime Chicken Salad

Grab your free printable shopping list HERE!

Make a swap throughout the week from the Lexi’s Clean Kitchen Cookbook!

The Baked Eggplant Parmesan on page 216 is such a delicious freezer-friendly meal perfect for meal prepping!

40 Must-Make Summer Recipes

In the Summer I join a CSA through a local farm, and am always looking for healthy and creative ways to use all of the Summer produce I pick up!

Here are 40 paleo-friendly, creative, and delicious recipes to make with all of this colorful Summer produce!

40 MUST MAKE SUMMER RECIPES | Lexi's Clean Kitchen

Appetizers

Chicken Wings in Mango Chili Sauce from Lexi’s Clean Kitchen (30 minutes or less, Paleo-friendly, egg-free, gluten-free, nut-free, dairy-free)

Classic Lobster Bisque from Lexi’s Clean Kitchen (Egg-free, Gluten-free, nut-free, no added sugar)

Spring Rolls with Mango Ginger Sauce from Lexi’s Clean Kitchen (30 minutes or less, paleo-friendly, Grain-free, dairy-free, vegan option, nut-free)

Crudite Platter with Tzatziki Sauce from Lexi’s Clean Kitchen (30 minutes or less, dairy-free option, vegan option)

Coconut Curry Ceviche from Lexi’s Clean Kitchen (Dairy-free, egg-free, nut-free, paleo-friendly, Whole30 compliant)

Mussels with Creamy Dijon Sauce from Lexi’s Clean Kitchen (30 minutes or less, egg-free, gluten-free, nut-free)

Melon Salad with Prosciutto from Lexi’s Clean Kitchen (30 minutes or less, grain-free, omit the cheese to make this paleo-friendly)

Grilled Caesar with Blackened Shrimp from Lexi’s Clean Kitchen (Dairy-free, paleo-friendly)

Watermelon Salad with Basil-Ginger Dressing from Lexi’s Clean Kitchen (30 minutes or less, gluten-free, dairy-free)

Honey Harissa Roasted Eggplant from Gourmande in the Kitchen (paleo-friendly option, gluten-free, grain-free)


Main Dishes

Grilled Salmon and Shrimp Scampi from Lexi’s Clean Kitchen (Gluten-free, grain-free, and egg-free)

Steak Cobb Salad with Cilantro Vinaigrette from Lexi’s Clean Kitchen (30 minutes or less, Grain-free, dairy-free, paleo-friendly, nut-free)

Poke Bowls from Lexi’s Clean Kitchen (Dairy-free, egg-free, nut-free, paleo-friendly)

Meal Prep Mediterranean Bowls from Lexi’s Clean Kitchen (Vegetarian, Grain-free, dairy-free)

Eggplant Lasagna Rollatini from Lexi’s Clean Kitchen (gluten-free, nut-free)

30 Minute Thai Basil Turkey Bowls from Lexi’s Clean Kitchen (30 minutes or less, grain-free, egg-free, paleo-friendly)

Grilled Mango Chicken with Strawberry Mango Salsa from Lexi’s Clean Kitchen (Dairy-free, nut-free, paleo-friendly)

Grilled Fish Bowls with Garlic Scapes and Kale from Lexi’s Clean Kitchen (Paleo, gluten-free, use extra-virgin olive oil and cauliflower rice to make this Whole30 compliant and paleo-friendly!)

Seared Salmon with Tomato Corn Salsa from Lexi’s Clean Kitchen (Grain-free, gluten-free, dairy-free, 30 minutes or less)

Grilled Chicken Bruschetta from SkinnyTaste (Gluten-free, Kid-friendly, Paleo-friendly if you omit the cheese)


Desserts

Paleo Lemon Bars from Lexi’s Clean Kitchen (Gluten-free, paleo-friendly, and grain-free)

Classic Chocolate Mousse (30 Minutes or Less, Grain-free, Dairy-free, Paleo-friendly)

Mocha Fudge Fruit Parfait from Lexi’s Clean Kitchen (30 minutes or less, grain-free, dairy-free, vegan-friendly)

Mixed Berry Hazelnut Crunch Cream Pops (Paleo, vegan, grain-free, dairy-free) | Lexi’s Clean Kitchen

4-Ingredient Chai Popsicles from Lexi’s Clean Kitchen (Dairy-free, vegan-friendly, Paleo-friendly)

Easy Kiwi Pops from Lexi’s Clean Kitchen (30 minutes or less, dairy-free, paleo-friendly)

Blueberry Crumb Bars from Lexi’s Clean Kitchen (Dairy-Free, gluten-free, paleo-friendly)

Raspberry Peach Crumble from Lexi’s Clean Kitchen (Dairy-free, gluten-free, paleo-friendly)

S’mores Bars from Minimalist Baker (Gluten-free, vegan)

Healthy Fudgsicles from Detoxinista (Dairy-Free, soy-free, paleo-friendly)


Drinks

Green Summer Smoothie from Lexi’s Clean Kitchen (Dairy-free, paleo-friendly)

Superfood Summer Smoothie from Lexi’s Clean Kitchen (Dairy-free, egg-free, nut-free, paleo-friendly)

Iced Vanilla Bean Matcha Latte from Lexi’s Clean Kitchen (Dairy-free, paleo-friendly, grain-free)

Strawberry Lemonade and Mint from Lexis’s Clean Kitchen (30 minutes or less, dairy-free, paleo-friendly)

Cantaloupe Ginger Cocktails from Lexi’s Clean Kitchen (30 minutes or less, dairy-free, paleo-friendly)

Frozen Rosé Slushies from Lexi’s Clean Kitchen (Gluten-free, dairy-free)

Four Ingredient Lightened Up Piña Colada from Lexi’s Clean Kitchen (Dairy-free, paleo-friendly)

2-Minute Watermelon Juice from Lexi’s Clean Kitchen

Basil Fig Vodka Smash from With Food and Love (no refined sugar, gluten-free)

Zingy Turmeric Ginger Lemonade with Mint from Cotter Crunch (Paleo-friendly, vegan, dairy-free)

Happy Cooking!

Lexi

Four-Ingredient Lightened Up Piña Colada

4 Ingredient Lightened Up Piña Colada (dairy-free, paleo-friendly) - Lexi's Clean Kitchen

This Four Ingredient Lightened Up Piña Colada is the perfect simple and refreshing Summer drink! Simply toss all of the ingredients into a blender, buzz, and sip!

4 Ingredient Lightened Up Pina Colada | Lexi's Clean Kitchen

I am so excited to partner with my friends at Pacific Foods to bring you today’s recipe. I love to lighten up dishes with their coconut milk instead of using canned coconut milk! It makes the dish, or cocktail, lighter, while still being super creamy!

4 Ingredient Lightened Up Piña Colada

We had so much fun testing this recipe. We could not get over how fun and customizable this drink was! Want to turn it into popsicles? Pour it into a popsicle mold, freeze overnight and devour! Want to spice it up a bit? Add some lemon or lime juice for an extra zing!

4 Ingredient Lightened Up Pina Colada {Dairy-free, no added sugar} | Lexi's Clean KitchenNo added sugar, dairy-free, and paleo-friendly! A cocktail WIN in my book!

This drink is GREAT without the rum as well for a cooling and flavorful Virgin Piña Colada! Simply ditch the rum to make these mocktails for the non-drinkers in your life!

4 Ingredient Lightened Up Pina Colada | Lexi's Clean Kitchen

Definitely, a new go-to Summer cocktail to make for weekend entertaining!

Four Ingredient Lightened Up Piña Colada

Preparation 10 minutes 2017-08-17T00:10:00+00:00 Cook Time 0:00 2017-08-17T00:00:00+00:00 Serves 2     adjust servings

Ingredients

  • 3 ounces white rum
  • 1/4 cup Pacific Foods Organic Coconut Milk**
  • 3 cups frozen pineapple
  • 2 cups ice, add more as needed
  • Optional: Pinch of sea salt

Instructions

  1. Place all ingredients in a high-speed blender.
  2. Blend on high until well combined. You should not be able to see any pinneaple pieces.
  3. Taste and adjust ice as needed. The consistency should be very thick but smooth enough to drink!

Recipe Notes

  • *Triple this recipe to serve a crowd!
  • **You can use any Pacific Foods Coconut Milk you like. This is different than full-fat canned coconut milk!
  • ***I like adding a pinch of sea salt, but you can omit this step!

This recipe is sponsored by Pacific Foods. I love the integrity of their products and think you’ll love them too. All opinions are always 100% my own! Want a free e-cookbook? Download the Non-Dairy Made Easy e-book here!

Lexi’s Weekly Dinner Plan Week 33

Meal Plan Week 33 | Lexi's Clean Kitchen

This week’s Dinner Plan is loaded with colorful, nourishing, and simple meals for these HOT days! From grilled peaches to veggie packed deconstructed Egg Roll Bowls, these recipes are must-makes this Summer!

If you missed the start of the plans, don’t worry, you can join in on your own month anytime! Find all of the meal plans, equipped with *free* printable shopping lists, in our easy Meal Plan Tab on the blog! If you’ve been loving them, we’d love to hear your favorites so far!

Meal Plan Week 33 | Lexi's Clean Kitchen

Monday: Grilled Peach, Avocado, and Crab Salad

Tuesday: Morrocan Chicken Burgers

Wednesday: Egg Roll Bowls

Thursday: Leftovers

Friday: Carne Asada

Saturday: Out

Sunday: Chicken Fajita Salad

Grab your free printable shopping list HERE!

Make a side-dish from the Lexi’s Clean Kitchen Cookbook! The Summer’s Best Grainy Mustard Potato Salad on page 228 is a staple Summer dish of mine!

Dessert idea: These Lemon Bars are the perfect Summer treat! Such a great balance of tart lemon, buttery crust, and just the right amount of sweetness.


As always, if you have meal plan feedback, please send me an email at Lexi@Lexiscleankitchen.com! I’d absolutely love to hear from you!

Happy Cooking!