Chicken Bacon Ranch Pinwheels are an easy wrap that everyone will love with chicken, bacon, cheese and ranch seasoning.
This post is sponsored by Craigs Creamery. All opinions are my own.
Anyone who knows me knows that this is the busiest season for my family. We practically live at the baseball fields with some combination of our boys playing each night.
One of the biggest hurdles we have had to jump is meal time. On any given day, all three meals could be eaten at the baseball field. Buying your meals at the snack stand can take a toll on your wallet and can get a bit boring eating the same thing over and over again.
This season, I have been trying to pack more snacks and meals for us to keep the costs down and to try to make healthier and environmentally conscious choices!
The easiest meal to pack is lunch! Lunch is usually something cold that doesn’t require a lot of cooking or time. Aside from our favorite sandwiches, our favorite lunches are pinwheels! The best part? They can be prepped ahead of time. The perfect grab and go lunch!
Green Picnic Tips
Another thing that we try to keep in mind at the fields (whether our own or another host field) is to leave no trace! Many baseball organizations are run by volunteers who have more important things to do then pick up after everyone at the end of the day. We make sure to pick up all of our trash as well as cutting down on the disposable utensils and bottles that we consume. Here are my top five tips for a green picnic:
Use a cooler. I also try to skip the plastic and paper bags when packing our lunch! When you are going to be at the fields for a long day, you are going to need a cooler to keep all of your food cold. If you do bring a plastic bag, use it to collect trash before you throw it away.
Pick environmentally friendly products. For the ultimate green picnic, incorporate environmentally friendly ingredients/products. I brought Craigs Creamery cheese because it’s not only delicious, but the brand is all about conserving natural resources and investing in sustainable energy sources. They even have a bio-digester that powers the creamery with renewable energy, which is fueled by animal waste and expired food from the local community that otherwise would go to landfill.
Use glass or steel containers. The same goes for plastic sandwich bags. I try to avoid them at all cost. All it takes is a small gust of wind and that bag is gone! Instead, I pack our lunches in snacks in bento boxes! Not only do they keep everything organized but they keep your food cold!
Skip the plastic utensils and cups! One of my favorite things that I have added to my baseball mom bag this year is a picnic utensil set. It has reusable forks, knives, and spoons along with small plates. Everyone also has a refillable water bottle that we pack instead of going through multiple bottles of water. We fill a large drink cooler with water and ice so that we can refill throughout the day.
Take it with you and leave no trace! Before you pack up for the day, scan around you and make sure you aren’t leaving any trash. I keep a box of small trash bags in my baseball mom bag and we ask all of the boys to pick up 3 pieces of trash before we go. You know the saying “Many hands make light work!” After a long day of hosting a baseball tournament, the last thing that volunteers want to do is pick up trash that everyone left.
Now that you have my green picnic tips, it’s time to get back to the Chicken Bacon Ranch Pinwheels!
Chicken Bacon Ranch Pinwheels
What is not to love about these Chicken Bacon Ranch Pinwheels — they have chicken, bacon, Craigs Creamery Cheddar cheese, cream cheese and ranch seasoning mixed together and rolled into tortillas!
It’s all about the cheese!
My family loves cheese! I mean LOVES cheese. When it comes to the cheese we use in our cooking and meals, it must be the best. We have been hooked on Craigs Creamery cheese since we were first introduced to them earlier this year. Craigs Creamery cheese is New York State Grown & Certified, which verifies that the products are produced locally and responsibly. Family-friendly approved!
Craigs Creamery was founded by eight family-run dairy farms all of which are dedicated to delivering the best, freshest New York dairy to families’ tables across the Northeast. This brand combines the resources of a leading dairy company with cutting-edge technology and the traditional goodness of family farming offering delicious products crafted with high-quality milk, all-natural ingredients and no added hormones.
Craigs Creamery cheese products are currently available at select Giant Landover, Stop & Shop, ShopRite, Wegmans and Tops stores in New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut, Washington D.C., Virginia and Maryland.
Do they have to be pinwheels?
No — but I don’t know why you wouldn’t! You could use the filling to make a sandwich, stuff a pita, or make a larger wrap!
But I don’t have a lot of time to make these Chicken Bacon Ranch Pinwheels?
Don’t worry! I got you covered. If you are pressed for time, use bacon crumbles or pre-cooked bacon. You can also use a rotisserie chicken if you want to save time and enjoy the leftover chicken as a separate meal. Rotisserie chicken is always my go-to when making pinwheels!
Can you make Chicken Bacon Ranch Pinwheels ahead of time?
YES! That’s why I love these pinwheels so much! Just keep the rolled tortillas covered in the fridge until you are ready to eat or pack them. Slice and serve!
- 2 12-inch flour tortillas
- 8 ounces cream cheese, softened
- 1 packet Ranch Dip Mix
- 1 cup shredded rotisserie chicken
- 1/3 cup cooked bacon pieces
- 1 cup Craigs Creamery shredded Cheddar Cheese
- In a bowl, mix together cream cheese, cheddar cheese, bacon, shredded chicken and Ranch dip mix until smooth. Spread evenly onto the tortillas.
- Roll tortillas up tightly and cover.
- Refrigerate for 30 minutes or until ready to serve. Slice into 1-inch thick pieces and serve.