The TikTok Tortilla Hack Trend

The TikTok Tortilla Hack Trend

Whether you’ve heard about the TikTok tortilla hack trend or not, I’m here to talk about what it is and to give a few filling ideas if you want to try it yourself.

At Lauren’s Catering, we know how important a good lunch is. Sometimes plain sandwiches can get a bit boring. That’s why we offer a variety of different lunch options to keep your lunch exciting. Although our snack vans are still operating as normal, a lot of you are now working from home. One way that people working from home have been keeping their lunches exciting is with the TikTok tortilla hack.

You may or may not have seen the tortilla hack trend on TikTok. Even if you’re not a user of TikTok, the various viral videos have been hard to miss across other social media channels. With TikTok allowing users to post short and quick videos, it’s not surprising that it has been popular for sharing quick ‘hacks’. Many of us have been introduced to various hacks through the platform but one that has really caught on is the tortilla hack – it really is a game-changer!

What is the tortilla hack?

We all know the common way of using a tortilla wrap. You put your filling in the middle and you roll it up, sometimes folding the top and bottom to stop the filling from falling out. However, users of TikTok have been sharing a hack that allows you to enjoy your wrap in a different way. The result of the tortilla hack is a quesadilla-shaped sandwich with 3 or 4 layers of filling. The folding technique used makes it easier to eat and keeps ‘spillage’ to a minimum.

How do you make a wrap using the tortilla hack?

Using the tortilla hack to make your own wrap is super easy. It simply involves making a strategically placed cut across half of the tortilla wrap. This allows you to fold it over itself several times, creating separate layers of filling.

Put simply, all you need to do once you have made your cut is to put a different filling in each corner. Once you’ve done that you fold it up and round. Most people then grill it using a sandwich press until brown and crispy.  If you don’t have one of these, you can easily get it toasty in a frying pan until it is nice and brown.

Here’s a quick step-by-step visual guide to show you:

Lauren's blog tortilla hack steps

What can you make with the tortilla hack?

This technique is extremely versatile. You can mix and match any fillings that you want and can create indulgent wraps, vegan wraps, health wraps or even dessert wraps. Whatever food you fancy, there is a way to utilise this TikTok hack!

 

Here are some recipe suggestions…

Classic Ham & Cheese Wrap

  • Ham Slices
  • Grated Cheese
  • Fresh Rocket
  • Sliced Tomatoes

Pizza Wrap

  • Grated Cheese
  • Marinara Sauce
  • Sliced Mushrooms
  • Pepperoni

Cheeseburger Wrap

  • Sliced Pickled Gherkins
  • Sliced Burger (Cooked)
  • Grated Cheese
  • Extra Toppings (Tomato, Lettuce etc.)

Breakfast Wrap

  • Mayo or Ketchup
  • Scrambled Eggs
  • Crispy Bacon
  • Fresh Salad

Dessert Wrap

  • Nutella
  • Peanut Butter
  • Sliced Strawberries
  • Sliced Bananas
Eating Lunch at your Desk can Harm your Health!

Eating Lunch at your Desk can Harm your Health!

I read recently about BUPA research which highlighted the number of workers in the UK who do not take a proper lunch break. By eating at their desks, the research suggests, they are risking health and happiness and reducing their productivity.

The research considered the lunchtime habits of 2,000 workers and found that nearly two thirds could not always take the statutory 20 minute break when working six hours or more. 28% claimed they didn’t normally take a break at all.

45% of workers said they did not leave their place of employment at lunchtime and one third admitted eating at their desks. Of those, some 40% said they answered phone calls and emails whilst eating.

There are many possible health risks including:

• Overeating. A working lunch may mean you don’t feel as full, resulting in snacking in the afternoon.
• Lack of mobility. Not moving from your desk can lead to increased risk of diabetes and heart disease.
• Increased tension. Sitting at a desk all day can lead to tension in the muscles and joint pain.
• Increased stress. Not having a proper break and still working while eating can lead to increased stress.
• Direct health risks. Bacteria can thrive on desks, phones and keyboards, especially with food particles around. Research has found that the average desk contains 400 times more germs than a toilet seat.

Not having a proper break reduces the body’s ability to recharge and energy levels drop, resulting in reduced productivity in the afternoon. Satisfaction and happiness levels also drop, leading to increased risk of ‘burn out’.

The answer for businesses is simple: schedule regular breaks for your employees whilst ensuring that phones are adequately manned. Lunch breaks away from the desk and even the workplace itself can help reduce stress and unhappiness amongst employees, cut health risks and increase productivity.

What’s not to like?