Wonderfully Tasty Lunchbox Ideas For Your Kids
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Let’s be honest, making your kid’s lunch day after day can become pretty uninspiring, and we can all too often place convenience before healthy choices. But convenience and health don’t have to be at war!
Inspiration is not far for those of you that have run out of healthy lunchbox ideas. We’ve selected a few recipes that are really easy to make, and are not only irresistibly delicious, but are also pretty healthy too. There’s no need to worry about lunchbox leftovers with these tasty meals!
Corn and Zucchini Fritters
Image and Recipe sourced from: www.taste.com.au
- 1 ½ cup of self-raising flour
- 1 cup of milk
- 2 eggs
- 2 large corn cobs with kernels removed
- 1 large zucchini, grated
- Olive oil to fry
Add your flour into a medium-sized bowl, with a pinch of salt and pepper. Whisk the milk and eggs together in a separate bowl and stir this mixture thoroughly into the flour. Now mix in your corn and zucchini. Add a teaspoon of olive oil into a heated frying pan and pour in a spoonful of the batter. Leave this to fry for a few minutes on either side.
Egg And Cheese Muffins
Image and Recipe sourced from: www.thebantingchef.co.za
- 250g bacon
- 200g mushrooms
- 1 onion
- 6 eggs
- 100g cheddar, grated
- Butter (for frying)
Preheat your oven to around 180°C. Dice (chop finely) your mushrooms, onion and bacon. Now fry up these ingredients with a spoonful of butter. Mix the cheddar and eggs together in a medium-sized bowl. Grease a muffin tin and add fried ingredients into this. Now fill up the muffin wells with your egg mixture. Leave this to bake in the oven for around 20 minutes.
Egg And Cheese Wrap
Image and recipe sourced from www.52kitchenadventures.com
- 2 eggs
- 1 ready-made wrap
- A pinch of salt and pepper
- A handful of grated cheese
- Spinach or Lettuce
- Onion, chopped
To begin, whisk the eggs with a pinch of salt and pepper. Turn frying pan onto medium heat and pour in a teaspoon of oil or butter. Pour eggs into this and cook as an omelette. This should take a few minutes to cook. Get out a separate pan and fry your bacon and onion in this. When your omelette is ready, sprinkle your cheese over it immediately so that the heat melts the cheese, then fold it in half. Now heat up your wrap (for a few seconds in the microwave). Cover the wrap with omelette, fried bacon, onion and spinach (or lettuce) and fold the sides of the wrap in to meet the centre.
Sweet Potato Burgers
Image and recipe sourced from chocolatecoveredkatie.com
- 1 medium sweet potato
- 1 ½ cups drained and rinsed canned cannellini beans
- 2-3 tbsp. oats
- 1 tbsp. tahini or nut butter, softened
- 1 tsp. pure maple syrup
- ¼ tsp. garlic powder
- Salt and pepper to taste
- 1-3 tsp. of vegetable oil
- Toppings of choice
*Makes 5 burgers
Preheat your oven to 180°C. Fill a pot with water (up to halfway) and add your potato to this, place on stove at maximum heat and leave to boil for around 15 minutes. Once your potato is cooked, peel away its skin and put this in a large bowl. Pour your beans, oats, tahini, maple syrup and salt and pepper into this. Mash this all together with a fork and leave covered bowl in the fridge, until the mixture firms up – this should take around 20 minutes. If the mixture is too moist to handle, you can add in some more oats so that your mixture sticks together, allowing you to roll mixture around in your hand and compress into round patties. Add patties to oiled and heated frying pan. Cook these for a few minutes on either side until golden brown. Place cooked patties on paper towel and leave to cool.
Finding a lunch that helps maintain your kid’s concentration and energy throughout the day can be challenging, but these protein-packed lunchbox ideas will help your precious darlings soak up loads of new knowledge.
When you’re always on the go, it can be difficult to think of healthy lunchbox ideas, but these recipes will ensure that you get to spend more time with your kids and less time thinking about their lunch.