Lunch Box ideas

Lunch Box Ideas

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It can be difficult to find dishes to include in your child’s lunch box that both accommodate their individual tastes and also provide excellent nutrition. Still, many parents prefer taking a bit of extra time to ensure that their kids are eating healthy foods and exploring new tastes. It’s one facet of great parenting and with these two offerings, you can build your stock of ideas for great, healthy lunch box recipes—plus, you just might pack your own lunch and save a bit of cash on your lunch hour.

Tasty Chicken and Veggie Box

Ingredients:

  • ¼ cup tomato sauce
  • ¼ cup soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • 12 chicken pieces (miniature drumsticks or as desired – check the range from your favourite butcher online)
  • Raw vegetables cut to size—sugar snap peas, carrots, celery etc.

Preparation:

  1. Preheat oven to 200 degrees Centigrade, lining a baking sheet with foil for easy cleanup.
  2. Mix tomato and soy sauce together with the honey.
  3. Toss chicken pieces in the sauce, thoroughly coating them.
  4. Arrange them in a single layer on your baking sheet and bake for 30 minutes, turning twice, until golden brown and cooked through. Set aside to cool.
  5. You may include the veggies as crudite or steam them and include them with rice, as desired.

Easy Vegetable and Macaroni Frittata

Ingredients:

  • ¾ cup macaroni
  • Olive oil to grease pan
  • 1 small red pepper, seeded and chopped finely
  • 1 medium carrot, peeled and chopped
  • 2 125 g cans of sweet corn drained and rinsed
  • 1 cup grated cheddar cheese
  • ½ cup milk
  • 7 eggs, beaten

Preparation:

  1. Cook and drain macaroni, rinsing with cold water.
  2. Preheat oven to 180 degrees Centigrade Brush a deep or Texas style muffin tin (half dozen servings) with olive oil.
  3. Combine pasta, vegetables and cheese, spooning evenly into the six prepared cups of the muffin pan.
  4. Whisk together milk and eggs in a jug and pour over muffin cups. Bake 20-23 minutes until set. Remove and allow to cool in the pan for 5 minutes.
  5. Turn frittatas gently out and finish cooling on a wire rack.

These two recipes make excellent centrepieces for a balanced lunch box. You can add to these easy lunch box recipes, including salads, cookies, and other dishes to enhance the variety for your child. You just might find yourself staring a new habit for yourself—packing a healthy and delicious lunch box for yourself. Taking a lunch to school or work can be a fantastic way to ensure that all the nutritional goals you’ve set for your family are being met.


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