Tuesday, February 07, 2012

Back to School lunches – are you stuck for ideas? Let us help you!

So the kids are back to school and you are already stuck on what to make for their lunches! A stressful reality for all the busy mums out there!
Of course it’s important to have a lunch box full of healthy options, but also make sure you add a few tasty treats to keep your kids interested and to insure they bring home an empty lunchbox!

Fresh fruit and vegies should always be part of a lunchbox and the best way to get your kids to gobble it down is if you make it fun to eat! Cut up seasonal fruit into little pieces or by using mini cookie cutters, press them into different shapes like stars or hearts and simply pop the fruit onto mini skewers (make sure you cut the points off the ends).

You can make their veggie eating fun too! Cut carrots out into thin strips length ways and then use alphabet or number cookie cutters to press out the shapes or serve celery soldiers with cream cheese spread.

For a tasty treat, make a mini version of our Ricotta Scrolls (make two logs out of the mixture to create smaller rounds) or our Ricotta Pancakes (pour batter into little rounds rather than a normal pancake size or make a super size pancake and cut out into your preferred shape).

Or why not try our mini gluten free quiches, which are always a hit with the kids!


6 eggs
1 cup milk
1 cup cream
salt/pepper to taste


Choose your favourite fillings below:
Smoked salmon
Mixed herbs

1. Preheat oven to 220˚c and spray mini muffin tins with oil.

2. Place all mixture ingredients into a bowl and whisk together until all combined.

3. Pour mixture into prepared tins, 3/4 of the way and then add a teaspoon of your preferred fillings.

4. Bake in the oven for approx. 20 minutes.

Makes 48 mini quiches. Suitable to freeze.

Note: Pour mixture into a large pouring jug, as this will make it easier to pour into the prepared tins without making too much mess! 

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