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My Go-To Child Friendly Recipes (for Snack and Lunch Boxes)

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I have a few recipes that we use a lot for snacks and lunch boxes. Why not share them! These recipes are really easy to make, use basic ingredients that we usually have in the refrigerator or cupboard. They are also child friendly, the kids can help to make them or older children can make them independently! We use these for after school snacks, they are great in lunch boxes or add some salad and serve for dinner. I have mentioned these recipes before and the Quiche is the same Caspar (8yrs) recently made

 

Quiche (adapted from Taste

4 Eggs

1 ½ cup grated Cheese (cheddar or tasty)

1 ½ cup Self Raising Flour

1 ½ cup of Milk

1 small, finely chopped, Onion

Roughly 125g chopped Bacon

Roughly 125g chopped Tomato

Handful chopped Parsley

Preheat oven to 180°C. In a bowl combine cheese, onion, bacon, tomato and parsley, toss through the flour, ensure the flour is evenly mixed through and then place in a baking tray/quiche dish. Whisk eggs and milk together and pour over the bacon mixture. Cook for around 40 minutes or until quiche has risen and is golden. 

 

Green Mac and Cheese (from Weelicious)

500g Macaroni or other Pasta

3 cups Milk

1 cup Baby Spinach

3 tablespoons Butter

3 tablespoons Plain Flour

4 cups Cheddar Cheese

1-2 cups of Green Vegetables (whatever I have - grated Zucchini, small chopped Broccoli florets, Peas)

Preheat oven to 180°C. Cook pasta. Set aside half a cup of the pasta water when straining. Use a blender (I use a small food processor) to combine spinach and milk until smooth. Set aside. Melt the butter in large pan, slowly add flour whisking to make a roux. Continue whisking and add the spinach and milk mixture. Simmer while whisking for 3-4 minutes. Add cheese and reserved pasta water to the pan and stir until the cheese is melted. Add cooked pasta and green vegetables to pan and stir. Pour into small baking dish and bake for around 20 minutes or until the pasta is set and the cheese is golden. Optional to top with additional cheese.  

 

Carrot and Zucchini Slice

4 Eggs 

1½ cup Self Raising Flour

1½ cup grated Cheese (cheddar)

1 small Onion, chopped finely (I put mine in our little food processor)

3 grated Zucchinis

3 grated Carrots

¼ cup Olive Oil

Preheat oven to 180°C. Beat eggs and combine all ingredients (put in flour last). Mix well to ensure there are no lumps. If I have parsley I will often add a handful of chopped parsley to the mix. Pour into baking dish and bake for 30 minutes or until golden. 

 

I have also been baking Zucchini, Cheese and Pasta Slice from Donna Hay. It can be a little bland so I switch around the cheese (today we used goat's cheese). I also love to throw together a quick vegetable frittata which again uses lots of eggs and any vegetables we have. I don't know how any of these freeze but I really should give it a try.  

Please feel free to leave a link to any recipes you think we might like! 

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