Everlasting Health,  Lunch,  Snacks

Lunchbox Fillers….part 2

With the kids back to school this week after a long weekend, you’ve just thrown together the ‘same old’ lunchbox foods….maybe some fruit, sandwich, muesli bar or packet of crackers. Why not get them onto a healthier start….along with you!!

Get the kids involved….learning to cook & prepare food sets them up for life, & they will enjoy their food more when they’re involved.

Here’s some simple recipes to get you started….quick & easy!!

Rice Paper Rolls -Why not make some for all to enjoy….so light, refreshing & tasty with a variety of fillings found HERE!!

Photo by Charles “Duck” Unitas on Unsplash

 

Good Green Dip

Ingredients:

  • 100g spinach (fresh or thawed from frozen – squeeze out excess water)
  • 1 Avocado, flesh only
  • 1/2C Greek yoghurt, plain
  • 3 spring onions

Method:

  1. Put all ingredients into a food processor & process until combined. You can add a squeeze of lemon juice if you like to taste.
  2. Serve with carrot/celery/capsicum/cucumber sticks ….or use in wraps with added grated carrot, shredded lettuce, chopped boiled egg or tuna.

 

Vegan Bean Patties – Check out these to add to lunch boxes with some fresh salad….& the above ‘Good Green Dip’ would be a nice addition to it!!

Protein & Nutrient Packed Vegan Patties Here!

 

Oat Choc Cookies – Gluten Free & packed with protein, magnesium, zinc, iron & good fats….with a little sweetness.

Pic by Jessica Castro, Unsplash

Ingredients:

  • 1 1/2 Tbs Chia seeds
  • 1/3C water
  • 1C plain GF/Quinoa flour
  • 1C Rolled Oats
  • 1/2C desiccated coconut
  • 1/3C raw/coconut sugar
  • 1/4C Peptitas(pumpkin)/Sunflower seeds
  • 100g butter, melted & cooled
  • 25g dark choc/cacao chips
  • 1/4C sultanas/goji berries etc

Method:

  1. Preheat oven to 180 C. Line x2 baking trays with baking paper. Whisk up chia seeds & water in a small bowl. Set aside, stirring occasionally as it thickens.
  2. Combine flour, oats, coconut, sugar, pepitas in a large bowl. Make a well in the centre & pour in the butter & chia mix, use your fingers to combine. Stir in choc chips & fruit choice.
  3. Roll @2tsp portions of oat mixture into balls. Place on lined trays & flatten slightly. Bake for 10mins or until cookies are lightly golden. Transfer to wire rack to cool.

 

Still stuck for ideas for lunchboxes……you will find MORE HERE!!

 

 

 

 

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