Packing a healthy lunch box for your children is a daily challenge for parents. It’s so hard to know how to pack healthy kids’ lunch bags. Kids are hungry at lunchtime, so they need a packed lunch that satisfies their appetite and gives them plenty of healthy food, including lots of the all important fresh fruit and vegetables. Trouble is, that it can be a bit of a challenge to keep coming up with healthy lunch box ideas. What to include? As well as providing stuff that’s healthy, parents are also trying to find food that’s a bit more interesting than the predictable cheese or ham sandwich with an apple.
A frittata is a baked omelette.
8 large eggs
150ml (5fl oz) single cream or any nut milk
50g (1¾ oz) Cheddar cheese, grated
1 tbsp chopped fresh parsley
1 cup grated courgette or carrot
salt and freshly ground black pepper
2 tbsp olive oil
Preheat the oven to 180°C (fan 160°C/350°F/Gas 4). In a large bowl, beat the eggs with the cream; add cheese, herbs and salt and pepper.
Heat the oil in a 23cm (9in) oven-safe, non-stick omelette pan over a medium heat until hot. Pour in the egg mixture and shake the pan a little to spread the ingredients evenly.
Transfer the pan to the oven and bake for 20 minutes, or until the omelette is just set in the centre.
Hold a warmed plate upside-down over the pan and turn the two over together so that the omelette inverts on to the plate. Serve hot or warm.
Cut avocado in half. Spoon it out and lay flat.
Press sunflower seeds into avocado so they will look like spikes
Use two raisin for eyes and one for hedgehog nose
Alfa Alfa Sprout & Avocado Wrap
1/8 cup alfa alfa sprouts
1 boiled egg
Half of avocado
1 tsp linseed
1 tbs hummus
Wholegrain wrap (wholewheat, rye or spelt)
Cut egg and avocado into small pieces.
Add linseed, hummus and alfa alfa sprouts and mix.
Put the mixture in the middle of the wrap and roll.