5 Healthy Back to School Lunch Box Ideas You Can Make in 10 Minutes or Less

5 Healthy Back to School Lunch Box Ideas You Can Make in 10 Minutes or Less

Now that your kids are back in school, it’s a daily challenge to pack a lunch box for them. But why not make this school year different? We’ve selected 5 healthy lunch box recipes that are not only tasty and nutritious, but also incredibly easy and fast to make! These quick lunch ideas will put a smile on your children’s face and take the stress out of preparing for you. Packing a healthy yet delicious meal doesn’t have to be a bore anymore! First remember that a nutritiously balanced lunch box for kids should contain: Protein foods such as fish, meat, beans or eggs Starchy food items such as rice, potatoes, pasta or bread Vegetables and fruits Dairy items such as yogurt or cheese Also, make sure to plan ahead. Knowing what ingredients you will need for the following week, preparing them in advance and using leftovers are some of the best ways to save time. The following school lunch box ideas will also help you organise next week’s meal plan for your kids. 1. Green Club Sandwich This recipe takes sandwiches to another level. The healthy new filling and the double decking bread will excite your kids. It is high on energy and your kids will stay full until dinnertime. Nutritional value: Kcal: 583 Carbs: 53g Protein: 18g Fat: 35g Sugars: 4g Fibre: 12g Ingredients: 3 slices toasted wholegrain bread 1 sliced avocado (100g) 3 tbsp prepared houmous 8-10 sliced cherry tomatoes 1 handful rocket leaves Method: First toast the bread and then spread houmous evenly over each slice, but only over one side. Lay half of the avocado,...
Almond Biscotti

Almond Biscotti

Few things go better with Autumn than hot drinks, like coffee or hot chocolate. Therefore, few things go better with hot drinks than biccies. Which brings us to today’s recipe – almond biscotti. Easy, deliciously crunchy and tasty, it’s the perfect addition to afternoon tea.   Ingredients: 1 cup caster sugar 2 eggs Rind of 1 lemon 2 cups plain flour, sifted ½ tsp baking powder 150g almonds Method: Preheat oven to 180 degrees and line a baking tray with paper. In a large mixing bowl, combine sugar, eggs and lemon rind and beat until pale and thick. Fold in flour, baking powder and almonds. Lightly knead dough on a floured bench until smooth. Divide mixture in half and make two long longs on prepared baking tray. Bake for 20 minutes until slightly golden. Remove from oven and set aside to cool completely. Once cool slice the logs on the diagonal about 5mm thick. Lay slices flat on the baking tray and return to a 140 degree oven for 15-20 minutes, turning once to completely dry...
Hot Cross Muffins

Hot Cross Muffins

Just for something a little different, that you can make yourself or make with the kiddies for Easter! Ingredients: 1.5 cups choc chips or raisins 2.5 cups self raising flour ½  tsp bicarb soda 2 tsp ground cinnamon ½ tsp ground nutmeg ⅔ cup vegetable oil 1 cup buttermilk 2 eggs 200g caster sugar 80g icing sugar Method: Preheat oven to 200 degrees. And line a muffin tray with paper cases. Add flour, bicarb soda and spices into a large mixing bowl. In a separate bowl place oil, buttermilk, eggs and sugar and whisk until well combined. Combine wet ingredients with flour mixture and choc chips/raisins and stir with a wooden spoon. Divide the mixture among the muffin cases and bake for 20 minutes until lightly browned. Remove from oven and allow to cool completely on a wire rack. Place 2 tbs sugar with 2 tbs water and simmer on low heat, stirring until sugar dissolves. Brush over the top of the muffins to give them a nice glaze. Sift icing sugar into a bowl and add just enough hot water to make a thick paste. Using a piping bag, draw a cross on each muffin and allow to set. Cut open and serve with butter or eat whole! Devour with Easter eggs and tea. Happy Easter!...
Everyone loves Baklava!

Everyone loves Baklava!

Baklava is quite possibly one of the most delicious foods ever. Well, I suppose we think that about a lot of food, because simply put: we love cooking. And eating. But the sweet nutty flavor with the flaky pastry is just… perfection. Ahem. Anyway, I’m sure you share our love for Baklava, so I’m going to help you out with sharing our recipe with you! We’ve made it time and time again, and it’s always a crowd pleaser. Ingredients: 375g (1 packet) filo pastry 180g butter, melted & cooled 2 tsp water 150g walnuts 150g unsalted pistachios 1/4 cup caster sugar 1 tsp ground cinnamon 375g honey 3/4 cup sugar 1 cup water 1 lemon, rind and juice Method: Preheat oven to 180 degrees. Spread the walnuts on a baking tray and lightly toast in oven for 5-8 minutes. Combine toasted walnuts, pistachios, caster sugar and cinnamon in a food processor and process until finely chopped. Use a shallow cake tin and brush with melted butter. Take 1/3 of the filo, brush top sheet with butter, fold into thirds and place in the base of the tin. Brush surface with butter. Spread half of the nut filling over the filo, add another 1/3 of filo (same as before) and repeat process. Use a sharp knife and cut a diamond pattern into the top layer of filo and sprinkle with water. Bake for 30 minutes. Cover with foil and cook for 45 minutes longer. In a small pot, heat up sugar, lemon rind (finely grated) and honey. Reduce slightly. Pour over baklava while still hot and set aside to cool completely....
Chicken Mince Stir Fry

Chicken Mince Stir Fry

I really like this recipe because it’s so simple, and yet so flavorful and delicious! It works for those cooler Summer nights when you want more than a salad Ingredients: 300g chicken mince 2 large red chillies 2 cloves garlic 1 small knob ginger 2 coriander roots 1⁄2 bunch Thai basil 4 snake beans, sliced 2 eggs 1 pinch white pepper 2 tbs oyster sauce 2 tbs kecap manis 2 tbs water Method: Pound ginger, garlic and coriander root until it forms a fine paste. Heat wok with vegetable oil, until just smoking. Add paste and fry until golden and fragrant. Add chicken mince and fry until it begins to brown. Add chilli and snake beans and stir fry for another one minute. Season with oyster sauce , kecap manis & pepper. Before serving add Thai basil and water. Serve with rice and fried egg on top....