05 Feb Kids Lunchbox Recipes
Why not fill your child’s lunchbox with their picnic favourites? they are nutritious too!
Chicken Sandwich Shapes
Use cookie cutters to make petite sandwiches in the shapes of hearts.
1/3 cup cream cheese
4 slices wholemeal bread
50g shaved chicken
1 small carrot, grated
¼ cup alfalfa sprouts
Spread cream cheese on one side of bread. Arrange chicken, carrot and alfalfa sprouts on two of the slices. Top with remaining bread. Use biscuit cutters to cut sandwiches into shapes.
Little Raspberry Muffins
A great bite-sized treat to eat on the go.
100g smooth ricotta (from a tub)
50g butter, melted and cooled
¼ cup caster sugar
1 tsp vanilla essence
½ cup wholemeal self-raising flour
¼ cup self-raising flour
½ cup raspberries
Preheat oven to 180°C/160°C fan forced. Place paper cases into 12 holes of patty-cake tin (50ml capacity).
Whisk ricotta, butter, egg, sugar and vanilla until smooth. Fold in flour, then raspberries.
Spoon into paper cases and bake for 20 minutes, until lightly golden. They should spring back when touched in the centre. Place on wire rack to cool.
Tip: Cooled muffins can be frozen for up to two weeks. Wrap individually in foil and place in an airtight container or bag.
Words by Tracy Rutherford