Is your child’s school real strict with regards to their healthy foods policy? Or your little one getting bored with the same thing week in, week out? Well, here’s 5 easy ideas to make this week a whole lot simpler.
- Ploughman Lunch Box – Cut a chunk of cheddar and an apple into wedges (the trick to stop them going brown is to squeeze some lemon juice over them :)). Place 2 Baby Gem leaves in a container, then spoon 1 tbsp mayo (or 2 tbsp chutney) into one leaf and use the other leaf to hold a salad made of 1 small grated carrot, 3 cherry tomatoes and 1 tbsp cress. Serve with a selection of crackers, if you like.
- Chicken guacamole wrap – Take 1 tortilla wrap and spread 2 tbsp shop-bought guacamole down the middle. Lay ½ shredded chicken breast and ½ sliced red pepper on top. Sprinkle with 30g grated cheddar and roll up tightly. Wrap in baking paper and tie with string, or roll tightly in cling film.
- Very easy pasta salad – Cook 85g pasta shapes, adding 3 tbsp each frozen peas and frozen sweetcorn for the final min. Drain; rinse in cold water. Mix 1 tbsp each natural yogurt and shop-bought balsamic dressing, with 1 tsp mayo. Pour the mixture onto the pasta, then stir in 1 tbsp chopped basil and 3 halved cherry tomatoes. You could also add in 2 tbsp of shredded chicken breast if you like.
- Cheesy Quesadillas – They’re kid favorites for a reason — and contrary to our adult beliefs, they don’t need to be piping hot to be delicious. Find out how to make the perfect quesadilla here. (thekitchn.com)
- Breakfast for lunch box – Hard boil and egg, cook some mini sausages, and whip up a couple of these 2-ingredient banana pancakes – best lunch ever!
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