If the same old sandwiches keep getting returned uneaten in your child’s school lunchbox it could be time to switch things up. We know our kids can be resistant to trying new things, but we think these recipes below not only fit the bill of being nutritious and healthy but they’re also super-kid friendly and yummy too!
Butternut mac & cheese
Soft, cheesy and comforting – tried and tested kid favourite and is a great lunch option if your child has a thermos to keep things warm and tasty. You can give this a nutritional boost of Vitamins A and C and fibre with the simple addition of butternut squash.
3 cups of Dairy Farmers A2 Goodness + prebiotic milk
1/2 a butternut squash, peeled and cubed (buy this pre-done if you want to make life a bit easier!)
1.5 cups of shredded cheddar cheese
3/4 cup of shredded mozzarella cheese
250g of macaroni pasta (or your child’s favourite shape)
Salt & pepper to taste
Drizzle a little oil over the butternut and bake in the oven until soft
While the butternut is baking, boil the pasta
Blend together the butternut, cheeses, milk and season with salt and pepper.
Stir the sauce into the pasta
These little winners are perfect lunch box fare. Simple to make and you can make a whole batch to freeze ahead for busy mornings!
1 cup self-raising flour
1 ripe banana, mashed
½ tsp baking powder
1 tbsp melted butter
Pinch of salt
1/3 cup of sugar
¾ cup Dairy Farmers A2 Goodness + prebiotic milk
1 egg beaten
Oil or butter for frying
Sift the flour baking powder and salt together into a bowl
Add the sugar, egg, butter and milk and whisk until smooth
Add the mashed banana and mix well
Heat oil or butter in a frying pan and make small circles of batter mix
Cook the pikelets until they’re bubbling on top then turn and cook the other side.
This recipe uses ham, cheese and capsicum but you can include whatever you want according to your child’s tastes. Try to sneak in as much veg as you can to up the vitamin and mineral quota to the goodness of the dairy ingredients! The quantities listed here will enable you to make a batch and freeze ready to pull out when you need them.
3/4 cup of Dairy Farmers A2 Goodness + prebiotic milk
Whisk together the eggs with milk, salt and pepper.
Add in your ham, cheese or other ingredients of choice.
Divide mixture into greased muffin tin or lined with silicon liners.
Cook in 190c oven for around 20-25 minutes.
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