I couldn’t help but share a couple little, rather humble little recipes that i use when time is short – and in all honesty, I can’t be bothered with fancy. My little one has peanut butter and date spread (see recipe in ” Magic ingredients” post) sandwiches nearly every day in his lunchbox, with fruit and yogurt – but i always feel there’s something missing. Usually, the gap is filled with sugar-free baking – but there are always, always days where either Noah aint doing muffins, or i aint doing baking!
Insert 5 minute savories – Hurrah!
My 5 Minute Lunchbox savories
(to make 4 little savories)
4 slices of Wholemeal bread, crusts removed (or not – up to you)
butter or Vegemite
Your choice of – 1/4 c low sugar baked beans, 1/4 c spaghetti or 1/4 c canned mushrooms.
– small handful of chopped ham/cooked chicken/Tuna
grated cheese and seasonings to taste.
Right – these couldn’t be more fool-proof. Grease 4 muffin tins. I usually make 4 to make 2 days of lunches, but you can make as many as you like ( these would make a super easy lunch for a bunch of little ones!) .
Spread your bread with either butter or Vegemite if you want some more flavor and use the bread to line the muffin tins as you would with baking paper.
whisk together your filling ingredients – you really can add as you like here using the egg as a binder. My choice is 2 eggs, 1/4 c spaghetti, about 1/4 c grated cheese and a small handful of chopped ham.
Spoon filling into the bread cases and pop in the oven. Bake for about 15 minutes until set and a little golden – and your done! I let cool a little and wrap 2 in clingfilm, and keep the other in the fridge for either lunch the next day or an afternoon snack for the man of the house.
toddler savories in no time at all, with not a rolling pin or shred of pastry in sight ? Got to have ’em.
# Get creative, use whatever you fancy or have on hand – eggs, 1 t dried chives and cottage cheese ; egg, 2 t peanut butter and sliced chicken ; eggs, creamed corn and tuna ….
# I chose to use Lite spaghetti and baked beans varieties as they have less sugar and salt than the usual brands – but it’s no biggy, I’m certain canned baked beans and spaghetti is and should be in every busy mothers pantry !
Today I’m making up a batch of hummus that couldn’t be easier and is a super tasty little dip/spread for little ones. Will keep you posted and share that recipe asap. Enjoy !