I’ve recently learnt that most of the time at school, my kids eat their lunch whilst playing handball!
It explains why some of the more cumbersome foods in their lunch boxes keeps coming back.
So much for teaching them to sit down when they eat and engage in mindful eating!
So I’ve started to focus on filling their lunchbox with bite sized bits and pieces that they can eat with one hand whilst slamming a hand ball with the other : )
These mini-quiches work well and boy do my kids love them! There was a lot of begging for a quiche from other kids too. So they seem to be a popular option for kids.
They are easy to make too, especially if you get your kids involved.
- 3 sheets butter puff pastry
- 6 eggs
- 180 grams feta cheese
- 100 grams cream cheese
- 1/2 cup milk or cream
- Sea salt and pepper
- 300 grams spinach, chopped
- 1 big handful mint, finely chopped
- Red onion, thinly sliced
- Cherry tomato, halved
- Preheat oven to 175 degrees celcius
- Grease 2 x 12 hole muffin tins with butter
- Thaw butter puff pastry as per packet directions
- Pop eggs, feta, cream cheese, salt and pepper into a food processor and blend for a few seconds until mixture is smooth (ie feta isn't still in lumps)
- Pour into a measuring cup with a spout and mix through spinach and mint
- Using a glass, cut holes in pastry ( I used a cup with 9cm diameter) and place into muffin holes
- Pour the egg mixture into the pastry
- I alternated the topping with half a cherry tomato and thinly sliced red onion
- Pop into the oven for 20-30 minutes, or until quiches are golden brown
- Leave to cook in trays for 5 minutes then remove to a cooling rack
- Delicious hot or cold
If you know someone who could use some lunch box inspo, please share this recipe with them!