Healthy lunchtime recipes
Are you a busy parent in search of quick and easy recipes for your toddler that screams nutritious and delicious? Look no further!
We're here to help make mealtime a breeze with our range of innovative products designed to store and transport food for kids. From stainless steel water bottles and Bento Boxes to Insulated Lunch Bags and Mealtime Sets, we have all you need to make mealtime a fun time.
Stuck for ideas? Here are 5 of our favourite tasty recipes that are simple and delicious!
Recipe #1: Veggie Pinwheels
These Veggie Pinwheels are a colourful and tasty option for your toddler's lunch or snack time. Spread a layer of cream cheese or hummus on a soft whole grain wrap and top it with thinly sliced vegetables such as carrots, cucumbers, and capsicums. Roll the wrap tightly and slice it into bite-sized pinwheels. To keep them fresh and easy to transport, use our Bento Boxes. The compartments in the Bento Boxes allow you to neatly store the pinwheels and keep them separate from other items in the lunchbox.
Ingredients:Soft whole grain wraps Cream cheese or hummus Assorted thinly sliced vegetables (carrots, cucumbers, bell peppers, etc.) Penny Scallan Bento Boxes for storage and transportation
Method:Spread a thin layer of cream cheese or hummus onto a wrap. Arrange thinly sliced vegetables evenly over the tortilla. Roll the wrap tightly and slice into bite-sized pinwheels. Store the pinwheels in Penny Scallan's Bento Boxes for easy transportation.
Recipe #2: Fruit Salad ParfaitThis Fruit Salad Parfait is a refreshing and nutritious treat for your little one. Layer the fruits, yogurt, and granola or cereal in Penny Scallan's Food Jars. Insulated food jars for kids are designed with leak-proof lids to ensure that the parfait stays fresh and prevents any spills or messes in your bag.
Ingredients:Assorted fresh fruits (berries, melons, bananas, etc.) Yogurt Granola or oats Penny Scallan Food Jars for serving
Method:Chop the fresh fruits into bite-sized pieces. Place the fruits, yogurt, and granola or cereal in sequential layers in the Penny Scallan Food Jar. Serve chilled and let your toddler enjoy a nutritious and refreshing fruit salad parfait.
Recipe #3: Mini Pancakes
These Mini Pancake Muffins are a delightful twist on traditional pancakes and make a healthy and convenient breakfast or snack option for your little ones. Whip up a batch of homemade pancake batter using your favourite recipe or a whole grain mix. Add in some nutritious mix-ins like fresh blueberries, mini chocolate chips, or diced apples to enhance the flavour and nutritional value. Grease a mini muffin tin and pour the batter into the cups. Bake until the muffins turn golden brown and let them cool. For optimal freshness and easy transport, store these tasty pancake muffins in Penny Scallan's Bento Boxes or Food Jars, ensuring they stay squish-free and delicious until snack time or lunchtime.
Ingredients:1 medium ripe banana (lots of brown spots for sweetness and softness) 2 eggs (for protein) Coconut flour (or substitute with oat flour, almond flour, whole wheat flour, or all-purpose flour) Milk (any type, such as dairy-free or regular milk)
Method:In a mixing bowl, mash the ripe banana until smooth. Add the eggs to the mashed banana and whisk until well combined. Gradually add the coconut flour (or preferred flour) while stirring until you reach a thick pancake batter consistency. Adjust the amount of flour as needed. Pour in the desired amount of milk, stirring until the batter becomes smooth and pourable. Preheat a non-stick pan or griddle over medium heat. Spoon the pancake batter onto the pan, forming small pancake circles. Cook until bubbles start to form on the surface, then flip and cook the other side until golden brown. Once cooked, transfer the mini pancakes to a wire rack to cool completely. Store the pancake muffins in a Penny Scallan Bento Box or Food Jar to keep them fresh and ready to enjoy during lunchtime or as a snack.
Feel free to experiment with different mix-ins and toppings to add variety and cater to your child's taste preferences. With Penny Scallan's storage solutions, you can easily pack these mini pancake muffins for on-the-go adventures or school lunches. Enjoy the convenience and deliciousness of this healthy pancake recipe made with love!
Recipe #4: Veggie Savoury Muffins
These Veggie Savoury Muffins are a great way to pack in some greens with heaps of flavour, perfect for your little one’s lunchbox! To prepare, grate your carrot and zucchini - remembering to squeeze out all of the ‘juice!’ - and place in a bowl with peas and corn. Add in cheese, milk, yoghurt, olive oil and egg, and stir to combine. In a separate bowl, mix the flour and baking powder together, then add to your wet mixture and combine. Spoon the mixture into a greased muffin tin and bake for 20-25 minutes until golden. Once cooled, store the muffins in Penny Scallan’s Food Jars, or in their own compartment in our Bento Boxes to keep them fresh, squish-free, and oh so delicious!
Ingredients:1 medium zucchini, grated 1 medium carrot, grated 1/4 cup frozen or fresh peas 1/4 cup frozen or fresh corn 1 cup of cheddar cheese, grated 1/2 cup of milk 1/4 cup of plain greek yoghurt 1/4 cup olive oil 2 eggs 2 cups of plain flour 3 tsp baking powder
Recipe #5: Chicken and Veggie Skewers
These Chicken and Veggie Skewers are a protein-packed option for your toddler's mealtime. Thread cooked chicken breast and assorted vegetables, such as capsicum, cherry tomatoes, and zucchini, onto skewers. Brush them with olive oil, season with salt and pepper, and grill or bake until tender and lightly charred. After cooling, remove the ingredients from the skewers and store in Penny Scallan's Bento Box and Insulated Lunch Bag and pop them into the fridge to keep them at the right temperature until mealtime. If your child is still little, we recommend taking these off the skewers to ensure that the skewer does not become a safety hazard.
Ingredients:Cooked chicken breast, cut into bite-sized pieces Assorted vegetables (capsicum, cherry tomatoes, zucchini, etc.), cut into bite-sized pieces. Olive oil Bento Box and Penny Scallan Insulated Lunch Bag
Method:Thread the cooked chicken and assorted vegetables onto skewers. Brush the skewers with olive oil and season with salt and pepper. Grill or bake the skewers until the vegetables are tender and lightly charred. Let them cool, remove them from the skewers, then store them in Penny Scallan's Insulated Lunch Bags with Hot Cold Packs to maintain freshness.
Recipe #5: DIY Trail Mix
Create your own customised Trail Mix for a convenient and healthy snack option. Mix together assorted seeds, dried fruits, pretzels even whole grain cereal in a bowl. Add to your child’s Bento Box for easy snacking after lunch. Most schools and kinders have a “no nuts” policy, so be sure to pack a healthy alternative such as seeds in your DIY Trail Mix. This snack is perfect for your little one to munch on to give them fuel for their big day ahead.