03 Feb Lunchbox Ideas For Kids
Not sure what to pack for your kids’ lunches tomorrow? Try some of these lunch recipes – perfect for the little athlete in the family.
Ham & Pasta Salad
½ cup tasty cheese, grated
50g shaved ham, chopped
125g corn kernels
2 shallots, sliced
60g cherry tomatoes, quartered
Cook pasta according to packet instructions, drain into colander and rinse under cold running water (this helps prevent it sticking together). Mix in cheese, ham, corn, shallots and tomatoes. Can be made the night before; keep chilled.
Choc-Orange Energy Balls
Makes: about 25
250g medjool dates (from the fruit and vegie section)
1/3 cup desiccated coconut, plus extra for rolling
1 tbs cocoa powder
1 tbs chia seeds (optional)
1 tsp orange rind, finely grated
Remove stones from dates and place in food processor with remaining ingredients. Process until smooth. Take heaped teaspoons of mixture and roll into balls. Spread two tablespoons of coconut onto a plate and roll balls in it until evenly coated.
Tip: Keep the balls in an airtight container in the fridge for up to one week, or freeze for up to one month.
Words by Tracy Rutherford