Now that it’s time to pack your little angels back off to school, don’t crack under the packed-lunch pressure! We’ve put together our 5 favourite egg-based packed lunch ideas. Each one is easy to make and will help your kids maintain stable energy levels throughout the school day.
Our Top 5 Free Range Egg Recipes for Packed Lunches
1. Ham and Egg Cupcakes
A quick and easy savoury snack, these ham and egg cupcakes are naturally gluten free and can be baked in traditional cupcake cases or a non-stick muffin tin. You can experiment with new flavours by adding in your favourite extras, like sweetcorn or chopped bell peppers.
2. Baked Eggs in Bread Bowls
These baked egg bread bowls work best with something small and extra crusty, like a tiger bread roll. Kids will love the novelty of these edible bowls and they will also drastically reduce the washing up! For a wheat and gluten free alternative, try subbing in baked potato skins.
3. Flourless Oatmeal Cookies
Soft and chewy, these flourless oatmeal cookies are vegetarian, dairy free and gluten free. You can experiment with flavours by substituting sugar for honey and adding some flame raisins into the mix.
4. Baked Cauliflower Tots
Cauliflower is an amazingly versatile ingredient and these irresistible baked cauliflower tots are a great way to get some veggies into little lunchboxes. Make a big batch the night before then cool and pack into small containers with a pot of this quick homemade ketchup.
5. Hardboiled Eggs
There’s no fancy recipe for this one! It couldn’t be simpler but the humble hard boiled egg is one of our favourite portable snacks. Pop your eggs in a pot with enough water to cover them and bring to the boil then simmer for 5-6 minutes (soft centre) or 7-8 minutes (hard yolk). Allow to cool then peel and slice, season and pack into an airtight container.
When choosing your eggs, always go for the highest quality free range eggs you can find. It really does make a difference and helps ensure laying hens enjoy a great quality of life.
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