We make a big deal about lunchbox packing, don’t we? Pretty Pinterest pics a side, what is it about the lunchbox that we fuss about?
A healthy lunch box is actually a pretty critical part of learning:
- Improved concentration and staying ‘on task’
- Better behaved with an increased capacity to learn
- Less likely to be tired and retain more information…
Apart from those valid reasons as to why we should give the school lunch so much thought, quite often we find ourselves being stuck on repeat and making sandwiches day after day for lunch boxes is as boring as it is eating them!
This make-ahead (freezable) zucchini slice is one way to break free of the sandwich rut and are so yummy yummy the kids will forget they are eating veggies. Serve hot or cold.
- 2 zucchinis, grated
- 2 carrots, grated
- 1/2 cup parsley, chopped
- 1 large red onion, finely chopped
- 1 cup tasty cheese, grated
- 1/2 cup feta, crumbled
- 1 cup self-raising flour
- 1/3 cup of extra virgin olive oil
- 5 eggs, lightly beaten
1. Preheat oven to 170°C. Line a non-stick leamington tin with baking paper.
2. Combine zucchini, onion, flour, cheese and feta in a large bowl. Add oil and eggs, and mix. Season with a little salt and pepper. Pour into lamington tin.
3. Bake for 35-40 mins until golden and set. Allow to cool slightly before cutting.
Make your variations by adding bacon, corn, asparagus.
To freeze, portion up and wrap the slice pieces individually, then place in an airtight container. Freeze for up to 3 months.