Thursday, May 30, 2013

Healthy treats for kids lunch boxes: Spanish Omelet #Recipe

With so many school days in a year, it’s hard to keep lunch boxes fun and interesting by surprising your kids with new recipes and ideas. Sandwiches, wraps and pittas, even with different fillings, can easily get repetitive. So including something like a Spanish omelet in lunch boxes is a great and healthy alternative.
The beauty of making an omelet, especially to go in a lunch box, is that it’s quick and easy to make and can include your kids favorites veggies. This recipe will make an omelet big enough for an evening meal, with plenty of leftovers to take for lunch the next day.

You’ll need:
 ·         6 eggs.
·         A splash of milk.
·         Salt and pepper to taste.
·         Cooked, sliced potatoes –making an omelet is a great way of using up the leftovers from another dinner. 

After that, it’s up to you what you include. Things like onions, tomatoes, zucchini, eggplant, cheese and ham all make a great Spanish omelet. Have some fun with your kids, experimenting with different ingredients to find their favorite combination – they’re easy-peasy to make and a great way of getting kids busy in the kitchen.

To make your omelet:

·         Place a large, lightly oiled frying pan over a low heat.
·         Fry you’re chosen ingredients (that’s your onions and vegetables etc.) for a few minutes, until they’re cooked.
·         Using a fork, whisk your eggs, milk and seasoning in a jug. With your pan still on the heat, pour the egg mixture over the ingredients and add the slices of cooked potato. Turn the heat up to medium and cook until the egg mixture is set.
·         When the omelet is set, place it under a hot grill to give it a lovely, golden top – at this point, it’s a great idea to add some sliced tomatoes, mushrooms and some cheese to give your omelet a big smiley face!
Leave your omelet to cool down, before slicing. To get even more vitamins and minerals into your growing kids, serve a simple green salad on the side. 
Spanish omelets are great hot or cold, but if your kid’s school has the facility to warm up their lunch, a hot omelet is a lovely, nutritious lunch on a cold day. Using food packaging will keep the omelet fresh and ready to pop in a microwave for a speedy lunch! What’s more, buying in bulk from companies such as R+R packaging will make you a big saving.

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