Yummy Oman: Easy lunch box recipes for kids

05 Sep 2018
POSTED BY Y Magazine

Back-to-school is hectic enough, with more than a few daily challenges. Don’t make your mornings one of them, as Yummy Oman brings you our kitchen hacks that rank top-of-the-class for taste!

The alarm didn’t go off, book-bags aren’t packed, the homework’s gone missing – was it ever done?! – and your daughter is refusing to get ready until she finds her favourite T-shirt with the stripes. Sound familiar? It must be back-to-school. And while parents across the Sultanate may be rejoicing at the prospect of glorious kid-free afternoons, there’s still those school-day mornings to contend with.

Help your little ones have a healthy head-start with these easy gold-star recipes that will help make your mornings a cinch.

Bento Box Lunch

Prep time: 10 minutes
Cook time: 30 minutes
Total time: 40 minutes
Servings: 4

‘Sushi Roll’:
♣ 4 slices 7-grain bread
♣ 4 slices lunchmeat turkey breast
♣ 1 teaspoon yellow mustard
♣ ½ an avocado, sliced
♣ 1 mini-cucumber, cut into 7.5cm-by-1/2cm sticks  

Quinoa Salad:
♣ 1 cup organic quinoa, cooked
♣ ¼ cup sliced almonds
♣ 2 mandarin oranges, peeled and separated
♣ ¼ cup dried cranberries
♣ 3 bunches green onions, sliced
♣ 1 teaspoon olive oil
♣ Salt & pepper, to taste

Broccoli Salad:
♣ 1 large head broccoli, chopped
♣ ¼ cup sliced almonds
♣ ¼ cup dried cranberries
♣ ¼ cup sunflower seeds, shelled
♣ ¼ cup shallots, finely-diced
♣ ½ cup coleslaw salad dressing
♣ Salt and pepper to taste
Assemble all the ingredients and place in a bento box lunch carrier for an innovative take on lunch. Add the sliced apples dusted with cinnamon for a sweet finish. 

Beef Bacon & Waffle Breakfast Sandwiches

Cook time: 30 minutes
Servings: 4

♣ 8 frozen prepared waffles, toasted
♣ 225g beef bacon slices, cooked
♣ 4 large eggs
♣ 4 slices cheddar cheese
♣ Maple syrup to taste (Optional)

  Prepare waffles according to package directions and keep warm.
  In a non-stick frying pan over medium-high heat, cook the beef bacon rashers until lightly browned on each side, and keep warm. In the same pan over a medium heat, fry the eggs until done as you
would like.
  Lay out four waffles and top each one with sliced cheese, beef bacon, and fried egg, topping with remaining waffles to finish. Serve warm with maple syrup, if desired.

Poblano Ranch Tacos

Makes: 8 tacos

♣ 8 packaged yellow corn taco shells
♣ 2 tablespoons olive oil
♣ 4 poblano peppers, sliced
♣ 1 yellow onion, sliced
♣ 6 radishes, sliced
♣ 1 cup, cotija cheese
♣ 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice, optional
♣ 1 cup corn
♣ Drizzle of jarred ranch or jalapeno ranch dressing to finish   

  Add olive oil to a frying pan on a medium heat. Add sliced poblano peppers and yellow onion to the pan and sauté until cooked through.  Add a squeeze of lime juice to the pepper and onion mix if desired.
  Bake taco shells according to directions on the box. Add poblano and onion mixture to the base of the taco. Top with sliced radishes, corn, and cotija cheese. Finish with dressing. 

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