Zucchini and Pasta Slice – Perfect For Lunch Boxes!by PlanningQueen on February 20, 2012 in Recipes
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In my post a week ago – Lunch Box Ideas – February. Katie who is a nutritionist as well as a mum very politely pointed out, while good, the lunch boxes could do with some more protein. And she was spot on!
And I had on had a copy of the Feb edition of Super Food Ideas:
I didn’t have on hand all the ingredients required to make their Cheesy zucchini and pasta slice, but I improvised to come up with this!
Zucchini and Pasta Slice
- 1 cup wholemeal elbows (or preferred pasta shape!
- 650 grams of zucchini
- 1 onion
- 1 cup grated tasty cheese
- 125 grams ham
- 2 carrots
- 3/4 cup self raising flour
- 4 eggs
- 1/3 cup canola oil
- 1/3 cup milk
16. Let the bake sit in the dish for at least 10 minutes before removing to cool onto a rack.
17. Do make sure you remove the bake after 15 minutes, other wise the botton can go a bit soggy (I learnt this the first time!).
EDIT: A reader let me know that they used wax paper and the slice stuck, so make sure you do use baking paper. Also if you have any trouble with sticking at all you can also try spraying the paper for additional non stickyness!
Our Family Menu Plan For This Week.
Baking: Chocolate Cup Cakes – a special request from the preppie. Oh boy, they are good!
Monday: Fried Rice
Wednesday: Gnocchi Bake
Thursday: Beef Stir Fry
Saturday: Chicken Wings, Baked Potatoes and Corn
Sunday: Sausages and Salad
If you are looking for further recipe inspiration, check out my complete list of Family Friendly Recipes. All of these recipes are in the database of the Planning With Kids Free Menu Planner. You can use the menu planner to plan a week of meals for your family and then print out the associated shopping list.lunch box