Quick & Easy Healthy School Lunches!

As senior year approach, it’s another school year in Swiss Cottage. The canteen food are starting to bore me, it’s either noodles in this store or rice in the other. So in the month of February, i decided to whip up some quick and easy healthy school lunches for school!

However there are some things I got to take note when prepping for my lunches. Here are the do’s and don’t for packing food to school:

DO’S 

  1. Avoid gravies as it might leak and make a big mess in your backpack
  2. Always prepare food the night before school. You don’t want to get up early just to prep for your school lunches, don’t you..
  3. Bring food that are easy to pack.
  • Bread
  • Pasta
  • DIY Pizza
  • Sandwich
  • Salad

DON’Ts

  1. Avoid using fresh cheese as it might turn bad before lunch and it would sour your own homemade food…
  2. Use less meat and more vegetables
  3. Cook the food with an easier alternative, like baking or stir-frying. Or to make it more simple, eat it raw! (only for vegetables 🙂 )

All in all, just have fun while prepping for your lunches, make your friends go “Wow” and fascinate them with all your creative and fun lunches.

And below are the lunches I’ve made so far…

Mushroom with pasta
Mushroom with pasta

Inside this fusilli pasta, I added shiitake mushrooms, mixed herds, onion and garlic! Firstly, Boil the fusilli. While that is boiling, I sauté the onion and garlic in olive oil, till the onions soften. Add a good pinch of salt to the mixture, stirring them well. Secondly add mushrooms, cook till they turn slightly brown in colour and have shrink a little. Lastly, add your herbs, salt and pepper to season. And add your drained pasta into the stir-fry mixture and give it a quick toss! Wala! There you have it, your lunch! Pack into a lunch box when it’s cool and afterwards, cover it and pop it into the fridge before heading to bed and heat it up before heading to school.  The herbs are totally optional, I used herbs to enhance the flavour in my pasta.

Baked Mushrooms
Baked Mushrooms

I was adventurous when it came to this. Its another simple and healthy lunch for school. The ingredients are ham, spinach, onion, green capsicums, Panko breadcrumbs and your core ingredient, Mushrooms!  This dish is a no brainer. It’s simple, quick and healthy. I fry the ham and onion first, adding the spinach and green capsicums last. Then stuff the mixture into the mushrooms and top it off with the breadcrumbs and drizzle olive oil on the top and pop it into the oven at 160C for about 10 minutes or less. And your baked mushrooms is done! Again, like the above recipe, place it into your lunch box when cooled, then into the fridge and warm it before school!

And for my last recipe today is  Pasta in pesto!

Pasta in pesto
Pasta in pesto

I got to say, this dish maybe the easiest and quickest however it has a very strong herby taste and smell and it may not suit everyone’s tastebud.  For this dish, I boiled the shell pasta till they’re done and drained them and toss them in pesto and spinach! You don’t have to wait for this dish to cool before popping it into the refrigerator, as there aren’t much cooking involved, and moreover, this could be eaten cold!

Another few more ideas I am planning to do are Spring rolls, french toasts, banana muffin or bread! There are so many choices you can chose from for lunches! Let your creativity flow~

It was an enjoyable process prepping for lunches. I saved money and ate healthy food in school! It’s a win-win! I really hope you enjoy this post and food as much as I did and give a shot if you’re feeling healthy!! Thank you, Cheers, Have fun!!

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