Sunday, January 30, 2011

Lunchbox Idea #1 - Zucchini Slice

This weekend I have been looking for lunchbox ideas for my two girls. Even though Ashleigh will have access to a tuckshop in the senior school, I still like to pack lunch for her to ensure she eats healthy. It could also save her some time since she's not the fastest eater, and if she had to queue for a while to buy her food, she may not have enough time to eat. Caitlin will have to bring her morning tea and lunch since she will not be able to visit the tuckshop.

My two girls have different tastes. Caitlin loves sandwiches but Ashleigh does not like sandwiches. It makes it challenging to think of something that they will eat and also food that is not too fiddly. Today was spent baking blueberry muffins, cookies and zucchini slice for their lunchbox. They like the zucchini slice. I might try baking them in a muffin pan instead which will make it easier to pack.

2 zucchinis, coarsely grated
1 cup grated cheddar cheese
1 cup self raising flour
5 eggs, lightly beaten
ham or bacon - chopped
1/2 spanish onion, chopped
salt and pepper to taste
1/2 cup vegetable oil
  1. Grate the zucchini into a large mixing bowl. Add in the cheese, chopped onion and bacon or ham. Season well with salt and pepper.
  2. Then, add the flour and eggs and mix well.
  3. Pour into a well-greased square baking pan (8 in or 20 cm). Hint: You could also line the pan with parchment/baking paper, to saving greasing the pan.
  4. Bake in a moderate oven for 30 minutes or until browned.
  5. For lunch, you can serve with a side salad.


  1. This looks simply delicious Charmaine! My kids don't like zucchini, do you reckon they would take to this dish? My son LOVES quiche though, this sounds like my quiche recipe..and I make mini ones with the muffin pans. And send them off to school with him:) ..looking forward to more lunchbox recipes!

  2. That looks good. No meat? Gee! Must give this a try some day, thanks for sharing.

  3. STP: there is ham in the zucchini slice or you can also use bacon or leave it out altogether.

  4. I've never had a zucchini slice! What yummy lunchboxes you pack :D