Lunch Box Wednesday #6
Well, we are halfway through the year and I haven’t run out of ideas for Oscar’s lunch boxes – yet! These mini frittatas are actually a very early recipe but as Oscar never took to them, I haven’t published it before. Now that he is finally eating eggs on their own I decided to give them another try, and this time we had success! The best part of these is that the filling can be changed to make different types of frittatas at the one time – especially good if you have multiple requirements or tastes to cater for.
Allergy / Intolerance
Amines, Artificial Addititives, Artificial Colours, Glutamates, Preservatives, Salicylates, Wheat
Amines Challenge, Gluten Free, RPAH Elimination Diet - Amines Allowed, RPAH Elimination Diet - Low Chemical / Failsafe, RPAH Elimination Diet - Moderate Chemical, Salicylate Challenge, Salicylates & Amines
Lunch, Lunch Box, Savoury Snack
Child Friendly, Freezable, Pre-preparable, Serve Cold, Serve Warm
- 6 eggs
- 1/2 cup milk
- pinch salt
- 1 Large potato (peeled and grated)
- 1/2 cup cream cheese or ricotta
- 1/2 cup small pasta (uncooked, see note)
- 2 cups filling ingredients (see note)
||Cook the pasta, drain and set aside. |
||Preheat the oven to 180° and line muffin trays with 14 paper cases. |
||In a large jug whisk together the eggs, milk and salt. Set aside. |
||Combine the pasta, potato, filling ingredients and cream cheese / ricotta in a large bowl and mix until well combined. |
||Divide the filling evenly between the paper cases. Pour the egg mixture over the top of each. |
||Bake for 20 - 25 minutes until lightly golden and the egg is cooked through. |
Low Chemical / Failsafe, Moderate Salicylates/Glutamates, Very High Amines, Gluten-free.
For the pasta I used Olive Green Organics Baby Anellini quinoa & rice pasta. You can use any small pasta, or noodles cut into small pieces before cooking. Rice can also be used, preferrably brown. Using GF pasta or rice will make this recipe GF.
For the filling you need 2 cups of finely chopped, grated or pureed vegetables or cooked meat. The following are some suggestions, but you can use almost anything. You can also cater for multiple dietary requirements by creating separate fillings and using different coloured paper pans to identify them.
Low Chemical / FAILSAFE:
- Butternut/Squash pumpkin
- Sweet potato
- Peeled zucchini
Very High Amines:
- Preservative-free ham or bacon