|Difficulty Easy||Prep 2m||Serves 1||Cost € 3.50|
As parents, life can feel like one big snack buffet. The requests for snacks are completely endless and before we know it entire meals have rolled in to each other. It is difficult to pinpoint where one meal ends and another begins. My kids are snack monsters, and the chances are... yours are too.
My children love a meal that consists of lots of finger food. Picnic style food works great here for that reason. Anything that is cubed, cut in to little pieces or wrapped around something else is a winner here. Children tend to love the element of variety and I think they see it as a bit of a pick and mix. As a parent, I am winning because they are eating more food to a greater variety. Therefore, the clean-up is minimal.
Time needed: 2 minutes.
- Wrap salami around mini-bread sticks.
- Chop a block of cheese into cubes.
- Chop up olives.
- Add a cup of cream cheese as your dip.
- Add more fruit to the side.
An antipasti style lunch is a great way to take things up a notch at lunch time. It is a great way to introduce new tastes and textures in a safe way. I personally love pairing new flavours with old reliables. The salami wrapped around a bread stick went down a total treat for this reason. As for the cubed cheese? Well, what is not to love? They're adorable.
With this kind of lunch, you can be creative in the kitchen. You can use up odds and ends in the fridge which makes it a great way of ensuring that you do not waste food. Why not experiment and mix some sweet and savoury options? Or buy the mini version of a snack they already love. This one tends to lead to empty lunch boxes and that's good enough for us.
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