Difficulty Easy Prep 5m Cooking 15m Serves 1 Cost € 3.66

A delicious, easy, affordable and healthy school lunchbox recipe from Tracey Quinn.

Keeping things exciting in the lunchbox department can be difficult for parents. In many homes both parents work and packing lunchboxes is a necessity rather than something they enjoy at the end of a long day. It can be especially soul-destroying when lunchboxes arrive home barely touched and the food ends up in the bin. Fussy eating is an issue that affects so many of us.

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There are so many benefits to preparing school lunch box snacks in advance. An hour in the kitchen on a Sunday could provide a plethora of healthy and delicious lunchbox fillers that won't arrive home at the end of the day. Having some go-to crowd pleasers is ideal. In our experience egg muffins go down really well with children of all ages. They are mild in flavour, easy to eat and super filling due to the high protein content in the eggs. They are also a great way to sneak in some vegetables without anyone batting an eyelid.

Close-up of our homemade egg muffins
Our egg muffins are delicious to eat hot or cold

Time needed: 5 minutes.

  1. Pre-heat your oven.

    Set it to a medium heat.

  2. Create your egg muffin mixture.

    In a serving bowl, put in 3 table spoons of flour, 2 cracked eggs, 1 small handful of grated cheese, a chopped up slice of boiled/baked ham, a small handful of sliced up tomatoes, a tea spoon of parsley, a tea spoon of oregano, a pinch of salt & pepper, and a sliced up clove of garlic, and half a cup of milk.

  3. Mix it up.

  4. Cook your mixture.

    Place your tray into the pre-heated oven at medium heat for 15 minutes.

  5. Create your lunchbox.

    Add your delicious egg muffins to your lunchbox with a side of fruit and vegetables. We recommend a mix of cucumber, blueberries, raspberries and strawberries. Yum!

Recipe Video

All of the ingredients for our school lunchbox idea: Homemade Egg Muffins, Fruit & Veg
All the ingredients you need for this cheap, easy, quick, healthy school lunchbox meal

The best thing about this lunch box recipe is that it contains ingredients that most of us already have in the kitchen. You can change things up by adding different herbs and spices as well as substituting ham for a different meat, fish or vegetarian product. When we make this recipe we save a couple for ourselves as they make for a brilliant breakfast on the go or a snack at any time for adults.

Our quick, easy, affordable lunhbox idea: Homemade Egg Muffins, Fruit & Veg
Impress their school pals and teacher at lunch time with this fancy egg muffin recipe

The nutritional figures were obtained by the FFHQ team using the information stated on the food products plus multiple online tools. These figures represent findings to the best of our knowledge at the time of writing, however, may differ between products used.