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13 grain free school lunch idea: spinach and bacon mini quiches

Spinach and Bacon Mini Quiches – Grain-Free Lunch Idea

These spinach and bacon mini quiches are a great grain free lunch idea kids (and adults) will love! Easy to make and perfectly portable.

Isn’t it true that bacon makes everything better? These Spinach and Bacon Mini Quiches are a great high protein, portable, grain-free lunch idea!

grain free school lunch idea: spinach and bacon mini quiches

The hard part, is getting kids to eat their leafy greens without turning up their noses.  These Spinach and Bacon Mini Quiches are sure to get them just as excited about eating their greens as they are about eating bacon.

If you are following a grain-free diet, you know how difficult coming up with new ideas can be. And, it’s not always easy to add veggies in a variety of ways our kids will actually eat. For this reason, having a consistent influx of recipes that are kid approved can be very helpful.

So, now you might be wondering, where do I begin?  All it takes is a change in approach.  It can be as simple as changing the way we talk about veggies and leafy greens, or even how we use them in a recipe.  For these mini quiches, the spinach magically becomes confetti, adding a fun splash of color to each bite.  It doesn’t take much, but every little bit counts.

Check out how easy these mini quiches are to make! This is one recipe kids can also help make!

Green Lunchbox shown above is a Yumbox.

Related: Top 5 Lunchboxes We’ve Tested

Spinach and Bacon Mini Quiches

grain free school lunch idea: spinach and bacon mini quiches
  • Author: MOMables.com
  • Yield: 24 mini quiches

Ingredients

  • 6 eggs
  • 3 tablespoons milk
  • ¾ cup finely chopped spinach
  • 1 cup cheddar cheese, shredded
  • 4 strips bacon, cooked and chopped
  • Dash of pepper

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350F (180C) and grease a 24 mini muffin pan.
  2. In a large bowl, whisk eggs and milk. Add in chopped spinach, shredded cheddar, chopped bacon, and pepper. Give it a quick mix to combine all ingredients.
  3. Distribute egg mixture evenly into muffin pan cups.
  4. Bake in the preheated oven for 15-18 minutes.
  5. Once cooked, allow mini quiches to cool in the pan before carefully removing with a small knife or spatula.

 

6 Pizza Mini Quiches - MOMables.com

Pizza Mini Quiches

For days when you kids ask for pizza for breakfast, these Pizza Mini Quiches are the way to go.

Did someone say pizza for breakfast? Lunch? Dinner? Pizza is fun to eat all day long! Well, that’s what my kids say anyway. 

pizza mini quiches school lunch

Yes, it’s true!  Kids love pizza, and what better way to get them excited about breakfast than to add the flavors of pizza to a protein packed mini quiche.  Your family will devour these Pizza Mini Quiches, and you’ll love how easily they come together.

It’s as simple as choosing your child’s favorite pizza toppings, and adding them to a mixture of egg, milk and cheese.  At our house, the toppings of choice are pepperoni and olives, but you can create a familiar combination all your own.

Check out how easy these mini quiches are to make! It’s the perfect recipe to get little hands involved in the kitchen.

Left overs can be sent in lunches the next day, hot in a thermos, or at room temperature in a lunch box.

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For step by step pictures click here. Red lunchbox in the video is a Yumbox.

Pizza Mini Quiches

Pizza Mini Quiches - MOMables.com
  • Author: MOMables.com
  • Yield: 24

Ingredients

  • 6 eggs
  • 3 tablespoons milk
  • 1 cup of your choice of pizza toppings, chopped
  • 1 cup shredded mozzarella

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees and grease 24 count mini muffin pan.
  2. In a large bowl, whisk eggs and milk.
  3. Add in chopped pizza toppings and shredded cheese.
  4. Mix to combine all ingredients.
  5. Distribute egg mixture evenly into muffin pan cups.
  6. Bake for 15-18 minutes.
  7. Allow mini quiches to cool in pan before carefully removing with a small knife or spatula.

 

23 these broccoli nuggets are made in one bowl and the cheddar and broccoli combo is one kids love!

Broccoli Nuggets Recipe

Are you looking for ways to make broccoli more appealing? This broccoli nuggets recipe is easy to make and kids love the broccoli cheddar combo!

Are you looking for ways to make broccoli more appealing?  These broccoli nuggets are easy to make and kids love the broccoli cheddar combo!

these broccoli nuggets are made in one bowl and the cheddar and broccoli combo is one kids love!

Broccoli.  Just that word alone can conjure up the shake of a child’s head and a firm, ‘no’ when it comes to eating this nutritious food.  

What’s a mom to do?  Broccoli Nuggets to the rescue!  Kids love nuggets of any kind, and the cheddar and broccoli combination is sure to get their stamp of approval.  These easy, make ahead nuggets, are great for the lunch box, an after school snack, or quick dinner on the go.  Pair them with a small container of homemade ranch or ketchup for dipping.

Related: Top 5 Lunchboxes We’ve Tested

When I say they are easy to make, I mean it. Check out this quick video and see for yourself.

You’ll love that they are getting a bit of green veggies into their day, and they’ll love the kid friendly flavor.

these broccoli nuggets are made in one bowl and the cheddar and broccoli combo is one kids love!

Our meal plans are full of idea and tips, just like this recipe, to help you overcome mealtime adversity.  For a sample meal plan and to learn how you can add variety to your family meals, click here.

Broccoli Nuggets Recipe

these broccoli nuggets are made in one bowl and the cheddar and broccoli combo is one kids love!

The combination of broccoli and cheddar in these Broccoli Nuggets are sure to make them a favorite with kids!

  • Author: MOMables.com
  • Yield: 4-6 servings

Ingredients

  • 16 ounce bag of broccoli florets, thawed
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 cup bread crumbs
  • 1 cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese
  • 2 teaspoons Italian seasoning
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  2. Place broccoli florets inside a food processor and pulse until finely chopped.
  3. Add eggs, breadcrumbs, cheese and seasoning to veggie mixture. Process a few pulses until every combined.
  4. Using a small cookie scoop, place veggie nugget scoops onto a parchment lined baking sheet. Gently press them down so all nuggets are the same height.
  5. Bake for 20-25 minutes until the tops are golden. Remove from the oven and allow them to cool slightly prior to serving.
  6. Store leftovers in an airtight container and refrigerate up to 3 days.

 

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