Get A Roll On With Lunch Prep: Meatball and Roasted Veggie Wrap
This easy Mediterranean dish will leave everyone wanting more.
Preparation: 20 minutes
Cooking: 30 minutes
500g lean beef mince
1 tsp chilli flakes
2 garlic cloves, chopped
1 tsp fresh thyme
1 tub hummus
4 wholemeal flat breads
1 red capsicum
1 small eggplant
1 red onion
1 tsp fresh rosemary, chopped
2 tbsp olive oil
4 tbsp parsley
Pre-heat oven to 180°C. Cut all the vegetables into thick slices. Toss them with 1tbsp of olive oil and the rosemary. Place on a baking tray lined with baking paper and cook in oven for 15-20 minutes.
Place the mince in a bowl and season with thyme, garlic and chilli flakes. Shape into little meatballs. Heat a frypan on medium heat with 1 tbsp olive oil and cook the meatballs for 5 minutes, turning often until golden brown and cooked through.
Warm the flat breads in aluminium foil in the oven for a few minutes. Spread each wrap with 2 tbsp hummus. Arrange the roasted vegetables on top and then the meatballs. Garnish with parsley and rocket, wrap and cut in half to serve.
When shaping the meatballs, use wet hands to get the best result.
For a bigger lunchtime meal, you can serve this wrap with a mixed green salad.
For younger children, you can use smaller flatbreads or pittas.
Child-Proof Hacks to Uncomplicate School Lunches
February – that time of year where reality sets back in. When the kids are back to school, the family is settling into a routine for the new year, and the nighttime lunch box packing ritual begins. While it's great to have specific meals for the kids, it can often be time consuming (and expensive) to create exciting lunches for them and a whole different 'adult' lunch too.
To help everyone have tastier (and healthier) lunches, Australian Beef has shared a list of hacks to help parents easily create meals that adults and kids will enjoy. Whether the kids prefer a sandwich or like to mix things up, these hacks will help save time.
5 Hacks To Win The Lunch Box Game
Make leftovers work harder - Leftovers always work great for lunch the next day. If you cook up a tasty steak, stir-fried beef strips or bolognese, you can easily turn it into a sandwich or wrap, or can be added into a salad the next day.
Get wrapping - Wraps are great for the whole family and can be made in advance and even frozen! Just place your favourite fillings inside, wrap in plastic and pop in the freezer.
Prepare to freeze - Batch cooking will save time in the evening. If you're making a tasty quiche or frittata for lunches, make double and pop in the freezer for a lunch later in the week.
Keep the kids happy without cooking bland - If the kids aren't a fan of spice, then take their portions out of the pan before adding the extra herbs and spices - then everybody's happy!
Get the kids to lend a hand - Kids love to eat a meal they feel involved in. Get them to pick out their favourite fillings or toppings, and then you can always swap some out for more adultfriendly options afterwards. Making Sunday lunch prep a fun activity is also a great way to get kids excited about their lunch for the week.
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