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Easy Back To School Snacks

So, school is about to go back and that means one thing; LUNCHBOXES. It’s what I think of when I think of back to school {as well as the peace and quiet, and beautiful routine!}. Kids be hungry. Today I’m sharing three recipes using MAGGI 2 Minute Wholegrain Noodles {they’ve got the highest health star rating in the noodle range} that the kids will love. These recipes are great for after school, or lunchboxes… and you could actually even use them for breakfasts or dinners. They’re really versatile {just like 2 Minute Noodles, really!}, and it’s easy to add lots of yummy vegetables and whatever protein tickles your fancy to turn them into a delicious meal.

These are SO good! I love a corn fritter, and my kids do too. Sometimes I’ll leave out the chives and parsley for the kids, because Lulu has a radar for green things and can sometimes turn her nose up at them, but when I cooked these to photograph for this blog post, she yelled, “I can smell you cooking my favourite food!” These freeze quite well too.

NOODLE-Y CORN FRITTERS

INGREDIENTS
1 x packet of MAGGI 2 Minute Wholegrain Chicken Noodles
2 eggs
1/2 cup milk
1 cup plain flour
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
300g corn kernels, drained
1 tablespoon of chives, chopped
1 tablespoon of parsley, chopped
Salt and pepper
Oil, for cooking

METHOD
1. Break the noodles into a bowl, and cover with boiling water. Leave for 3 minutes, and then drain.
2. While the noodles are doing their thing, place eggs, milk, flour and baking powder into a bowl and whisk until combined. Add in the noodles, corn, chives and parsley and mix until combined. Season to taste.
3. Place a large frying pan over medium heat. Put oil into frying pan, and scoop 1/4 cup of the mixture into the frying pan, and cook until golden brown. Turn over and cook the other side.

You can add in whatever vegetables your kids love, or it’s a great recipe to get them to try new vegetables without even knowing they’re really there. Swap out bacon for ham if you please.

VEGGIE, BACON & NOODLE QUICHES

INGREDIENTS
2 x packets of MAGGI 2 Minute Wholegrain Chicken Noodles
1 carrot, grated
1 zucchini, grated
100g corn kernels
1/2 cup sour cream
150g lean bacon, cooked and chopped
1/2 cup tasty cheese {plus a little extra to scatter on top}

METHOD
1. Preheat your oven to 180ºC. Prepare a 12 muffin tin by spraying with a little oil, or use 12 silicon muffin cups.
2. Gently break up noodles into a bowl, and cover with boiling water. Leave to stand for 3 minutes.
3. In a medium-sized bowl, place all of the ingredients and mix to combine. Add in the drained noodles, and mix.
4. Scoop the mixture into the prepared muffin tins, and scatter with a little extra cheese. Cook for 25 minutes.

I am obsessed with this dish and Nasi Goreng since going to Bali. It’s such an easy dish to make for dinners, lunches or even after school snacks. This recipe is how I like to make it, but of course… use whatever you have in your fridge or freezer. You could add frozen peas and corn, or bacon or even chicken. I imagine eating this while tackling homework. What great brain food!

EASY PEASY MEE GORENG

INGREDIENTS
1 x packet of MAGGI 2 Minute Wholegrain Chicken Noodles
1 garlic clove, crushed
1 tablespoon of oil
1/2 carrot, chopped finely
1 cup cabbage, shredded
1/2 cup of bean sprouts
1/2 tablespoon of Kejap Manis
1 teaspoon of sweet chilli sauce
1 tablespoon of butter
1 egg
1 tablespoon of fried shallots

METHOD
1. Place the noodles into a bowl, and cover with bowling water. Leave for 5 minutes.
2. Heat the oil in a pan. Add the garlic, carrots and cabbage. Stir-fry for 2 minutes, or until just softened. Add the noodles, sauces and bean sprouts, and cook for 3 minutes. Transfer to a serving bowl.
3. Place the butter into the same pan, and crack the egg into the pan. Cover with lid, and cook until your egg is cooked through, but the yolk is still soft. Place on top of your noodles. Scatter with fried shallots.

I’ve got another great MAGGI giveaway! This one is especially to help you get back to school ready. One lucky person will win a MAGGI hamper, and a $150 Woolworths card. To be in the running to win this great prize simply answer the following question: What’s your best back-to-school tip?

Competition details: Competition closes February 28th at midnight, AEDST. One entry per household. This is a skill-based competition. The winner will be judged by Chantelle Ellem {of Fat Mum Slim}. Open to Australian residents only.

What do your kids love to eat after school?

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