Recipe: Eggy Pasta
Summary: A healthy and easy to prepare packed lunch idea!
Eggs pack a mighty punch of essential vitamins and minerals that are essential for growing children. They are also high in protein which can help those on a vegetarian diet and with less than 80 calories per egg, they really are a wonder food!
This simple pasta dish is delicious eaten hot or cold and my fussy son loves it. It doesn’t take long to prepare, but I recommend you prepare it the night before and then leave it in the fridge overnight as you don’t want warm eggs in their lunchboxes.
I’ve given this recipe to my kids this morning in their packed lunches and I guarantee that their lunchboxes will be empty by the time they get home! Try it with yours!
- 1 egg
- 1 handful of pasta
- carrots/peppers/chives (optional)
- Boil the pasta and any additional veg until soft.
- Break the egg into a cup and beat.
- Add the beaten egg to your pasta over a medium heat until it is cooked.
You can also serve this as a hot snack at the weekends or holidays. It’s filling and full of energy!
You could just use pasta and egg for a healthy and nutricious lunch. But you may also want to add some pepper and other veg into the mix. Try adding sweetcorn for even more taste.
Prep Time: 10 min
Diet type: Vegetarian
Diet (other): Low calorie, High protein
Meal type: lunch