Kids today prefer only snacks and finger foods when it comes to their tiffin. Parents have to make sure that these snacks are filling when hunger hits in school hours. Protein could be the key that makes sure that kids’ school snacks are nutritious. Proteins like beef promote fullness and ensure a great taste that kids love. Here are some beef snacks that your kids can enjoy taking in their tiffin:
- Cheesy Ground Beef Quesadillas-
Tastefully ground beef with sweet sauce, oodles of gooey cheese and a crisp golden tortilla on the outside is the perfect combination that kids can bring to school. This recipe is quick, easy and fuss-free. The kids can take these quesadillas to school happily as they are perfect for eating with hands and do not create any mess.
You could make these cheesy quesadillas with simple ingredients like freshly made or leftover minced beef, a basic tomato sauce, your favourite melting cheese and store brought tortilla wraps. All you need to do it butter up a flat pan and lay a tortilla there- slather half of it with the sauce, put the cooked beef and add the cheese. Now fold the wrap and flip it, the cheese will melt and do its job of keeping this tortilla together in the tiffin.
- Australian Meat Pie-
This beef meat pie is very simple to make, easy to carry and yummy to eat. The filling consists of chunks of steak braised in mild spices with fresh rosemary, and if your kid is a fussy eater, you may even incorporate some veggies in the filling.
Many of us might think making a puff pastry will be the most challenging task, but you could buy a ready and precut puff pastry, and it can all come together quickly with just 30 minutes of baking. You can make a batch and stack it as this is a freezer-friendly snack.
- Bacon Cheeseburger Bombs-
These little bombs are not only delicious, but they are also easy to make. The buns are crispy on the outer side and soft on the inner side. The fixing is full of all things good like cheese, seasoned ground beef, onions, and irresistible bacon bits.
Your task is to pack all these fixings into a rolled bread dough and bake it in the oven till it becomes fluffy and golden brown. The best part is that these are very quick to make and super convenient to bring in the tiffin as they are sealed on all sides. Your kids will polish them off. Don’t forget to pack extra ones for their friends!
- Mini beef meatballs-
Everyone loves this classic beef recipe, and when you make them in mini size, your kids will love them even more. You can never go wrong with beef meatballs as they are made with simple ingredients like good quality Australian beef, fried onions, breadcrumbs, and simple seasoning.
To do these little wonders, mix all ingredients in a large mixing bowl and shallow fry teaspoon-sized balls of mince mixture in a skillet. You can freeze them, and they are great to go in the lunch box with a side of pasta or veggie sticks. Click here for more side dish options.
- Indian style beef cutlets-
This is a crunchy bite-sized tiffin snack that your kids will fall in love with. These beef cutlets are easy to make and refrigerator friendly, so you can make them ahead and store. To make these add cooked beef, boiled potatoes, onions, ginger and curry leaves in the food processor. Make small balls, coat them with egg wash and breadcrumbs and then deep fry the cutlets.