Lunch Box Veggie Parcels
Happy New Year to you all! Hope you enjoyed the festivities and are feeling recharged and ready to go. We’re back at it all now, and of course the meals must go on!
First up for 2019 is a new idea for lunch boxes. If you want to try something different and move away from the go-to sandwiches then this is a simple idea to try.
Full of vegetables, but wrapped in some crunchy pastry, these little parcels are appealing to little or big eaters.
I’ve filled mine today with leeks and courgettes, but feel free to sub in any vegetables - peppers work well, for example. Using shop bought filo pastry makes for a very easy dish (of course you could make your own but why would you?!). They are a bit fiddly when you first make them, but you soon get into a groove and they freeze well, so make a big batch.
Pop them into lunch boxes cold, eat them warm for a lunch at home or serve with salad for dinner.
Makes 12 small parcels
1 small courgette, chopped and diced
1 small leek, finely sliced
2 tsp cream cheese
1/2 packet of shop bought filo pastry
25g butter melted
1 tbsp sesame seeds
HOW TO MAKE LEEK AND COURGETTE PARCELS
Pre heat the oven to 180C fan
Start by sautéing the courgette and leek in a small pan with a little oil or butter until softened (about 5 minutes)
Remove from the heat and mix through the cream cheese. Season if desired
Lay two rectangles of fill pastry on a chopping board, cut lengthways into three long rectangles. Put two rectangles to one side
Brush the remaining triangle with melted butter
In the bottom left corner add a spoonful of the vegetable mixture
Fold one corner of the pastry over it to form a triangle, then continue folding the package over itself, alternating left and right to form a triangular package, until you’ve used up half of the strip. Cut the rest of the strip away and repeat with the rest of the strips.
Place the triangles on a baking tray and brush with butter. Sprinkle with sesame seeds
Bake in the oven for 10-15 minutes until golden brown
Serve warm or cold in lunch boxes. They freeze well in an airtight contained too for up to one month.
Hope the back to routine is going well for you all!
Thank you for reading.
Caroline & The Clean Little Tummies xxx
Ready to eat!