Italian Mini Meatballs



K I D S   L U N C H B O X  I D E A S




Are your kids a little bored of the standard sandwich? Find new inspiration in lunch box ideas that are simple to make and full of nutrition.

Try these Mini Italian Meatballs with easy-to-eat snacks that are sure to return an empty lunchbox!



I N G R E D I E N T S   M E T H O D  

1 slice Homebrand Wholemeal bread
(for meatballs)

150 g Homebrand beef mince
(for meatballs)

1 tbs Leggos tomato paste (no added salt)
(for meatballs)

1 tbs Milel shredded parmesan cheese
(for meatballs)

2 Real Foods multigrain corn thins
(for snack)

1 Willow Farm Hummus
(for snack)

30 g Homebrand tasty cheese
(cut into sticks, for snack)

2 cherry tomatoes
(for snack)

1/4 continental cucumber
(cut into batons, for snack)

1/2 cup red grapes
(for snack)


For Meatballs…


Step 1: Process bread in a food processor until crumbs form (to make 1/4 cup breadcrumbs).

Place in a medium bowl with mince, tomato paste and parmesan. Use clean hands to mix until

well combined.Roll mixture into 8 balls.


Step 2: Heat a large non-stick frying pan over medium heat. Spray lightly with oil. Cook meatballs,

turning, for 6-8 minutes or until golden and cooked through. Set aside to cool, then cover and

refrigerate until needed.


Step 3: Pack half the meatballs in a small airtight container next to frozen drink or cool brick in

lunch box to keep cool. Wrap remaining meatballs in an airtight container in the fridge.


Snack: Pack corn thins and hummus separately, so corn thins don’t soften. Place in lunch box.

Place cheese, tomatoes and cucumber in a plastic container in lunch box.

Place grapes in a plastic container in lunch box.



*Recipe thanks to Woolworths


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