With school restrictions and health concerns, it’s never been harder to pack
nutritious but tasty school lunches. Luckily, help is at hand…
“My grandmother always kept a box of METHOD: the baking sheet and repeat process with
puff pastry in her freezer for the occasional remaining pieces.
merienda.A merienda was when I had friends Roll out puff pastry on a lightly floured
over after school until an hour before dinner. work surface. Cut it lengthwise into strips Brush the tops of the wrapped hot dogs
Never short on ideas, she would make this 3mm wide (you should be able to get 20 with remaining egg mixture and refrigerate
snack, which she called fluffy pigs.” strips from one sheet). Roll out the second for 10 to 15 minutes. Meanwhile, preheat
sheet of puff pastry and repeat the process. the oven to 400F (200C).
MAKES 40 PIGGIES
Line two baking sheets with parchment Bake for approximately 22 minutes,
YOU WILL NEED: paper. rotating the baking trays halfway through.
Piggies are done when they are puffed
All-purpose flour, for work surface Place one hot dog half at the end of a and golden.
1 pack (17-ounces or 490g) puff pastry puff pastry strip. Roll and wrap hot dog
20 all beef hot dogs, halved with the puff pastry strip; brushing it with Allow piggies to cool and serve with
1 large egg, beaten with 1 tbsp water the egg and water mixture to adhere the end ketchup and mustard.
Ketchup and mustard for serving strip. Transfer the wrapped hot dog onto
AVOCADOEGG SALAD WRAPS
“If you are looking for a protein-rich METHOD:
snack or mini meal, this is it! This recipe
comes together quickly with perfectly hard- Place the eggs, avocado, mayonnaise,
boiled eggs.” cumin and salt in a large. Using a fork,
mash ingredients to combine.
Lay tortillas on a flat surface. Divide
YOU WILL NEED: avocado and egg salad mixture evenly on
the centre of each wrap.
4 hard-boiled eggs, peeled
1 large avocado, cubed Roll tightly and cut wraps in half
2 tbsp mayonnaise before serving.
½ tsp cumin powder
¼ tsp salt
4 whole-wheat tortillas
All Recipes taken from
The Best Homemade
Kids’ Snacks on the
Planet by Laura Fuentes