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Lunch Box: Quiche

Hard for the kids to spell, but hardly a difficult sell.

What's for Lunch?

The perfect make-ahead meal, quiches can be baked three to four days in advance, then refrigerated and sliced to serve as needed.

Pack a cold slice for school lunch (keep it cold with a frozen juice carton), or if the kids are home on holiday break (and you've got your hands full) they can pop a slice in the microwave.

Serve this quiche with a piece of fruit, and skim milk or water (and we threw in a festive dessert too):

Lunch Box Logic

  • Make ahead. Bake ahead of time and refrigerate, or freeze for longer storage. (Defrost in the refrigerator overnight.)
  • Make it lighter. Follow the recipe as written, but just skip the crust. Now, you've got a frittata!
  • Make it for one. Try making individual quiches using a muffin tin. The baking temperature will be the same, though baking time might vary--just keep an eye on them to be sure they don't burn.
  • Make it different. We chose a spinach quiche, but there's more where that came from. Feel free to swap it with a different one to suit your child's tastes:

Apr. 10, 2010 11:17 am
nothing here is anything my daughter would really eat this stuff? then I must have the pickest 6 yr old ever!
Aug. 16, 2010 9:03 pm
My kids would eat all this stuff. I make them take at least one bite of everything put on their plate. They have to at least try everything one time.No exceptions. I make a point to serve a huge variety of food. Every ethnicity. As a result I have 4 teenagers with very refined palates who love to experiment. be adventurous cooking for your kids, it will pay off in the long run.
Sep. 10, 2010 7:50 am
I second Ronnie! I am blessed to have a 7 year old boy who LOVES sushi, brussel sprouts, feta cheese and asparagus...all because he was exposed to it at a young age. Make an adventure out of trying new foods from various cultures when they are young and you will never have to fight with them at mealtime again :)
Sep. 10, 2010 7:54 am
oh, and a little order to get added fiber and omega 3's in their diet, I add a tablespoon of milled flaxseed in my quiche before baking. It is disguised as "seasoning" and they never know the difference.
Oct. 28, 2010 7:55 am
All five of my kids (4-14) love quiche with ham, cheese, and veggies, but aren't as keen on the spinach recipe (although they still eat it.) Namaka - Try it with familiar ingredients and see what happens.
Mar. 17, 2011 6:40 pm
AwwwwwWwwWwwwWwwwW! I wish my lil sis ate sushi! Shed b with me every fri. If she did!!!!!
Sep. 16, 2011 5:53 am
regarding eating habits in children: my experience is that introducing all foods at a young age is the key...when I say young I mean 2years and up. Too often children are infuenced by what is offered at home.If a parent isn't an adventurous eater, there is a good chance the child won't be either. Little kids like food, I've been teaching cooking classes to 5-9 yr olds and what they eat is definitely related to what they have been exposed to...and repeatingly introducing a food is a good rule. good luck
Sep. 21, 2011 12:16 pm
You can put sliced turkey, ham, or chicken, even diced hot dogs, with any kind of cheese. If your child will eat scrambled eggs then a quiche should go over well. I would leave out onions, my daughter doesn't like them in quiche.
Sep. 3, 2012 8:26 pm
My kids as well love veggies and fruit. They have always eaten it right out of our garden..spinach is there favorite and second is any squash. Favorite dinner quiche the call it"breakfast for dinner"
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