Oliver loves broccoli bites. It is the only way to get him to eat broccoli. But, I wanted to change them up a bit and saw a recipe with rice online. I didn't want to use the recipe I found. It didn't seem very healthy, so I opted to change it up. So, this is what I came up with:
Broccoli Cheese Casserole Cupcakes
2 cups cooked brown rice
8 ounces chopped broccoli
3 ounces sharp cheddar cheese
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Mix rice, broccoli, cheese (reserving about two tablespoons), and egg together in a small bowl. Divide between twelve prepared muffin cups. Sprinkle remaining cheese on top. Bake 30 minutes.
These are the perfect size! I put two in Oliver's lunch box. Here is a pic of one of his lunches this week. Along with the bites I put in green grapes and ants on a log. -- I find that I often somehow accidentally end up sending foods that are all the same color! I've made his lunches healthier with more diverse foods -- but I probably need to start working on presentation!
Nah, I probably won't. This article sums up perfectly my feelings on decorative lunch boxes! Thanks to Sherri for sharing!
Oliver does, however, love a good note! I keep most of mine pretty basic, -- although, I have made some reusable ones, thrown a few jokes in, and drew some pictures. Oliver tends to favor puns -- so some of his favorites have been: "Have a Whale of a Good Day", "Lego to the park after school", and the one below. Please don't judge me for my art.
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