Monday, May 21, 2012

Meatless Monday - Kid food: Silverbeet and pumpkin mini quiches




Kid food is fun! Well it is to me, anyway, as I always love making stuff in tiny sizes. No wonder I love bento so much.

I made about 24 of these gorgeous little things and ate about 20 myself when Abby was reticent to investigate them. Veggie Dad took some for work lunches and the rest I froze. Still not sure if they'll work out, time will tell, I suppose! I find them very handy to just grab and eat on the go, a healthy alternative to what was most likely going to be a muesli bar or biscuit or something.

You could always just put the mix in one quiche plate if you're wanting something bigger, but I find these little portions to be no extra effort.

Ingredients:
1.5 cups cubed pumpkin, steamed 2 minutes
chopped silverbeet, spinach or kale
1-2 tomatoes, chopped
2 cups grated cheese
1 small onion, chopped fine
2 cloves garlic, minced
3 eggs
1.5 cups milk
1/2 cup self-raising flour
salt
pepper

Directions:

1. In muffin trays, distribute cubed pumpkin, silverbeet, tomato and cheese evenly.

2. In a large bowl, mix onion, garlic, milk, eggs and flour until combined.

3. Transfer to a jug and pour a little into each muffin tray. You don't really need much, it will puff as it cooks and you're really just looking to bind the ingredients, not have them swim in it.

4. Bake in a 180-200C oven for 15 minutes until puffed and golden.


Serve hot, warm or cold.


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14 comments:

  1. Yum they look delicious :-) I'm making mini zucchini slice muffins today for my little Miss (hopefully she likes them!) xx

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  2. Perfect Veggie Mama! Thanks for the inspiration you give me every week/day :D

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  3. ooooh, I see a batch of these in my future! Thanks for the post, they look sublime :)

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  4. These are so perfect. I just picked silverbeet from our veggie patch and I'm always looking for new food for my toddler to eat thats healthy and tasty. I think these are on the dinner menu tomorrow night :-)

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  5. oh yum! they look great! x

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  6. Ooh how did they go? Zucchini fritters were a big fail here :(

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  7. you are SO welcome! Thank YOU!

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  8. They're pretty damn good, if I do say so myself ;-)

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  9. They're such a good way of gettting them to eat such a strong-flavoured veggie. Can't even tell in these things!

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  10. Thanks for hosting! Your muffins look fabulous. Just wanted to let you know that I mentioned  you in my National Vegetarian Week post this week. 
    http://glutenfreewithjudee.blogspot.com/2012/05/national-vegetarian-week.html

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  11. Goodness me, thank you so much!

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