Back to school is almost here and we couldn't be more excited! A mum of three, Kathrine Lynch from The Daily Menu, helped us to put together a week of healthy, kid-approved lunchbox ideas that won't break the bank for you to try out*.
In our humble opinion, using a quality bento-style lunchbox allows you to pack a variety of food meaning kids are most likely to get all the nutrients they need for growth and development. Our functional and versatile bento lunchboxes are designed to satisfy all your daily needs from packing school or daycare lunches to taking healthy snacks for a big adventure.
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TERIYAKI CHICKEN RICE BALLS IS A BONUS RECIPE FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY (SCROLL DOWN)
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Teriyaki Chicken Rice Balls
Teriyaki chicken is always popular and these easy-to-make balls go well for school lunches. Take your lunchbox game to the next level with our MAXI Bento 4/6 that makes mealtime irresistible and something to look forward to!
2 cup sushi rice
400g chicken breast
1 Sachet of Lee Kum Kee teriyaki sauce
2 tbsp soy sauce
Cook the sushi rice according to packet directions. Place the hot rice in a non-metallic bowl or tray, add the sushi seasoning according to packet directions, cool it down to room temperature.
Dice the chicken breast into chunks, add a drizzle of oil to a frying pan. Brown the chicken for 6-8 minutes then add the packet of teriyaki sauce. Toss to coat the chicken and continue to cook until the sauce thickens and the chicken is fully cooked in the middle. Cool it down to room temperature.
Assemble the rice balls by wetting your hands with cold water, place a small amount of rice in the palm of your hand and flatten. Add some of the teriyaki chicken and then more rice on top. Shape into a ball. Repeat until you have used all of the rice and chicken (makes approximately 10 balls).
Slice in half using a wet knife for a bite-sized pieces (if needed). Serve with soy sauce.
Photo and recipe courtesy of Kathrine Lynch (The Daily Menu).
Calories 210, Carbs 26 grams, Sugar 19 grams, Fat 4 grams, Protein 6 grams, Fiber 20 grams