School Holiday Survival Guide!

Updated: May 16, 2019

So who breathed a sigh of relief only to realise, like I did, that a large part of the next two weeks are going to be all about feeding children!

I don't know about you, but when the twins are home there is a constant chorus of "Mummy I am hungry" or "Mummy can I have....".

And for those of you like me, who need to pack morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea for Vacation Care, lunchboxes still need to be packed.

The recipes are also a great home based activity as they are easy enough for budding little chefs to help make, or older budding chefs to make on their own!

So here is the EDMK Easter School Holiday Survival Guide. Like everything, these recipes can be made in advance, are freezer friendly and some can be served hot or cold.

I hope this helps with the "What is there to eat Mum I am starving" comments that are sure to be heard a 100 times a day!

Ham Pesto and Cheese Muffins

Ham Pesto and Cheese Muffins: These muffins are fantastic and easy. Those who follow the EDMK social media pages will remember these are the muffins my little fella made on his own (well a little help from Mum) when he was recently off sick.

He sat by the oven and watched them rise and then promptly named them "Hulk" muffins due to the pesto and ate 2!

Perfect straight out of the oven or cold in a lunchbox!

Chicken Ragu Pies

Chicken Ragu Pies: Double winner for your family - dinner one night, lunch the next day! These pies were a huge winner for our lunchboxes recently. I cooked these in the air fryer so for those who are home these school holidays they are a quick fix for hungry kids as they cooked in 10 minutes!

Cheesey Tuna Pies

Cheesy Tuna Pies: I LOVE Tuna. With Easter approaching I always look to create a Good Friday option that is quick and easy for lunch. With a cheesey sauce, tuna and some vegetables wrapped in beautiful buttery puff pastry these are the perfect Good Friday lunch option with some leftovers for the school holidays!

Apple and Blueberry Slice

Apple & Blueberry Slice: This slice would have to be one of my favourites recently. I love the texture of the chunks of fruit and the fact that the slice crumbles as you take a big bite. It is the perfect snack for kids during the holidays.

Chicken Lasagne Cups

Chicken Lasagne Cups: I love these purely because it is a great way to use up leftover chicken, and because who doesn't love lasagne! Another great hot or cold option for the school holidays and whether you use wraps, lasagne sheets or even bread, it's the perfect way to fill up the kids without spending too much time in the kitchen.

To finish...

I hope these new recipes give you some inspiration in dealing with the food demands over the school holidays .

School holidays are the perfect time to give your kids a love of cooking and lots of laughter and mess in the kitchen! EDMK would love to see some photos of your kids cooking our recipes in your kitchen, so remember to post them on our Instagram page.

Happy baking, and may you all have an amazing Easter holiday!

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