On my last shopping trip with kids the question arose what to purchase and pack for school lunches. I find it very hard to come up with a meal that is healthy, tasty, stays fresh until eaten and doesn’t include a boring sandwich. I also refuse to get up super early in the mornings to cook a lunch from scratch to take. My daughter was looking through some of my cooking magazines for inspiration on her lunches and found this crunchy ramen school snack mix. Well, I know, it is not a lunch, but a start, because she also likes to take little snacks for in between classes.
This crunchy ramen school snack mix is a mixture of cornflakes, cashews and ramen noodles. It gets seasoned with cayenne pepper and curry. You can also add peas or any other nut to personalize your crunchy ramen snack mix to your liking. Enjoy!
|Crunchy Ramen School Snack||
- 2 packages ramen, broken into small pieces (discard seasoning package)
- 1 cup cashews
- 1 cup cornflakes
- 1 cup peanuts (my daughter omitted them)
- 3 Tablespoons good vegetable oil
- 4 teaspoons curry powder
- ½ teaspoon cayenne pepper
- ½ teaspoon fine salt
- ½ cup fried or freeze-dried peas (my daughter omitted them)
- Preheat your oven to 400 F (200 C). Line a baking sheet with silicon pad or baking paper.
- Mix curry powder, cayenne pepper and salt. Set aside.
- Mix ramen, nuts, cornflakes and peas. Add the oil and mix until well coated.
- Sprinkle the mixture with the spices.
- Place the snack mixture in one even layer on the baking sheet and bake for 10 minutes.
- Let cool before serving.
Adapted from my copie of everyday food magazine, issue September 2012.
I would to link this post back to my friend Marla’s blog @ Family Fresh Cooking. She started Project lunch box. Here you will find many more inspirations to pack a healthy lunch for yourself and your loved ones.