Lunchbox Beef Nuggets

Apr 20, 2022


Ever feel like your meals are on repeat? Yep, that was me just last week. 

We had quality fam bam time back on Kangaroo Island. It was bliss.

When I was getting organised with family foods we needed for our stay, I gravitated toward three of our regular meals.

As I was muttering to myself, miss 3 overheard and responded with "Oh not Veggie Loaf again Mum!" 

She does love it (especially warm with a dollop of butter). I know she does by the empty plate each time it's dished up as a quick lunch. But after thinking about it, I agreed. Let's try something new!

Are you hearing me?

I know the difficulty when it comes to healthy, kid approved ideas for lunches and lunchboxes for little ones. Miss 3 would love to have Citrus Snowballs and Gummies all day long if it was up to her.

But, protein and iron are important for their growth, so I've been trying out new ideas for her lunchbox. Along with my Thai Chicken Nuggets, these Lunchbox meatballs were a hit...even cold the next day in her lunchbox.

Best of all, if you have nut free restrictions, these pass the test. Plus they're totally breastfeeding friendly to support your newborns gut health. 


Lunchbox Beef Nuggets

What You'll Need:

500gm beef mince

2 eggs

1 dessertspoon Gevity Bone Broth Glue (for my patients you can source this from

1 tsp tamari

1/2 cp rainbow chard, spinach or baby spinach, chopped

1/2 cup fresh herbs (a blend of parsley, basil and oregano are my fav bu my daughter also loved adding mint)

1 tbsp arrowroot flour (for the mix) + 1 cup extra (for rolling)

Salt & pepper, to season 

1-2 tablespoon ghee or coconut oil, per cooking batch

What You'll Need To Do:

 Add all ingredients but the flour into a large bowl and mix well with your hands.

Sprinkle the extra arrowroot flour onto a large plate.

Roll around 1 tablespoon sized amounts of the mixture into a small ball and use the arrowroot powder to coat the balls as you roll.

Add them to a plate, ready for cooking straight away.

Heat the ghee in a fry pan over medium- high heat and add balls, slightly squishing them flat on top.

Cook for 5-10 minutes each side before serving warm with your fav salad or veggies. Try my pesto or tahini mint dipping sauce for a tomato free serving sauce.

Or allow them to cool and refrigerate for 2 days or freeze for a quick lunch option later on. 


For further meal inspo, check to these option I have for you- brekkie recipes +  baby & toddler meals.


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