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SpecItaly Rolls: Easiest, most versatile-ever lunchbox recipes

August 16th, 2016

Submitted by Italian Centre Shop 

Delicious and wholesome doesn’t get much easier. Here’s how to make SpecItaly Rolls:

  • Slice a whole wheat pita in half.
  • Spread with pesto. (The best store-bought pestos have basil, olive oil, pine/cashew nuts as their top three ingredients, in that order.)
  • Add a layer of thin sliced cheese. Havarti is really popular with kids. Then another layer of your favourite deli-meat. Most children really enjoy prosciutto cotto, which has a slightly sweet taste.
  • Finish off with a layer of sliced, succulently sweet cherry tomatoes. Roll up and cut into bite sized slices.

If you’re children don’t like bread much, then leave it out. Spread the prosciutto with a layer of pesto, add the cheese, then the tomatoes and roll up. This doesn’t need toothpicks to keep it together.

The best thing about this recipe is that you can swap out the cheese for feta or provolone, mozzarella or any of your kid’s favourites. Same with deli meat: Try prosciutto di Parma, turkey or salami.  

With over 600 different types of cheeses and deli meats to choose from at the Italian Centre, no two lunches ever need be the same.  You can pick up a whole week’s worth in one trip to the deli, different combinations each day of  cheese and meats, with easy veggies like carrots, cucumbers, tomatoes, lettuce. All wholesome and healthy. And if you let the kids assemble these themselves, they’re learning the basics of how to love cooking.

Tags: food, kids

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