Getting children involved in food preparation and developing understanding of healthy eating is an important part of early education. Making these nest frittatas for Easter is an easy, fun way of introducing these topics while exploring the traditional celebration of Easter.
Producing these treats will help children to practice and develop their teamwork and co-operation skills, while coming to understand the importance of following step-by-step recipes carefully. At the same time, each child will have the opportunity to produce their own individual frittata, adding additional ingredients that they like to make their’s special.
For six Nest Frittatas, you will need
- 500g spaghetti cooked
- 6 eggs
- Grated Parmesan
- Chopped herbs / spinach (optional)
- Lettuce to garnish
- Place the required number of paper cases into your muffin tray. Take your cooked spaghetti, and fill each case with equal amounts. Be sure to ensure that you leave plenty of space in each case for the other ingredients.
- In a mixing bowl, crack an egg and beat until the yolk and white are fully combined. Add a small amount of parmesan to the egg, and mix again.
- Carefully pour the egg and parmesan mixture into one of the cases ensuring that you don’t spill or overfill it. Repeat process this for each nest.
- Top each nest with some chopped herbs, a little spinach, or any other available toppings of your choice.
- Bake for around 3o minutes at 180C, making sure that the egg is cooked through and firm.
- Once baked, allow to cool sufficiently, and serve the frittatas with lettuce or other salad leaves. Then simply enjoy!
- Ask the children to discuss what food types are in the recipe, whether they see them as healthy foods, and why
- Invite the class to alter the recipe by adding their own healthy ingredients or toppings and explaining their choices