Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Kids Lunchbox Club - Mighty Pillows

My inner health freak was cringing at the thought of sending this to school for my daughter. But then the mother side of me who wants her to grow up enjoying vegan food said that it was ok for a special treat! I don't want her to grow up feeling like vegan food is boring & plain or that she's not allowed a treat. 
With that thought in mind I proceeded to make her day by allowing this to sneak into her lunchbox!
This is easy enough to make in the mornings (well not those rushed mornings!!).

Lay a sheet of puff pastry out. Cut it into 4 strips lengthways.
Spread each strip with vegemite or other yeast spread of choice.
Cut a slice of tofutti cheese into 4 long pieces.
Layer 2 pieces of the cheese on each strip of pastry.

Fold the pastry over and over until it reaches the edge. Press the sides down well til they are mashed together. 
The pastry treat will look like a little 'pillow'.

Place on a lined baking tray and bake at 200C for 15-20mins until golden brown.

Allow to cool slightly before putting into your kiddies (or your own) lunchbox! ;-)

Don't like vegemite?
You can make these pillows with corn relish instead! Equally delicious I promise!


  1. When my sons wanted a treat I use to use Nutella or jam and do the same thing, then sprinkle with sugar - so yummy. These would taste just as nice.

    1. Now that would ~definitely~ be a real treat with nutella or jam!!!!!

  2. She totally deserves the treat after last week! I hope they were enjoyed :)

    I think moderation can be a good thing.. keeps you sane and making good decisions the majority of the time... unless you're me in which case moderation leads to binge eating *rolls eyes*

    These look scrummy and totally something I would make the hubs. Reminds me of cheezymite scrolls, have you tried making them in spirals? Do you reckon the not-cheese would be ok?

    1. I have attempted a scroll shape before and without home made pastry the cheese just seems to go ~everywhere~. I find pressing the ends words so much better for this way :-)

      hehehe yeah anything that appeals to kids usually appeals to husbands as well ;-)

  3. Occasional treats are definitely a good thing :-) My mother was really health focused (not in an excessive way, but I didn't get much packaged food!) when I was young, and I think there was a period where 'treat' food appealed to me much more because of that. She had relaxed somewhat by my sister's arrival (child 3) and my sister was a bit more blase about junk food as a result. I was the child that was completely overwhelmed and got over-excited at birthday parties because I didn't usually have that sort of food! I think you're doing well by your daughter :)

    1. That totally makes sense!
      Boy it can be hard to work out a good balance sometimes that's for sure!!!