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Veggie & Brown Rice Timbales

Veggie & Brown Rice Timbales

By: Lisa Guy

These wholesome timbales make a perfect healthy lunchbox addition. They’re packed with protein and fibre so your kids feel satisfied and less likely to crave sugary treats. This recipe is also a great way to get your kids to eat more veggies.



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  • Olive oil
  • 1 small onion, finely chopped
  • 1-2 garlic cloves, crushed & chopped
  • 3 cups mixed vegetables (peas, corn kernels, spinach, small pieces broccoli or cauliflower)
  • 1 cup cooked brown rice
  • 6 organic eggs
  • 1/3 cup organic milk
  • 1/3 cup grated cheddar cheese
  • Pumpkin seeds, for topping


  • Preheat oven to 200°C and grease a 12-hole muffin tray with a little olive oil.
  • Heat a little olive oil in a frying pan on medium heat. Add onion and garlic and cook for a few mins before adding the vegetables. Cook until tender.
  • Add cooked rice to the pan and gently combine.
  • In a medium bowl, whisk eggs and milk and then stir through cheese.
  • Spoon vegetable and rice mixture evenly out into the muffin holes, then pour egg mixture over the top of each.
  • Sprinkle with pumpkin seeds and then put in the oven for 30 mins until timbales are cooked through, or when a skewer comes out of the centre cleanly.


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Lisa Guy

Lisa Guy

Lisa Guy is a respected Sydney-based naturopath, author and passionate foodie with 16 years of clinical experience. She runs a naturopathic clinic in Rose Bay called Art of Healing and is the founder of Bodhi Organic Tea.

Lisa is a great believer that good wholesome food is one of the greatest pleasures in life and the foundation of good health. Lisa encourages her clients to get back to eating what nature intended: good, clean, wholesome food that’s nutrient-rich and free from high levels of sugars, harmful fats, artificial additives and pesticides. Her aim is to change the way people eat, cook and think about food.

Lisa is an avid health writer, being a regular contributor to The Sunday Telegraph's Body and Soul, and leading magazines including WellBeing. Lisa is an author of five books to date, including My Goodness: all you need to know about children’s health and nutrition , Pregnancy Essentials, Heal Yourself, Listen to your Body and Healthy Skin Diet .

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