Combine the lamb, egg, onion, mushrooms, cinnamon, parsley and spinach in a bowl. Use your hands to mix well.
Take large tablespoon sized handfuls of mixture and shape around a paddle pop stick. Flatten slightly.
Heat the oil in a large frying pan over medium heat. Add the koftas and fry for a few minutes either side, or until the meat is brown and cooked through.
Serve with yoghurt or tzatziki dip. Or, you can skip the paddle pop step and wrap the lamb in pita bread with a drizzle of yoghurt.
Serving food on sticks in lunchboxes can be a simple, yet fun and inspiring way for children to enjoy their red meat especially for children who are anxious about trying new foods, who don’t like the way certain foods feel to the touch or who don’t like getting their hands dirty when they eat.
Storage: Place the cooked koftas in the fridge immediately and use in lunchboxes within 1-2 days. Wrap in plastic wrap or a reusable food pocket for lunchboxes and store with appropriate cool packs to ensure the food is still fresh by lunchtime. The koftas can be stored in the freezer for 1-2 months.