Anyone doing some isolation baking right now? Or anyone trying to, but the grocery store shelves are rather bare? With the current situation in mind, we’ve created a muffin recipe that is more like a format, where you can swap things in and out. If you have kids, this substitution game can be a pretty fun scavenger hunt of what you have on hand. Also, pull out all the festive cupcake/muffin paper liners. The small things help right now as we all adjust to a very different normal. Hope this brings a little sanity and happiness to your life. Baking is pretty good therapy.
Wrapping up our back-to-school series with a fun and tasty recipe that is sure to be a kid-pleaser. Pizza is a pretty kid friendly food, but cold leftover pizza is not always the best lunchbox option. Enter pizza rolls! A soft whole wheat dough rolled up cinnamon roll style with your favorite pizza toppings inside, and of course extra sauce for dipping. Make up a batch on the weekend and fill up those lunchboxes with cheesy carby goodness that is sure to be gone when the lunchbox comes back home.
More back-to-school/lunchbox ideas with these unusual but delicious cookies. An after school snack (or afternoon coffee break!) of chocolate chip cookies is both iconic and nostalgic. Who doesn’t want a cookie or three to look forward to and get them through the rest of the day? My daughter always wants a sweet treat in her lunchbox, so I use it as a way to sneak in some healthy goodness. Cookies are a great vehicle to “hide” healthy ingredients in. While these have butter, sugar and chocolate chips (because I want them to actually taste good!!), they are also full of whole wheat pastry flour, oats, almond meal and an extra dose of protein from pureed lentils, which I promise you can’t taste. And if gluten-free or nut allergies are a concern, don’t worry, we’ve got you covered with substitute ideas at the bottom of the recipe.