Who doesn’t love a sandwich option when trying to feed your family all day, every day? Bringing you more lunchbox friendly recipes with this one hundred percent whole wheat sandwich bread (that your family will actually eat), making it easier to incorporate whole grains into your diet. I’ve also included a recipe for Pumpkin Seed Butter at the end of the post, which was a bonus post with the blender attachment in January. It makes a wonderful nut-free substitute for peanut butter. And that is especially helpful if you are packing school lunches right now.
If you subscribe to the blog, then you know that we are dedicating August and September to new breakfast, lunch and snack ideas, just as summer comes to an end and a new school year begins. This month started out with a bonus post of Toasted Coconut, Millet and Banana Muffins. (Subscribe to receive bonus posts every month!) Full of whole grains, honey and banana goodness, they make great snacks and on-the-go breakfasts. Next up, a whole wheat yeasted waffle batter that is made up at night and then stashed in the fridge until the next morning for a quick and easy breakfast your family will love. Because, who doesn’t love waffles? And leftover waffles can be frozen for your own healthy version of those ones you pop in the toaster, or used in lieu of sandwich bread to mix up the ol’ PB&J.
Need a new vegetable/side item idea? I didn’t like sweet potatoes at all until I was almost in my twenties and discovered you can do so much more with them than mash with copious amounts of butter and sugar and top with marshmallows. Now I view them as the perfect pairing for spicy, creamy, or acidic flavors. And since they have a healthy dose of starchiness my kid will almost always gobble them up as well. One of my favorite spice combos for sweet potatoes is cumin and smoked paprika. The slightly spicy smokiness of the paprika balances out the sweetness so well and the cumin brings it all together. Pair with a little sour cream jazzed up with lime and chives and you’ll have the most unboring vegetable dish for dinner. Or breakfast, or brunch, or….