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The verdict is in for the courgette muffin…. ?/10

dun dun duuuuuuun!!!!! 
Could’ve been worse!!

It’s a no … To anything but muffins in muffin case

It’s a maybe …. To eating it like bread once we get over that it was in muffin case!

Saving grace?!!

My daughter had no probs …. Ate the  bread muffin for lunch and enjoyed it!

This is great because remember she doesn’t like brown bread in sandwiches so it will be terrific for me to add the wholemeal flour, seed  bread/muffin to her lunch 🙂

A happy accident

Scored me a five

…. Not bad ……. Worth the effort

My slashed muffin .... Into mini bread slices. Who on earth did I think I was?
My slashed muffin …. Into mini bread slices. Who on earth did I think I was?

….. All in a day of a Mum on a mission!

Next week: learn what to do with those crusts …. And voting time for kids on lunch stuff so far, the best and the worst …

I can take it!!!

…… Because I know I’ll have a bar of dark choc hid for after you ve all gone to bed 🙂

X Christine

Ps: this post is the sequel to courgette muffin post in case your scratching your head

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Nervous mum! 

So ….. I went for the big one on my lunchbox challenge!!

….. The courgette savoury muffin

….. Except i went hardcore no white flour, baking powder, just goodness!

….. But will it be a line crossed?


… Will the kids come home and tell me there was kids gathered around their table shouting ewwwww!

I’m expecting the worse …. and hoping for the best!!!

I’m up for tweaking the recipe so it doesn’t look so much like a raw food vegan health market purchase ( heehee it wouldn’t qualify of course with the eggs)

I know it’s tasty by the look of it, but I served it in bun cases so I’m afraid there may be confusion …..

….. that it’s a healthy bread pretending to be a cup cake lol!!!

…. I should’ve just made it in a loaf tin !!!!!

Ah well,

Too late now!!!

It’s gone to the unjust biased audience of kids that show no mercy with their opinions!!!

I can’t wait for the feedback!

……as I nervously bite the tops of knuckles ……

Wish me luck!!!

Christine x

Ps: vegan health markets are actually my idea of a slice of heaven

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no bake flap jacks

Heres what you need

2 cups oats

60g butter

1 tblsp honey

1 tblsp good peanut butter …. or make your own

mixed seeds chia and linseed mix

4 squares of dark choc ( 75% cocoa)

Heres what to do

line a baking tray with parchment / baking paper

melt the butter in the saucepan

add the oats, peanut butter, honey and mix through until mixture come together in the saucepan. (adjust ingredients if necessary ….add a little extra butter, or honey if mixture seems very dry.

break in the dark chocolate and stir through

Pour the mixture onto the baking paper, and pat down forming a square

pop into the fridge … or freezer for quicker setting time

when set, cut your flapjack mixture into small squares and store them in a airtight container in the fridge for use.

voila!!


sharing is caring !!!

I’m doing the lunchbox challenge as a task from my role as food ambassador  for Jamie Oliver food revolution, a role I’m passionate about.

I’d love if you could share this post to inspire other families to get on board 🙂

Thanks a bunch

Christine x


***** you can tweak this recipe to taste. you can add coconut oil instead of butter, or half and half. You can leave out the choc chips, or replace with dried fruit!!

have a go !! …. with a good quality nut butter, and seed mix, its an ideal lunch box snack high in nutritional value and low glycemic load, giving a slower release of energy throughout the day 🙂

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Back 2 school …. Day 1

Menu plan for dinners ….   Check!

Menu plan for lunchbox ….  Check!

Here we go ….

Lunchbox mania

What’s easy?

What will they eat?

What’s fresh and will help them grow that they will eat … Hmmm

Here’s the first day !

lettuce wraps with chicken and hummus … pepper and cucumber and melon and strawberries
rye crackers with peanut butter
greek yogurt with a little maple syrup and vanilla extract

I added homemade protein bars

Feedback from kids?

Empty lunch boxes yay! My daughter told me to wrap the lettuce  better her chicken fell out!

Not bad!!

See ya for day 2!

Ps: check out my 8 tips for healthy lunch boxes here


X Christine