Sssh until last weekend I was a savoury muffin virgin! Why had no-one introduced me to these lovelies before? I made them on a whim. My kids are really not fans of sandwiches, in fact I’m wondering about just doing away with bread altogether in our house (my husband may have something to say about that one). So I’m always on the lookout for new lunch combos. Otherwise my kids will turn into crackers….. well they are already a bit crackers to be honest 😉
This little stunner of a recipe hits a bonus point. It is a great way to get extra vegetables in.
I cooked these up and had to actually stop the small people from eating them all. 4 of them went as a bedtime snack!
On Monday I send them with a packed lunch to a playgroup with my husband and this week EVERYTHING in their packed lunch was eaten. So my new theory is muffins make the world a better place.
Having been brought a lovely large bag of spinach by my grandmother and being inspired by some of the smoothie recipes I’ve been looking at recently…I decided to give it a go. Now I’ve made smoothies in the past but they’ve always been fruit ones. I’d never tried the vegetables option…until now.
Smoothies can be great for helping you get more fruit and vegetables in your diet and also good to help introduce different fruits and veggies into your day. The one I made is a good source of iron, folate, zinc, magnesium and potassium.
I don’t have a proper smoothie maker, and to be honest I’m not a fan of having multiple kitchen gadgets that clutter up the worktops (my hubby may beg to differ on that), so I just have a food processor, and it did a great job.
So first thing in the morning I felt inspired, here’s the recipe I tried out:
1 large handful of baby spinach
1 medium banana
1 kiwi fruit
Blend up with a splash of water. Here’s how mine looked….I know it looks very green but it was surprisingly tasty. Be inspired, get creative and let me know how your smoothies turn out!
Freelance Dietitian specialising in helping those with Eating Disorders and a Media Spokesperson for the profession.