Tag Archives: spinach

Savoury Muffins: now you can have your cake and eat it for lunch.

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!

Dietitian UK: Jboy with Spinach Muffin

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.


Dietitian UK:Spinach Savoury Muffins

Savoury Muffins
Yields 12
Write a review
Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
25 min
Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
25 min
152 calories
15 g
26 g
8 g
4 g
2 g
61 g
287 g
1 g
0 g
5 g
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
Amount Per Serving
Calories 152
Calories from Fat 75
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 8g
Saturated Fat 2g
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 4g
Cholesterol 26mg
Sodium 287mg
Total Carbohydrates 15g
Dietary Fiber 1g
Sugars 1g
Protein 4g
Vitamin A
Vitamin C
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  1. 225g self raising flour
  2. 100g cream cheese
  3. 150g fresh spinach or 6 lumps of frozen spinach (I didn't weigh it)
  4. 1 egg
  5. grated nutmeg
  6. 150ml semi skimmed milk
  7. 60ml oil
  1. Preheat the oven to Gas Mark 6.
  2. Measure the flour out.
  3. Mix in the cream cheese and spinach with the grated nutmeg.
  4. Now add the egg and the milk with the oil.
  5. Mix to a lumpy batter.
  6. Spoon into muffin cases and bake for 20-25 minutes.
Dietitian UK https://www.dietitianuk.co.uk/

Green Smoothie: Spinach, Banana and Kiwi fruit.

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!

Spinach, Banana and Kiwi Smoothie
Spinach, Banana and Kiwi Smoothie