Whether you have just the one kiddo or a whole tribe of them, keeping them in a steady supply of healthy (ish) snacks takes some doing. And if said kiddos are of school age, the ‘what shall I put in their lunchbox’ conundrum’ is a real parenting challenge. We hear you – and we’re here to fix that snack-gap. We’ve been baking up a storm in the quest to trial (and eat) these easy peasy savoury and sweet muffin recipes for kids.
Savour the savouries
Mac ‘n’ cheese is always a dinner winner in our house, so turning it into muffin form is, in our book, pure genius! We like this easy and yummy recipe by Stay At Home Mum. Pop some sweetcorn or other veggies in to ramp up the ‘slightly healthier’ factor.
If your little one is not a fan of cheese then here’s an option that they’ll love as much as you will. These vegetable savoury muffins by Healthy Little Foodies are easy and fun to make so why not whip up a veggie storm in the kitchen with the help of your mini-chefs?
Check out theser healthy breakfast egg muffins by Well Plated. They’re loaded with goodness for an alternative start to the day for the whole family. Leftovers keep nicely in the fridge for three days, and can be frozen too. Add and subtract from the ingredients according to your tot’s palate.
Blueberries and beetroot mixed together into one muffin? It shouldn’t work, but it totally does! These colourful little numbers by The Lean Green Bean will be a hit with the whole fambam. Honest.
Bananas, Greek yoghurt and chocolate chips in one tasty recipe by Creme de la Crumb are indeed as delish as they sound. So much YES!
An unusual but tasty combo, gluten-free chocolate chip and zucchini muffins are just the right balance of naughty and nice. Try this recipe by Sarah Remmer for lunchbox fillers that are (kinda) guilt-free.
Gooey yumminess is what you’ll get if you whip up a batch of these quinoa and pear muffins by Parenting First Cry. Hot tip: they are at their most delicious while they’re still warm: mmmmm.
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