A Happy Lunch
Posted: Tuesday, February 2, 2010 by Lucy & Michael
It's hard to get lunches right. Grownups want healthy, kids want yummy (and usually nothing that will draw a comment from their lunch buddies). How to make everyone happy?
We've come up with a fantastic recipe for Banana Muffins that everyone loves. The children think they're just yummy muffins, and we can see that they're packed with protein (from wheat germ), fiber (from oatmeal), and fruit (you guessed it).
A bonus from making these muffins is that you make a batch of 15 and freeze them. Take one out in the morning to pack in the lunchbox, and it's defrosted by the time lunch rolls around. Easy, healthy, delicious. That's a happy lunch.
3/4 cup whole wheat flour
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup sugar
1 tablespoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup oats (not quick-cooking)
3/4 cup toasted wheat germ
1 1/2 cups mashed banana (about 2 very ripe bananas)
1/2 cup lowfat or skim milk
1 egg white
1/3 cup applesauce
1 teaspoon vanilla
milk chocolate chips (optional)