I hope you have had a wonderful summer break, we are now on the countdown to school starting!
There is nothing like feeling a little organised at the start of the school year, even if it just lasts the first week! One of the biggest struggles for kids and parents alike is mornings, there seems to be so much to do. Everyone is tired at the start of the year adjusting to early mornings again while it is still so hot and getting them out the door in time is no easy feat!
All families have a different way of doing school mornings, some are military precision with lunch boxes made the evening before and kids completely on track with chores and getting themselves sorted, others are more relaxed and fly through the morning hoping it all comes right in the end. We are possibly more on the side of the second group!
Going back to school can actually be stressful in a number of ways, from school fees to stationary costs, to the kids struggling with tiredness so any little thing you can do to make it easier is well worth it.
I wanted to share with you some simple recipes that you can whip up on the weekend, big batches or double batches if you prefer and pop in the freezer, then when it comes to mornings you can simply get out the few items you need and pop them in their lunch box and they will be thawed out by lunch.
The five recipes I have linked to below are all super simple, some savoury some sweet, so there should be something for everyone! I definitely do not suggest you have to bake all 5 in one afternoon, but hey for us we now have the freezer stocked for weeks!
So without further ado here are FIVE recipes I have whipped up to test and taste to make your back to school days more about the excitement and new beginnings and less about the stress!
Simply click on the images below to see all the details on how to whip up these delicious recipes yourself.
Apple & Maple Syrup Wholemeal Muffins
These beautifully scented muffins make a great addition to the lunch box. Sweetened with maple syrup and applesauce they are a great healthy alternative and the smell of these baking will have everyone come running
Vege Loaded Muffins
These muffins are hard to resist fresh from the oven. The base recipe is ideal for adding extra vege so that you can feel content with some goodness in the kids day! Anything from zucchini, carrot, corn, spring onions, capsicum, and brocolli can be added for extra flavour and texture.
Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins
This is a classic recipe, hearty muffins with beautiful flavours of banana and cinnamon. Simply take one out of the freezer for the school lunch box and it will be thawed by morning tea!
Mini Crustless Quiche
This is such a simple quick recipe but the result is so delicious! Might pay to make a double batch of these too as it is hard to let them pass before you get enough packed away in the freezer.
Chocolate Zucchini Carrot Muffins
Rich and chocolatey they have a hidden surprise of vegetables that most kids won’t notice. Some kids do, oh boy, some kids you couldn’t hide anything from!! lol
I hope you have enjoyed these delicious simple lunch box filling ideas.
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The Chocolate Zucchini Carrot Muffins look fab!
Thanks, it’s a great little recipe
Thanks for the easy and lovely recipes. Looking forward to making them and freezing. I use to bake every few days and not freeze so had to keep making stuff. Thanks for the tip. I make part of the lunch boxes ready in the evening and keep other stuff ready from evening also.
Love the recipes. Nice and easy and would do for half the week too.