I’m sick (still)! Woken up so poorly 😦 the only thing left in the bakery (big plastic box in our freezer) was two chocolate slices. The smoothie is weetbix, banana, chia and maple. Toasted sandwich etc.
I have a star shaped biscuit (cookie) cutter that i used to make today’s sandwiches pretty for the cherubs 🙂
Thought you might enjoy seeing this budget friendly idea?
Today the lunchboxes are filled with a pretty sandwich, fruit, vegetables, crackers and a banana chocolate smoothies.
Here is the smoothie method
I didn’t really use a recipe, but below makes about 2 litres. Put the following in this order in blender.
5 or 6 ripe small to med cavandish bananas
3 tbsp cocoa
4 tbsp chia seeds
1/2 to 1 can coconut cream
Top with water
Blend until chia thickens mixture- maybe 4 minutes? Will also thicken in the reusable pouches once refridgerated.
I said this morning, “I wonder what you”ll do today”. To which my eldest replied “I’m going to eat my lunch!”
One of the best tips I have read online about lunch preparation is to make the following day’s lunch while you are preparing today’s lunch. It doesn’t work every day but it certainly helps. When I am packing the insulated lunch bags at night, often most of the lunch is already prepared. Usually I have precook and frozen baked goods ready to pack. It saves time.
Tomorrow’s offering is a result of packing throughout the day whilst preparing meals for my little darlings.
Mango, coconut and chia smoothies
Corn crackers with vegan mayonnaise and cheese
Pasta and vegetable box
Tropical fruit box
Vegetable muffin with dairy free cream cheese.
The lunch bags will come home empty 🙂
Hope you have a lovely week xx
This lunch is easy and will be gobbled!
Home made baked beans in a wrap
Peach, spinach and chia smoothie
Baked Beans Recipe
2 cups of dried navy beans
3 425 gm cans of diced tomatoes
3 tbsp tomato ketchup
3 tsp liquid smoke
1 tsp each of dried oregano and parsley
1 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
2 tbsp Massell chicken stock powder
diced onion and garlic
frozen, chopped spinach
1. prepare beans. Soak in cold water for at least 8 hours. Boil beans in large soup pot for at least one hour, until cooked and soft in the middle but still hold shape. Top up with boiling water when required.
2. Drain beans and return to large pot.Add remaining ingredients and cook for a further 30 minutes or so.
3. This makes a large amount, so I keep some in the fridge and freeze a batch.
Excellent layered with dairy free sour cream (Tofutti brand I use), avocado pieces, chopped tomato and salsa.
Wraps as shown above
Served in little lunch containers.
Freezes beautifully for batch cooking.