Savoury Lunchbox Muffins from Get Your Kids To Eat Anything by Emily Leary – Irresistible muffins, packed with vegetables, cheese, sage and cumin, these are perfect to make at the weekend and then enjoy in packed lunches.
I’m very excited to share this recipe with you, as it’s from my friend Emily’s new cookbook – How To Get Your Kids To Eat Anything, which is being released today.
Emily blogs at A Mummy Too and she was one of the first food bloggers I remember being introduced to when I first started out several years ago. She’s a brilliant, creative cook and a really lovely person, so I’m thrilled for her that she’s now releasing her debut cookbook.
What is Get Your Kids To Eat Anything about?
The idea behind Get Your Kids To Eat Anything is to introduce five steps to getting your kids (well not just kids, anyone actually) to try new foods and incorporate them into their diet. Each step is accompanied with plenty of extra advice, activities to do with your family and most importantly, a selection of delicious recipes for you to try.
What I love about this book is that it’s so much more than just a cookbook. There’s a load of ideas for getting your kids involved in growing, buying and cooking their food. I particularly love the ideas for getting them searching for different foods when they’re out and about. My boys get bored pretty quickly in the supermarket, so having some extra challenges to keep them entertained (with the bonus of learning something about the food they’re eating) is brilliant. There are also lots of spaces to record what you’ve discovered together.
I also love how simple the recipes are to prepare, they don’t have lots of unusual ingredients, complicated steps or fancy equipment. Everything is very do-able regardless of how confident you are in the kitchen, and it also means it’s easy for your kids to get involved in the cooking too.
So what are the five phases?
Get Your Kids To Eat Anything uses a 5-phase approach to encourage even the fussiest of eaters to learn about food and to try new things. You’ll have to read the book to find out all about them, but just to give you a taste they are:
Free From/Suitable For
The ingredients I used to make this recipe are all free from the following allergens. However, please check any labels carefully for allergens you need to avoid as brands can vary and product recipes can change over time.
- Suitable for Vegetarians
- Tree Nut-Free
- Sulphur Dioxide & Sulphite-Free
Where to buy Get Your Kids To Eat Anything
If you simply can’t wait to see if you’ve won my giveaway to get your copy, then Get Your Kids To Eat Anything can be purchased from Amazon either in hardback or Kindle edition.
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Savoury Lunchbox Muffins
- 2 medium free-range eggs
- 150 ml whole milk
- 100 ml olive oil
- 120 g cheddar cheese, grated
- 2 tsp garlic granules
- 1 tsp dried sage or finely chopped sage leaves from your herb garden
- 1 tsp ground cumin
- 250 g frozen chopped vegetable mix
- 250 g self-raising flour
- oil spray - if not using muffin cases
- salt and pepper
- Pre-heat the oven to 200°C/180°C fan. Beat the eggs (2 medium) in a large bowl. Add the milk (150ml) and olive oil (100ml) and beat again. Next, stir in the cheese (120g), garlic granules (2 tsp), sage (1 tsp), cumin (1 tsp) and vegetables (250g).
- Fold in the flour (250g) and some salt and pepper - the mixture will become stodgy - don't worry!
- Line a 12-hole muffin tray with muffin cases (or lightly spray each muffin hole with oil). Spoon the batter evenly into the muffin cases, making sure each one is level. Bake for 20-25 minutes, until golden on top.
- Cool for a few minutes in the tray, then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely. Store the muffins in an airtight container in the refrigerator.
Any nutritional information provided is the estimated nutritional information per serving. Please refer to my guide to Charlotte’s Lively Kitchen nutritional information if you would like to learn more about how this is calculated.
Before I Go…
If you like the look of the green lunchbox pictured above, you can buy it from the Eats Amazing shop (there’s a selection of different colours if green’s not for you!). It’s a Yumbox, which has segments for different types of food. The great thing about it is that each section is watertight so lots of different foods can be included in your child’s packed lunch without the need to wrap them in a load of plastic to protect them.
Lucy Robinson says
I struggle to get my kiddies to eat potatoes.
Adrian Bold says
We don’t like mushrooms very much!
Fiona jk42 says
At the moment it’s hard to get my granddaughter to eat spicy food, which is a bit inconvenient as my husband is of Indian origin and cooks quite a lots of spicy food. It means that if he wants to cook some delicious curries for the rest of the family, he has to cook a separate meal for our granddaughter. It would be great if we could get her to eat with us.
Rebecca Funnell says
Chris Andrews says
home made soup is a struggle, they like the canned stuff but not ‘the real thing’
troy easton says
Diane Duggan says
My kids refuse to eat broccoli.
kim d says
If i’d been writing this 10 years ago the list would have been long. Today because I’ve persevered and involved the kids in cooking it’s down to cabbage. Everything else will be tolerated as long as it’s not every meal
Amy Bondoc says
mushroos! my daughter hates the l;ook smell and dtexture of them!
Kim M says
Sprouts! – a losing battle I think x
Ruth lee says
Charlotte Woodward says
I struggle to get my youngest son, 5, to eat anything other than jam sandwich and a banana…. every meal!
Katerina Economides says
KENNETH JACKSON says
my daughter could sure use this with her children
This sounds great. I have two fussy eaters but in completely opposite ways! It would be nice to make one meal that everyone eats 🙂
One doesn’t eat carrots and the other doesn’t eat broccoli!
Ruth Tripp says
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Rachael Sexey says
I struggle to get my children to eat onion
Rebecca Whatmore says
Tomatoes and mushrooms
Paula turner says
Any salad or vegetable tbh especially onions! It’s a daily struggle