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Keep hunger pangs at bay with these healthy, yummy lunchbox nibbles

Nutrition and extra info

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Ingredients

  • bean dip with veggie sticks
  • raspberry banana smoothie
    Raspberries

    Raspberry

    ras-beh-ree

    A member of the rose family, raspberries have a wonderfully intense, sweet taste, and many…

  • cinnamon custard plums
    Cinnamon

    Cinnamon

    sin-ah-mun

    A fragrant spice which comes from the inner bark of a tropical tree. When dried, it curls into…

  • apricot yogurt granola pots
    Apricots

    Apricot

    ay-pree-kot

    A relative of the peach, nectarine, plum and cherry, apricots are fragrant, with a soft, velvety…

  • carrot & pineapple muffins (all ingredients for recipes below)
    Carrot

    Carrot

    ka-rot

    The carrot, with its distinctive bright orange colour, is one of the most versatile root…

Method

  1. Bean dip with veggie sticks 5 of 5-a-day, low fat. Whizz 215g can drained butterbeans, squeeze lemon juice, 1 small crushed garlic clove, 1 tbsp each chopped parsley and mint, 2 tsp olive oil and 1 tbsp water. Serve with vegetable dippers made from 1 celery stick, 1 carrot and ½ red pepper - wrap in a damp piece of kitchen paper to stop them drying out (serves 1).

  2. Raspberry banana smoothie Whizz 85g raspberries together with 1 chopped banana and 150ml orange juice until smooth (serves 1).

  3. Cinnamon custard plums Put 1 tbsp honey, 1 tsp butter, 2 quartered plums, few drops vanilla extract, pinch ground cinnamon and 2 tsp water in a dish. Cover with cling film, pierce, microwave for 3 mins on High. Once cooled, put fruit in a container and spoon 2-3 tbsp custard on top. Seal and refrigerate (serves 1).

  4. Apricot yogurt granola pots Mix 200g oats, 2 tbsp honey and 1 tbsp sunflower oil in a baking tray. Spread out and bake at 200C/180C fan/ gas 6 for 7 mins. Stir, bake for 7 mins more. Cool. Mix with 150g dried fruits (enough for 8 servings). For one serving, mix 100ml natural yogurt with 1 tbsp sugar-free apricot jam in a container. Store granola in an airtight container and portion into a small bag when packing lunchbox.

  5. Carrot & pineapple muffins Sift together 140g self-raising flour, 85g wholemeal flour (reserving about 2 tbsp of the bran), ½ tsp bicarbonate of soda, 2 tsp ground cinnamon and a pinch salt. In another bowl, beat 150ml sunflower oil with 100g golden caster sugar. Add 200g mashed cooked carrots, 3 canned pineapple slices, cut into cubes, 2 tbsp pineapple juice from the can, 1 egg and 1 tsp vanilla extract. Mix in 50g sunflower seeds. Fold dry mix into the wet one. Cut out a dozen 10cm squares of baking parchment and place in the holes of a muffin tin. Spoon mixture into tin, sprinkle with bran and a few sunflower seeds. Bake at 200C/ 180C fan/gas 6 for 20-25 mins or until a skewer comes out clean. Leave to cool (makes 12).

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xcloxcx
31st Dec, 2015
Loved the bean dip, make sure you use a very small clove of garlic or it ends up very spicy with the raw garlic! Ate it with carrot batons and bread sticks and was really yummy, and that's coming from someone who hates most "healthy" things! Couldn't persuade my 3 year old to eat it sadly, she's still too traumatised from the dreaded hummus experience lol
aboogie
16th Apr, 2015
5.05
yeah grate...haha... wet jokes all round no seriously twas brilig and the slithy toves etc.... luved it, specially the muffins
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Monty14
23rd Jan, 2015
5.05
Made the carrot and pineapple muffins but instead of mashing the carrot I grated it then cooked it covered, in the microwave, for 2 minutes before adding it to the recipe. Also used 30 pineapple pieces instead of rings (cheaper!). The resulting muffins were fabulous. Especially liked the bran topping!
pixiewithattitude
22nd Aug, 2012
Cook lots of carrots in one go, use what you need then freeze the rest like pureed baby food.
nannon27586
14th Apr, 2012
3.05
These muffins were good but did need longer than 25 mins. Can we have the calories etc in these like there usually is at the bottom if the recipe?? Thanks
nannon27586
14th Apr, 2012
3.05
These muffins were good but did need longer than 25 mins. Can we have the calories etc in these like there usually is at the bottom if the recipe?? Thanks
11sk11
4th Apr, 2012
5.05
those muffins are FABULOUS! i think i'll start cooking extra carrots on a regular basis just to have them handy. i tried the cutting out 10cm squares of baking paper to use but that didn't work out - they were too small for the muffin tin. i used regular muffin cases instead and they were perfect size. i made the bean dip too - the recipe was just missing a bit of salt for my taste. very yummy and will be making again
annacbanana
22nd Mar, 2012
4.05
I made the carrot and pineapple muffins using some oats in the mixture and on top as I didn't have any wholemeal flour or seeds, still worked really well! The result was a really fluffy and tasty muffin, although I have to say this recipe is a bit cumbersome having to boil the carrots first.
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clomotion
31st Jan, 2012
5.05
Made the muffins yesterday for my weeks lunch. Very yummy! Will be definitely making again and possibly mixing up the recipe a little.
loopytk
5th Jan, 2011
4.05
Great ideas. I love the butterbean dip. Almost persuaded the littlies that it isn't as poisonous as hummus! We're off to make muffins.

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elektricia
16th Aug, 2014
5.05
How come I never get 12 cupcakes/muffins or what have you out of a recipe that is supposed to yield 12. I am so lucky to get 10.... They taste great though. Today I did them vegan (replaced the egg with a tbsp of linseed soaked in water... Will keep you informed)
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elektricia
16th Aug, 2014
5.05
question was about the carrot/pineapple muffins
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