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Sweetcorn Muffins: Great for the Kids’ Lunchboxes

One of the things I struggle with most, when packing a lunchbox, is how to make veggies more interesting. Day after day of cherry tomatoes or baby corn seem to be the favourite. But these sweetcorn muffins contain veggies, starch, and dairy–so you get 3 of your 5 food groups covered in one recipe 🙂 These veggie-packed muffins make lunchbox packing much easier, and these are easy for kids to make their own too. You might need to pre-grate the {Read More}

Five Ways to Fun-Up Lunchbox Fruit

“I’m bored with bananas, I don’t like apples, and oranges are too hard to peel!” Does this sound familiar? Well, you aren’t alone. Although we know that eating healthily is important, and that a lot of fruit is really yummy, sometimes it can look a bit sad in our lunchboxes. If fruit is the thing that you look forward to the least at lunchtime, then we have five really cool ways of making it more fun and delicious. 1. Applesauce {Read More}

Beltin’ Bonfire Banger Buns: Yummy Fireworks-Night Food

  REMEMBER REMEMBER, THE FIFTH OF NOVEMBER GUNPOWDER, TREASON, AND PLOT. I SEE NO REASON WHY GUNPOWDER TREASON SHOULD EVER BE FORGOT This little rhyme was drummed into me in primary school, and yes, I still remember. What I remember more fondly, from the fireworks nights/bonfire nights/5th of Novembers of my childhood, is the fireworks displays and the yummy, comforting Autumn food I got to eat afterwards. Well, all that ohhing and ahhing at fireworks is a cold business on {Read More}

How to Make Breadsticks for a Lunchbox

  If you haven’t thought about making breadsticks before because you think they’re fiddly and you might as well buy them, then read on… Not Sandwiches Again! One of the biggest problems I find when packing lunches, is how to avoid the usual sandwich-crisps-cookie cycle. Breadsticks are great, because they count as one of their starchy foods (so fill up their little tummies), they help break that s-c-c cycle, but you can incorporate many other ingredients into them or create (or {Read More}

Easy Banana Bread Recipe

Do you have a sad looking brown and spotty banana left at the bottom of the fruit bowl? Well, this easy banana bread recipe needs that sad, spotty banana–in fact, they are the best kind! Banana bread is one of the easiest peasiest recipes we have on Mini Yummers, and of course the banana adds so much yumminess and goodness too. If your family doesn’t scoff the whole loaf right away, you can slice up what’s left and freeze the {Read More}

How to Make Healthy Bread that’s Not Brown

If your grown-up gives you a choice of white or brown bread, I’m betting you choose white every time, right? Well, grown-ups often try and get you to eat more brown bread because it’s usually healthier than white bread, but Mini Yummers has an answer: Healthy white bread! Yep, we’re going to show you how to make healthy bread that’s not brown. In fact it’s called Brilliant Butter Bean Bread, and it’s easier to make than regular white bread, as {Read More}

How to Make Pita Bread the Easy Way

“I’m getting really bored with the sandwiches in my lunchbox!” If this sounds like you, then it’s time you learned how to make pita bread, pitta bread, or pita pockets–whichever way you say it, they are just as easy to make! As pitas are little flatbreads, they are made and baked waaaay quicker than the usual loaf of bread. We’ve cut out some of the unnecessary steps to make them even easier for kids to make, and we’ve used wholemeal {Read More}

Trouble-free Tortilla Recipe

Are you bored with sandwiches in your lunchbox every day? Then it’s time to wrap! Tortillas are quick to make, and you can have them cold with yummy fillings–perfect for lunch–or you could warm them up and use them in a marvellous Mexican meal. Bread is really fun and cheap to make, but there’s usually a lot of waiting around for the dough to rise. One of the best things about tortillas (apart from being yummy) is that they are {Read More}

The Perfect Lunchbox Cake: Simple Madeleines Recipe

I love cupcakes, but sometimes it would be nice to have a sweet treat that wasn’t covered in a ton of frosting and that was a bit more lunchbox friendly. Enter the French madeleine… Madeleines are small shell-shaped cakes that originate from the Lorraine region of France. They are a lighter cake than a regular sponge cake and can be baked in a muffin or cupcake tin if you don’t have a madeleine pan. If you haven’t tried them before then {Read More}

Easy Weekend Weetabix Cake (Fatless and High-Fibre)

  This fat-free, easy-to-make Weetabix cake sounds too good to be true doesn’t it? Well, I promise you it isn’t. It doesn’t even require a lot of mixing–it’s that easy. Really, Mr. Weetabix does the hard work here, acting as a superb glue for the rest of the ingredients (so you need no butter), he adds a delicious taste and a high dose of fiber too. No cake is ever going to be classed as a health food, but if {Read More}

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