Does the thought of filling a school lunch box every day for the school year fill you with heart palpitations? It does me. We were at a friend’s house recently and she shared food with us that she’d cooked from this book, Munch Lunchbox. It focuses on lunch friendly foods and includes an easy guide as to whether or not the food can be frozen. GAME CHANGER! Now we can cook two or three of the recipes on the weekend and freeze them for the week or weeks ahead. Yay. Plus the recipes are adult friendly too. It’s win win.
A few seem to have a lot of sugar, but I just add way less than it says and the recipe seems fine. I also substitute butter for coconut oil in the ‘sweet’ recipes and that worked out fine too. Right now we have the polenta muffins and the black bean brownies in the freezer, all ready to go for school lunches. The polenta muffins also work well at weekend breakfast with side of runny eggs, a bit of kale and a splash of cholula. Pictured below are the apple muffins, also a winner. If you are having trouble filling the lunchbox then then pick up a copy and start baking!