Lunch Box - Week 4

#nutrition tip -The importance of omega-3 starts all the way back when a fetus is forming in a mothers womb. It is involved in the development of the central nervous system.

The most rapid brain development occurs in the first two years of life, this is when the brain is especially sensitive to nutrition.  Including omega-3 rich foods such as oily fish in your little humans diet will help support cognitive development, concentration at school & their mental health.

Morning Tea -

Apple spiced muffin

Lunch -

Small tin tuna on seaweed rice crackers

Carrot & cucumber sticks with hummus to dip

Seasonal piece of fruit

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Apple Spice Muffins

Ingredients

  • 1 cup gluten free flour

  • 1 cup almond meal

  • 1/3 cup coconut sugar

  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon

  • ½ teaspoon cardamom

  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract

  • 3 teaspoons baking powder

  • 2 eggs

  • ¾ cup olive oil

  • 1 large grated apple + 1 apple cut into thin slices

  1. Preheat oven to 170 degrees Celsius.

  2. In a large bowl sift the buckwheat flour and brown rice flour.

  3. Add cinnamon, cardamom, almond meal and baking powder to the bowl and stir to combine.

  4. Crack the eggs into a seperate smaller bowl. Add the olive oil, vanilla essence and coconut milk and whisk to combine. 

  5. Add the grated apple and egg mixture to the flour mixture and stir until just combined.

  6. Line a muffin tray with cupcake papers or coat muffin tray with oil. Spoon mixture evenly among all 12 muffin moulds. Add a few thin apple slices on top or push into the mixture.

  7. Place muffins into the oven and bake for 30 minutes or until top is golden brown and muffins spring back when pushed gently in the centre.