We are all back into the swing of things as far as the school run goes here and all the good intentions of wholesome packed lunches and after school snacks have been wavering a little.
The kids are coming home with untouched food in their pack lunches and with the stress of trying to juggle everything after school we have been reaching for the crisps and biscuits a little to often of late.
What I need is something that takes as little time to prepare as possible, is healthy and nutritious but appealing to the kids.
This is a big wish list but luckily enough our favourite baking mixes Sweetpea Pantry have come to our rescue with their scrumptious carrot cupcake mix and their super-duper brownie mix.
For me it’s really important to get the children involved in the whole process of preparing their food as I strongly believe this goes a long way to make them more inclined to try new things and gives them a real sense of achievement.
The preparation of both these mixes was so quick and easy – in fact the whole process is complete in less than 30 mins.
There was the addition of few simple store cupboard ingredients such as oil, honey and eggs all mixed together with the packet mix that is then transferred into cake cases or tins, baked for around 15 mins and is then ready to eat.
Each mix is packed full of nutritious ingredients and yummy whole grains whilst leaving all the nasty refined sugars and artificial colours and flavourings out.
The super chocolatey brownies where a great hit after school when the kids are crying out for something sweet really quickly.
The cupcakes were moist and fruity and the perfect size for packed lunch boxes.
These mixes are so easy to tuck away in the cupboard and just grab as and when you need them so what is not to love.