Tuesday, August 23, 2011
Paleo/primal Cupcakes and Muffins
I've been trying to think of things to put in my kids' lunchboxes that will get more protein and veggies into their diet. My son is not a big fan of meat and won't eat nuts; so this has the potential to become an issue when he starts eating lunch at school. I'm hoping that I can concoct a few different muffin recipes that include almond flour, cheese, fruits and/or veggies. Starting with Elana's recipes I think I may be able to make something that will work for both kids.
Today I went on a cupcake/muffin making frenzy and made 3 different kinds! I made a Banana Chocolate muffin that was by the recipe, then made a cheese muffin that was a little different and a coconut one that I changed significantly. I think the coconut was my favorite and I will definitely make that one again. The cheese muffin needs something and it has the potential to house many different veggies for school lunches; so I'll need to work on that one. Every recipe in the book looks great and includes healthy ingredients and minimal sugars. She uses mostly Agave for her recipes, but I think fruit could be substituted to make them even healthier. So here are my modified recipes. Enjoy!