Lunch-Time Champions


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There is a sense of pride that comes with opening a tiffin-box that’s packed with something delicious. All the other children in class are squabbling over who deserves the second-last bite.
Your child thinks you’re a culinary genius.

 

For you, it is all about the health factor. You know you’re a champion when the tiffin-box comes back scraped clean. You’re definitely an MVP if the meal was packed with nutrients and good taste!

 

So without any further chatter, let’s share our June favourites.

 

1) The Bagelwich

 

You will need:

1 bagel thin, toasted
2 tbsp. of Butternut’s Honey Peanut Butter
1 Banana, sliced
½ tbsp. Chia seeds

 

Directions:

This Champion’s meal is child’s play.
Step 1: Grab your bagel and slice it into two.
Step 2: Spread a spoonful of the peanut butter on to each slice. Add your banana slices and sprinkle some chia seeds over for that added crunch!
Want to make it special? Add a secret ingredient like choco-chips or a honey drizzle to make it more interesting for your child.

 

Why it’s awesome:

 

Kids love it.

 

It’s sweet, it’s got crunch, it looks different, it tastes different and gives your average dry sandwich a major upgrade.

 

Mums love it.

 

We all know, a spoonful of peanut butter keeps you charged through the day. Couple this with bananas and you have fed your child the perfect energy booster for the day! Not only will her mind be more active but so will her body, keeping her focused to stay awake for all classroom and outdoor activities! The chia seeds add that natural source of fibre, iron and anti-oxidants that apples would. However it’s a lot easier to slip in some Chia seeds into your child’s diet.

 

2) The Almond Butter Roll

 

You will need:

2 chapattis or whole wheat flat breads
2 tablespoons Flaxseed Almond Butter
1 tablespoon Honey
1 teaspoon Lemon Juice (optional)
3-4 chopped strawberries

 

Directions:
There are no prizes for guessing what happens next!
Step 1: Mix all the honey, nut butter and lemon juice together to make a paste.
Step 2: Spread it out evenly across both the chapattis. Add the chopped strawberries and roll it up!
Step 3: Stick a toothpick in the middle or wrap it up in cling to avoid any spillage in the lunch box.

 

Why it’s awesome?

 

No more boring jam and chapatti. Thank god for that. Your child is secretly thanking your kitchen experiments while enjoying down on this finger-licking snack.

 

As for you mums, once again you have fed your child a very energizing meal.

 

The flaxseeds, rich in Omega 3, keep your little one’s heart beating healthy. Coupled with the almond butter that is rich in protein; this heart-healthy snack makes for a good tiffin meal.
Honey is the healthy alternative to using refined sugar and lemon adds that necessary citrus zing.
For a day filled with non-stop activity, this is sure to help your child regain her energy come break time.

 

3) The ChocoPeanut Bar

 

You will need:
4 cups breakfast cereal of choice
1 cup peanut butter
1 cup pure maple syrup

 

Directions:
Step 1: Line a baking pan (8×8 ideally) with butter paper.
Step 2: Combine the peanut butter and maple syrup into a mixture. Once mixed, add your cereal to the mixture and evenly spread it across the baking pan.
Step 3: Wet your fingers and evenly pat down the mixture till it is evenly distributed. Refrigerate for a minimum of 30 minutes to set and then cut into bars to serve.

 

Why it’s awesome:
Because it’s a protein bar for kids and adults. Here’s a snack even you can munch on after your gym and share with your child after school. The peanut butter makes for a healthy source of protein and the breakfast cereal adds the right kind of carbohydrates! These on the go bars make them an easy to carry energy booster for your child. They do not spoil easy and the longer you keep it out the more gooey they get!

 

It’s time to try these tiffin hacks and we’re sure there will be “10 points to mummy” for the perfect munchies.