So many people are posting their children’s lunchboxes on Instagram – and as you follow along, you might think ‘gosh – some people are going to a lot of effort’.
My lunch boxes aren’t very fancy and mostly contain fresh veggies and fruit. And I try to avoid too many sandwiches – as most of my sandwiches end up in the bin (or under my bed or over the fence or hidden in pot plants) when I went to school.
I like to try and mix up what goes into the lunchbox each day – as I don’t like to eat the same thing every day. The boys like to have scrolls or mini pizzas or zucchini fritters or cucumber sushi or leftovers.
They also love carrots, so I thought that I would whip up a healthy carrot loaf that could go into lunch boxes.
Recipe: Carrot Loaf
- 1/2 cup LSA
- 1 cup self-raising flour
- 1 egg
- 3 tbsp coconut oil
- 1/2 cup greek yogurt
- ½ cup packed coconut sugar
- 1 tsp vanilla bean paste
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 1 cup shredded carrots
Preheat oven to 180 degrees.
In a large bowl beat egg and coconut oil. Add in yogurt, sugar, vanilla and cinnamon. Stir in carrots. Add LSA and flour and stir until combined.
Pour into prepared loaf pan. Bake for approximately 45 minutes or until a toothpick or cake tester inserted comes out clean.
Let cool in pan 5 minutes, then remove from pan and cool completely.
This will last 3 – 4 days in the fridge or if you want, you can slice it and freeze individual slices for easy packing into school lunchboxes (which will also stop everyone from eating the entire loaf for afternoon tea – when they get home from school).
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