Lunchboxes today. All the “made” stuff was made yesterday in my prep session. Winning 🥦tuna and anchovy pasta salad popcorn
eggless zucchini and banana loaf.
A note on the foods here.
Sometimes my kids won’t eat the beans and sometimes they will. But I still put them in there. Same with the broccoli in pasta salad. But I want to capture the time they do and really with kids, who knows when that will be The Zucchini and Banana loaf is delish. Moist and scrummy. I’ll post the recipe below but also just a note on adding zucchini. I never recommend hiding veggies . Sure, I grate veggies and sauces etc but I talk about them as well. Hiding is the complete opposite of building trust with kids and food.
In the same vain , my 6 year old asked me what the bits were in this loaf. And I told her. She doesn’t really eat zucchini in savoury dishes but even after I told her, she still gobbled the piece up. The idea is that this time she realised it didn’t taste that bad. Perhaps after more exposure she will eat it in a savoury dish. But it does take time and does take exposure time and time again.
What you need:
2 ripe bananas mushed well
1 zucchini grated
2 cups of flour ( I used spelt and regular )
2 tsp of baking powder 1/2 cup of milk 125g or 1/2 cup of oil/butter ( I only had about 80g of butter so subbed the rest and it still worked well)
1/4 cup of sugar/honey/syrup
Mix altogether with a spoon or fork and bake in a 180 degree preheated oven for around 30-40 minutes. Just check if it is cooked in the middle with a skewer as it is quite dense. #littlepeoplelunchbox#littlepeoplecooking