Back To School: 3 Healthy Puddings For Little Lunchboxes

The first few weeks back in school in September are always the hardest – for the kids and for us! The lazy days of summer are officially behind us and cold winter days are drawing in. What better way to put a smile back on the kids faces than by packing a sweet surprise in their lunch box every day? Read on for 3 of our favourite tasty treat ideas, which are easy to make, guilt-free and delicious.

Feel-good muffins


175g self-raising flour

50g porridge oats

140g light muscovado sugar

2 tsp ground cinnamon

½ tsp bicarbonate of soda

1 egg, beaten

150ml ¼ pint buttermilk

1 tsp vanilla extract

6 tbsp sunflower oil

175g stoned prune, chopped

85g pecans


Preheat the oven to 200C/gas 6/fan 180C. Butter 6-8 muffin tins or line them with muffin cases. Put the flour, oats, sugar, cinnamon and bicarbonate of soda in a large bowl, then rub everything through your fingers, as if making pastry, to ensure the ingredients are evenly blended.

Beat the egg, then stir in the buttermilk, vanilla and oil. Lightly stir the egg mix into the flour.

Fold the prunes and nuts into the mixture.

Divide between the tins, filling the cases to the brim, then bake for 20-25 minutes until risen and golden. Serve warm or cold.


 Chocolate-drizzled popcorn


12g unsweetened popcorn

15g dark chocolate, melted


Put the popcorn on a baking tray and drizzle over the melted chocolate. Put in the fridge to set for 5-10 mins or overnight.


Fruity sundae


80ml natural yogurt

25g strawberries

10g mixed berries


Dollop the natural yogurt into an airtight container. Blend or mash the strawberries to a purée and swirl through the yogurt. Top with mixed berries.


All recipes from BBC Good Food

Posted by Zoflora (01/09/2017)