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Non-Sandwich Lunches, Part 2: Muffins

Muffins are made with the basics: flour, sugar, egg, milk, butter or oil, baking powder, and salt. Mixes are readily available in the supermarket as well as those that cater to allergies and dietary restrictions. You can add ANYTHING you want to the basic recipe to satisfy your craving and personal preferences. They’re also a great way to sneak some fruits and veggies into your diet. If you’re feeling especially creative, you can even substitute some oats or grains for a portion of the flour. And the best part is they are portable and fit well into PlanetBox lunchboxes! You can make a batch and they’ll last you for a few days’ worth of lunches! You can find exact recipes on the internet, but here are some inspirational ideas:

Savory:

  • corn with a hot dog center
  • bacon & cheddar
  • broccoli & cheddar
  • zucchini bread muffins
  • ham & cheese
  • feta & spinach
  • pepperoni, mozzarella, and tomato
  • broccoli & cheddar
  • asparagus & olive
  • carrot, beet, & ginger
  • sweet potato & parmesan

 

Sweet:

  • banana chocolate chip
  • banana peanut butter
  • banana coconut
  • pumpkin pecan
  • orange cranberry walnut
  • lemon poppyseed
  • lemon cranberry
  • cinnamon raisin
  • carrot walnut
  • orange pistachio
  • nut butter & berries