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Easy to Freeze Muffins & Snacks for Kids

Easy to Freeze Muffins & Snacks for Kids

I don’t know about yours, but my children do not eat any vegetables. None. Not one. I’ve listened to the webinars on healthy eating, I’ve read books and blog posts. Nothing works. Ben will eat some fruit, and Max might nibble on a banana once a month or so, but other than that, nothing. On top of that, their breakfast choices were getting a bit stale (ha, ha, get it?), so last week, I decided to scour Pinterest for some muffin recipes that would contain some fruit and/or veggies and I could keep in the freezer for quick and healthy breakfast and morning snack options.

I invited my parents and sister’s family over for the first monthly Meal Prep and Football Party. Since it was opening weekend for the NFL, I knew my husband, father and brother in law would be more than happy to stay in our basement play room/living room while my mom, sister and I channeled our inner Betty Crocker. My plan is to host one of these each month so all three families can chip in for the ingredients and split up the work of preparing meals for the freezer.

Easy to Freeze Breakfasts & Snacks for Kids

First up, breakfast and snacks. We made:

Apple Oatmeal Muffins

Zucchini Muffins (minus the walnuts)

Squash Muffins (w/carrots and bananas)

Granola Bars

Instant Oatmeal Packets

“Cheez It” Crackers

The crackers and granola bars are/were delish! We haven’t tried the oatmeal yet. The muffins were all kind of dense, but we used only whole wheat flour and the wrong kind of oatmeal. We ran out of rolled oats, so used Irish Steel Cut instead. Yeah. Don’t do that. Oh well, they are edible and Max doesn’t seem to notice.

Once we were done, we also enjoyed some yummy football snacks. We made these and this among other things. For our next meal prep session, I’m thinking soups. Does anyone have any good, freezable recipes to share?

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3 comments

  1. Mary

    Organized Mom September 19, 2012 at 2:09 am

    Remember Jordan Marsh?? They sold some delicious muffins! I use 1/2 blueberries and half sliced strawberries sometimes (and sometimes pull out a few just strawberries for my daughter). When I freeze them, it’s individualls in saran wrap and then foil to stop freezer burn. Makes a great morning snack!

    Jordan Marsh Blueberry Muffins

    1/2 cup margarine (I sub butter)
    1/2 cup milk
    1 cup sugar
    2 cups flour
    2 eggs
    2 tsp baking powder
    1/2 tsp salt
    2 1/2 cups blueberries

    Cream margarine (butteR) and sugar. Add eggs. Alternate dry ingredients and milk. Grease muffin pans and top of muffin pans. Fill muffin cups to top (we just use muffin wrappers). Sprinkle with sugar. Bake at 375 degrees for 25-30 minutes.

  2. lisa September 19, 2012 at 2:19 pm

    I like the squash muffin one! I also came across one for spinach over the weekend that I wanted to try.

  3. Kris-Ann, Progressive Mom

    ProgressiveMom September 19, 2012 at 4:32 pm

    These sound good…and hopefully once my kids stop eating around the blueberries in blueberry muffins, I’ll try them 🙂

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