Mexican Muffin Recipe and Weelicious Lunches Giveaway
Today I’m sharing a recipe that my friend Catherine McCord, who blogs over at Weelicious, has included in her new book, Weelicous Lunches, Think Outside the Lunch Box, with more than 160 Happier Meals!
You can head right over to Amazon and order this book, or you can enter to win a copy today, as I’m giving away 2 copies!
I love Catherine, her vibrant personality, and her passion for healthy cooking and kids. Since my kids are older now, 2 in college and 1 in high school, I think back to all the lunches I made. I can honestly say I wish I had had a healthier approach back then, which is why I wanted to host this giveaway today. Heathy eating for kids is something I strongly believe in and feel it’s so important for our upcoming generation.
On average, children attend school 180 days in a year. While it’s not practical to expect 180 different lunches, packing the same meal every day can be redundant and nutrtion-starved.
In steps Catherine with her new book with recipes for making healthy lunches for your kids!
This book gets parents organized, gives all the ideas you need for packing lunches, and relieves the guilt of the traditional PB&J we have all made over and over again.
My hand is in the air. I did that!
Here’s another thing that I appreciate as I read from cover to cover, Catherine’s new book. She does a fantastic job of engaging the 5 senses (think colors, shapes, and textures), and gives tips on stocking the pantry, and helps with allergies and picky eaters, too.
You may ask how complicated can a lunch be? Well, I think our kids get tired of eating the same things, and Catherine’s approach to health with “out-of-the-box” lunch ideas, such as salads, soups, pizza, dips, snacks, and more, can relieve that guilt for so many parents.
Today I’m sharing Catherine’s Mexican Muffin recipe that I just made last week. YUM! These muffins have chicken in them, and you can double, or triple, or quadruple the recipe and freeze them to use in the months ahead.
I love being prepared, so I’m encouraging you to step out of your comfort zone and try some of the Weelicious Lunches for your family!
2 WINNERS will be chosen on Wednesday at 9 pm PT. US entrants only, please.
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Get the Recipe:
- 1/3 cup whole wheat flour
- 1/3 cup all purpose flour
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1/4 teaspoon onion powder
- 1/4 teaspoon cumin
- 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
- 1 large egg, whisked
- 1/3 cup milk
- 1 tablespoon tomato paste
- 1/2 teaspoon honey
- 1/3 cup mexican cheese blend, mozzarella, cheddar, monterrey jack
- 1/4 cup corn kernels, frozen or fresh
- 1/2 cup cooked chicken, diced
- Heat oven to 375°F and spray and muffin tin with cooking spray.
- In a large bowl, whisk together the whole-wheat flour, all-purpose flour, baking powder, garlic powder, onion powder, cumin and salt.
- In a separate bowl, whisk together the egg, milk, tomato paste, honey, cheese, and corn.
- Mix the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients until just combined.
- Gently fold in the chicken.
- Fill each muffin cup 2/3 full of batter.
- Bake for 15 minutes, or until lightly brown.
- Serve warm or at room temperature.
I would love to win this book. I am a busy mom of a toddler and a preschooler and would love to offer them more variety, especially in the vegetable arena.
I would love to win this book! My first-grade son is super-picky, and so I pack him a lunch every day. He takes mostly the same thing every day, and I would love to get him to branch out!!
I would love to win this cookbook (if its not too late). I have 3 kids in grade school and I am always trying to find new ideas for lunches. They are all tired of the same old thing and will often just not eat lunch…not good! Thanks for the great recipe…going to make them tonight!
I have 2 boys in school and one son in preschool. The older 2 will only eat bagels with cream cheese and the little guy only wants bread sandwiches (bread and butter). Need I say more? I need help with these picky eaters!
My daughter is not a fan of sandwiches. This book would be a big help in making her something healthy that she’ll actually eat. Would love to win this book.
PBJ is great, but not every day. Would love to look at this book for new and different ideas for healthy lunches. The Mexican muffin recipe looks delish!
This would be perfect for me as I need a lot of help for fixing school lunches for my choosy 8 yr old.
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Need ideas for lunch that are fun and tasty.
I’d like to make healthy snacks for my nieces and nephews, and maybe try some recipes for my husband’s lunchbox.
I tweeted this giveaway
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This book would help with the packer that does not like sandwiches