On the menu tonight was made-from-scratch Butter Chicken, with Banana 'icecream' for dessert - I will post the recipes for this tomorrow - the night has kind of run away from me!
The school holidays are over, and life is returning to normal routines which has been a great relief in many ways, although it was lovely to spend some extra time with the kids.
With both kids at kindy now, packed lunches are becoming a bit more time consuming in the morning. Add gluten and dairy free for the kids, and nut free for kindy regulations to the mix and there are mornings when I stare blankly into the pantry waiting for inspiration to strike! Today I decided to get back into my routine of making homemade spreads for the kids to have on their toast or rice crackers.
Sunflower butter and hummus were on the menu for today - both tick all the boxes for the kids lunchboxes. Easy to make, tasty to eat, and nutritious - these spreads are a great addition to the arsenal.
Here is a picture of the finished products - terrible presentation, but we had to run out the door to ballet so I didn't have time to do much other than throw them in a container. The sunflower butter is a delicious alternative to any of the nut butters you usually use, and the hummus is a classic. Nice to make them at home and know that there are no nasty preservatives or other additives.