Lunch Box Item Archives – TheBaconMum

Sometimes being asked to whip something up quickly can result in either a disaster or a masterpiece and you will be pleased to know that I consider these muffins to be close to a masterpiece LOL!

Our school PTA runs either Dad’s & Donuts or Mums & Muffins to encourage Mums to come to school and spend time with their child in a school setting.  I love the concept but I hate that its food orientated, I would love to be invited into the school at any time, and i don’t need a muffin or a donut to encourage me!

Anyway – Moms & Muffins meant that I had to whip up muffins – not cupcakes (because of course I had those already made in the freezer but muffins… thankfully I convinced my 6yr old that blueberry muffins were the best (because frankly I believe they are!)








AIP Blueberry Muffins

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AIP Compliant Blueberry Muffins, egg free, dairy free, grain free!!!

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9Muffins 10Minutes
Servings Prep Time
9Muffins 10Minutes

AIP Blueberry Muffins

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AIP Compliant Blueberry Muffins, egg free, dairy free, grain free!!!

Servings Prep Time
9Muffins 10Minutes
Servings Prep Time
9Muffins 10Minutes

Ingredients

Choose One of these Options to replace 2 eggs

Servings: Muffins

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Instructions

  1. Turn oven to 375°F / 190°C / Gas Mark 5

    Line Muffin pan with paper liners; set aside

  2. Place all ingredients (except Blueberries) into a large mixing bowl and beat all the cake ingredients together until you have a smooth, soft batter.

    Add Blueberries and mix being careful not to pop or bruise the fruit

  3. Divide batter evenly among liners, filling papers about 2/3 full.

  4. Bake on the center rack of the oven until tops spring back to touch, or a tooth pick when inserted comes out clean which will take about 20-25 minutes.

  5. Transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.

I was incredibly fortunate to be sent some sample packets of Otto’s Natural Cassava Flour this past week, a flour that is and my daughter immediately wanted to try and make some cookies…  Also known as yuca, Cassava is a delicious root vegetable that becomes the perfect alternative for wheat when dried and ground and can be substituted 1:1 for Wheat Flours… I didn’t believe until I used it but it really provides a texture that matches Gluten Flours…

Our go to cookie recipe  is Beyond the Bite’s Sugar Cut Out Cookies, and we’ve made many variations including adding Enjoy Life’s Chocolate Chips (not AIP Compliant have been successfully reintroduced for my daughter… but not me … sniff)

So when she asked to make cookies, I knew the recipe I wanted to adapt, and so below I share this egg free, dairy free, grain free, nut free cookie recipe inspired by Gabriella’s original recipe (which you must totally try because they are simply delicious)

Tip… if your family want Chocolate Chip Cookies and there is somebody in the family who can’t eat chocolate, make up the dough, and divide it into separate batches, and just add chocolate to one of the batches








(AIP) Grain Free Shortbread Cookies

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Nut Free, Grain Free, Egg Free, Dairy Free cookies!!! Compliant with AIP and using Otto’s Natural Cassava Flour

Servings Prep Time
18Cookies 20Minutes
Servings Prep Time
18Cookies 20Minutes

(AIP) Grain Free Shortbread Cookies

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Nut Free, Grain Free, Egg Free, Dairy Free cookies!!! Compliant with AIP and using Otto’s Natural Cassava Flour

Servings Prep Time
18Cookies 20Minutes
Servings Prep Time
18Cookies 20Minutes

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Servings: Cookies

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  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

  2. In a Food Processor pulse together all of the dry ingredients

  3. Add maple syrup, vanilla extract, and palm shortening, long enough for a ball of dough to form

  4. Using a cookie scoop, portion out the mixture and place them onto a parchment lined baking sheet.

  5. Put the sheet into the oven and allow to bake for 10-12 minutes, until golden brown on top.

  6. These cookies are very short and remind me of English Short Breads (hence the name ) and will crumble when moved immediately out of the oven. Let cool for 10 minutes on Baking Sheet before transferring to a cooling rack

My daughter was recently asking for Potato Soup, it was a favorite of hers at daycare but as she follows a modified AIP diet, with only recently reintroducing White Potatoes, I wasn’t comfortable with using nightshades, so I opted for White Sweet Potatoes which have a very similar taste and consistency to that of White Potatoes AND because I was wanting to win her over, I of course used BACON!








Cosy Sweet Potato & Chicken Soup

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Warming blend of Chicken, Chicken Stock and White Sweet Potatoes to provide a thick rich soup with a creamy consistency

Servings Prep Time
6People 20Minutes
Servings Prep Time
6People 20Minutes

Cosy Sweet Potato & Chicken Soup

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Warming blend of Chicken, Chicken Stock and White Sweet Potatoes to provide a thick rich soup with a creamy consistency

Servings Prep Time
6People 20Minutes
Servings Prep Time
6People 20Minutes

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Servings: People

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  1. Peel and cube the White Sweet Potatoes

  2. Slice the Onion into rings, finely chop the Basil & Parsley

  3. Peel the Garlic but leave whole so that the garlic infuses the broth

  4. Place Broth in a large heavy bottomed saucepan, add all ingredients except Bacon. Bring to Boil then reduce to moderate heat to allow contents to simmer for 30 Minutes

  5. Use either Immersion Blender or High Speed Blender to puree the soup into a smooth creamy consistency

  6. Fry Bacon to a crispy consistency then finely chop to garnish soup.

    Enjoy!

My daughter LOVES Chicken Tenders, and they are a great food to place in a lunch box.  I buy mine in bulk and batch cook them, freeze them in an airtight and then take them out & place them in her lunch box ok… or mine LOL the night before and they are thawed and ready for consumption by lunch time.  The perfect finger food, and taste delicious cold.








Orange Chicken

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Delicious Tangy Orange Chicken Tenders – ideal for a quick evening meal or as a lunch box protein item

Servings Prep Time
10People 10Minutes
Servings Prep Time
10People 10Minutes

Orange Chicken

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Delicious Tangy Orange Chicken Tenders – ideal for a quick evening meal or as a lunch box protein item

Servings Prep Time
10People 10Minutes
Servings Prep Time
10People 10Minutes

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Servings: People

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  1. Season Chicken Tenders with Salt & Garlic Salt

  2. Heat an Iron Skillet with Coconut Oil for about 1 minute

  3. Add Seasoned Chicken to the pan, turn after 3 minutes each side.

  4. Add Orange Juice & Coconut Animos to the pan, and bring to a slight boil. Reduce heat immediately down to low and continue to turn the Chicken tenders coating them in the sauce as it reduces

Nothing speaks finger food to me more than Chicken Wings, so when I think about a dish to take to a Pot Luck then its always top of my agenda.  In years gone by give me Buffalo Wings and a beer and I was a happy camper, but the Cayenne and the hot sauce which are nightshades aren’t AIP compliant so I went for my next favorite flavors ASIAN.

 







Honey Garlic Crispy Baked Chicken Wings

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Succulent Crispy Chicken Wings with a Honey Garlic Glaze that are finger lickin’ good!

Servings Prep Time
60Wings 20Min
Servings Prep Time
60Wings 20Min

Honey Garlic Crispy Baked Chicken Wings

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Succulent Crispy Chicken Wings with a Honey Garlic Glaze that are finger lickin’ good!

Servings Prep Time
60Wings 20Min
Servings Prep Time
60Wings 20Min

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Servings: Wings

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Wings

  1. Preheat oven to 400°F / 200°C / Gas Mark 6

  2. Set a wire rack insider each of 2 large rimmed baking sheets

  3. Place all ingredients in a large bowl, toss to coat.

  4. Divide Wings between prepared racked and spread out in a single layer

  5. Bake Wings until cooked through and skin is crispy, 45-50 minutes

  6. Using a brush – brush on the Honey Garlic Glaze, ensuring that both sides of the wing gets an even but plentiful coating

  7. Place Trays back into the oven for a further 8-10 minutes until glaze is glossy and slightly caramelized.

Honey Garlic Glaze

  1. Bring all ingredients to a slow boil in a small saucepan, stirring to dissolve the honey. Reduce heat to low, simmer stirring occasionally until reduced to 1/4 cup which will take approx 7-8 Minutes.

  2. Let sit for 10 minutes to thicken slightly

  3. You can make this upto 5 days ahead cover and chill. Rewarm before reusing.

As a parents, we know our kids need to eat veggies, but our kids often have other ideas!  I’ve found that by finely grating veggies and disguising them inside of burgers and meatloaves has been really successful, and these sneaky sliders, combine two ingredients that my daughter would NEVER eat if I put them on her plate in their true form.

As you will know I’m a HUGE advocate of having your children help you make dinner in the kitchen however if this is the first time you are making these for your kids, I would recommend NOT involving the first time you make them.  You want them to enjoy the recipe, without knowing the ingredients for the first couple of times you serve them (hence the sneaky lol)

Beets are loaded with vitamins A, B1, B2, B6 and C.  They are also an excellent source of calcium, magnesium, copper, phosphorus, sodium and iron.  Its iron content, though not high, is of the highest and finest quality that makes excellent food that is blood building. This renders it highly effective in treating many ailments caused by our toxic environment and surrounding.

Kale is one of the very few vegetables that contain a decent amount of Omega 3, they are rich in calcium, copper, iron, potassium, and also high in Vitamin B1, B2, C, E and K.  Similar to broccoli, it is also found to have anti-cancer properties that help fight cancer by boosting the repair of healthy cells and blocking the growth of cancer cells.  Apart from this, kale is also rich in flavonoids that control indigestion, inflammation and stress. It is also known to help lower the bad cholesterol levels.

Kale is really important food for my family to eat, so I have to find ways to sneak it in there!








Sneaky Sliders

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Beets & Kale are important in a healing diet but are often rejected by kids for their strong flavors. These Sneaky Sliders hide these flavors and deliver such a delicious burger bite, you can often hearing my daughter asking for another!

Servings Prep Time
6Burgers 15Minutes
Servings Prep Time
6Burgers 15Minutes

Sneaky Sliders

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Beets & Kale are important in a healing diet but are often rejected by kids for their strong flavors. These Sneaky Sliders hide these flavors and deliver such a delicious burger bite, you can often hearing my daughter asking for another!

Servings Prep Time
6Burgers 15Minutes
Servings Prep Time
6Burgers 15Minutes

Ingredients

Servings: Burgers

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  1. Its really important to grate the beets so that the flavors can be evenly distributed throughout the burger.

  2. Using a sharp knife, chiffonade (thinly slice/shred) the Kale (watch this video to learn how https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_XBOxxitEFA)

  3. Place Beets, Kale, and all other ingredients except the oil used for frying into the bowl and mix thoroughly together using a large wooden spoon, or your hands.

  4. Heat a Non Stick Frying Pan or Skillet for approx 2-3 minutes with fat of choice then place the burgers into the skillet

  5. Divide Mixture into 6 equal parts, or if you know the kids will eat smaller portions, you may stretch to 8 portions

  6. Cook on each side for 4 minutes then reduce heat to low for a further 4 minutes, to ensure burger is cooked through

  7. Serve with some with some Lettuce Wraps – and be smug with satisfaction as they gobble these up!

These AIP Compliant Cilantro & Coconut Turkey Burgers – really hit those tastebugs, and are a family favorite!

As Grass Fed Meats and Pasture Raised Joints of Meat are expensive, we use a lot of ground meats, as we can get a delicious meal on the table, at an affordable cost.

Ground Turkey Burgers are fast, simple and tasty.  I have a love of coconut but it isn’t a flavor that my daughter has taken to without disguise… so how better to introduce that flavor than in a burger!  (You will see that I can be quite sneaky!)








Cilantro & Turkey Burgers

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The combination of Coconut & Cilantro paired with Turkey, delivers a deliciously smooth and texture free tasty bite.

Servings Prep Time
6Burgers 15Minutes
Servings Prep Time
6Burgers 15Minutes

Cilantro & Turkey Burgers

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The combination of Coconut & Cilantro paired with Turkey, delivers a deliciously smooth and texture free tasty bite.

Servings Prep Time
6Burgers 15Minutes
Servings Prep Time
6Burgers 15Minutes

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Servings: Burgers

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  1. Let’s Go Organic Creamed Coconut comes in a solid block, similar to butter, but slightly harder, so in order to distribute it in the burgers, I recommend that you Slice approximately 1″ from the pack, then warm it slightly (typically I will use my toaster over for about 1 minute or use the microwave for 30 seconds just until its starting to melt, this will make it easier to combine with the other ingredients. Do this in a large bowl so that you can then add all the other ingredients!

  2. Add all other ingredients into the bowl and mix thoroughly together using a large wooden spoon, or if you are making these with the kids, my daughter loves to get her hands into the bowl to mix it all up we find it really helps with the distribution of ingredients

  3. Divide Mixture into 6 equal parts, or if you know the kids will eat smaller portions, you may stretch to 8 portions

  4. Heat a Non Stick Frying Pan or Skillet for approx 2-3 minutes with fat of choice then place the burgers into the skillet

  5. Cook on each side for 3 minutes then reduce heat to low for a further 4 minutes, to ensure burger is cooked through

  6. Serve with some lemon juice on Lettuce Wraps

The mild spice in this Turkey Burger Recipe comes from Turmeric.  Turmeric grows wild in the forests of South and Southeast Asia. It is one of the key ingredients in many Asian dishes.  Growing up in England, in a culture that loves Indian Curry, I got used to the spices of Turmeric at a relatively early age, and it is a spice that I have slowly introduced into my family meals, as it has a mild taste and some wonderful properties for healing.

In India, turmeric has been used traditionally for thousands of years as a remedy for stomach and liver ailments, as well as a medicine for a range of diseases and conditions, including those of the skin, pulmonary, and gastrointestinal systems, aches, pains, wounds, sprains, and liver disorders.

The active compound curcumin is believed to have a wide range of biological effects including anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, antitumour, antibacterial, and antiviral activities.

Turmeric is a wonderful spice which is allowed on the Auto Immune Protocol though should be used with some caution if you suffer from any thyroid condition as it stimulates Th2.








Mildly Spiced Turkey Burgers

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The combination of Turmeric & Apple paired with Turkey, delivers a deliciously smooth and texture free tasty bite. I love to served these in a lettuce wrap, and with a squirt of lemon!

Servings Prep Time
6Burgers 15Minutes
Servings Prep Time
6Burgers 15Minutes

Mildly Spiced Turkey Burgers

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The combination of Turmeric & Apple paired with Turkey, delivers a deliciously smooth and texture free tasty bite. I love to served these in a lettuce wrap, and with a squirt of lemon!

Servings Prep Time
6Burgers 15Minutes
Servings Prep Time
6Burgers 15Minutes

Ingredients

Servings: Burgers

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Instructions

  1. Peel & Grate 1 Medium Apple and place in a large mixing bowl

  2. Add all other ingredients and mix thoroughly together using a large wooden spoon, or if you are ok with using your hands, kneading this mixture together really helps with the distribution of ingredients

  3. Divide Mixture into 6 equal parts, or if you know the kids will eat smaller portions, you may stretch to 8 portions

  4. Heat a Non Stick Frying Pan or Skillet for approx 2-3 minutes with no fat, then place the burgers into the skillet

  5. Cook on each side for 3 minutes then reduce heat to low for a further 4 minutes, to ensure burger is cooked through

  6. Serve with some lemon juice on Lettuce Wraps