Veggie Packed Muffins

Veggie Packed Muffins

For the kids, veggie packed muffins are a fuss-free and nutritious lunch option, packed with the hidden benefits of the vegetables. To keep the kids happy with something sweet, fill the second container of the Vaya Tyffyn 600ml kids lunchbox with greek yoghurt and fresh berries using the partition. This meal is the perfect alternative to bland packed lunches and canteen food.

Makes 15
Prep time: 10 minutes
Cooking time: 40 minutes

2 small zucchinis grated
2 small carrots grated
2 spring onions finely sliced
1 cup corn kernels
1 capsicum diced
6 eggs
1/2 cup milk
1 bunch dill chopped
1 cup whole meal self-raising flour
1 tsp baking powder

Preheat oven to 190 degrees Celsius and line a muffin tray with cases or grease tin well.
Squeeze excess moisture from grated zucchinis and carrots and place in a large mixing bowl with all other dry ingredients. Mix until combined.
In a small bowl combine milk and eggs and whisk until combined. Season with salt and pepper if desired.
Make a well in the centre of dry ingredients, add egg mixture. Gently mix egg mixture into dry ingredients until combined.
Pour into muffin tins top with any extra cheese if desired. Place muffins in preheated oven and cook for 30 minutes or until cooked through.
Allow to cool. Muffins can be frozen for up to 3 months.
When packing in the Vaya Tyffyn kids lunchbox, place one muffin alongside cherry tomatoes in one container. Then pack the chilled yoghurt and berries in the second container, separating the ingredients with the optional Vaya Tyffyn lunchbox partition.

After the festive season ends, it's time to step into the New Year full steam ahead with a healthy lifestyle. One way to keep on track with healthy living is to meal prep nutritious lunches for a productive week ahead. It's also the perfect solution for the busy schedule, removing the last minute grocery shops and saving time in the morning. Sydney-based Accredited Dietitian and Nutritionist, Marika Day, has created three delicious, wholesome meal recipes perfect for healthy lunches packed in the innovative Vaya Tyffyn lunchboxes from sustainable products company, Vaya Life.

With a following of over 46,000 people on Instagram, Marika has become a go-to source for nutrition advice both in her Bondi Junction Gut Health and Nutrition clinic and online on social media. She regularly shares her expert advice online through accurate, evidence based nutrition posts that are easy to understand and implement for her highly engaged followers.

Vaya Tyffyn is one of the best lunchboxes for keeping meals fresh, offering a full home-cooked experience on-the-go. The stainless steel lunchboxes keep food hot or cold for five to six hours in Vacutherm insulation and are ideal for carrying multiple dishes thanks to its stack style structure. Conveniently available in two sizes, 600ml and 1000ml, for different sized appetites, the lunchboxes are suitable for both kids and adults. With a variety of colour ways in the range, the lunchboxes can meet everyone's style preferences, especially for the kids who have a selection of fun and bright patterns to choose from.

"These recipes are a great way to start 2019 off on a healthy note," says Marika Day, Accredited Dietitian and Nutritionist. "Adding these into your food roster for lunches will take the stress away from having to come up with a balanced lunchbox everyday. Not only are these recipes healthy and tasty, they are easy to follow and also ideal for weekly meal prep, being suitable for freezing. Packed in a Vaya Tyffyn lunchbox, they will retain the freshness and nutritional benefits of a home-cooked meal."

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RRP of the Tyffyn lunchboxes start from $69.