Hello! Can you believe school starts again next week?? It’s madness, whether you’re looking forward to it or not though you’re going to have to deal with it, and the best way of dealing with school? Food, obviously.
Today’s post is a collaboration with one of my all-time favourite bloggers, she blogs about literally everything under the sun – Islam, books, movies, q + a’s , this girl does it ALL, oh and she has almost 1000 followers, yep you’ve guessed it, it’s Bayance, yup, the literal Beyonce of blogging! I recommend you go and follow her, because the sooner you follow her the sooner she’ll reach 1000 followers and I’m sure that would make her ecstatic, so go on, click here right now and follow her, I’ll wait.
So, school dinners. Not the best, not the worst, right? Unless you’re unbelievably lucky and have Michelin star chefs cooking for you – which, lets face it is the minority. That is why I am going to provide you with some simple back to school bake sale recipes you can make, and don’t worry, they’re all affordable and simple, grab and apron and get started!
- Pizza Toast
it sounds a little bit weird, but bear with me on this one, pizza toast is a great snack/lunch and it is what it says it is, pizza…on toast! Basically, all you need to do is grab the following ingredients: tomato puree, mushrooms, cheese, chillies, jalapenos, chicken and all your other favourite toppings, and then pop them all on a slice of bread – yep, normal bread, or something fancy if you feel like it. Once you’ve done that, put it in under the grill or in the toaster if you haven’t got a grill, and watch the magic happen! (by magic, I mean the cheese melting, because let’s face it, that’s the real magic here) Once the cheese is fully melted, take the toast out and enjoy!
Affordable, and delicious, that’s what real food is, and flapjacks perfectly combine the two. Simple find some oats – porridge oats are perfect!, find some golden syrup/maple syrup/honey and mix the two together, once combined, add chocolate chips/berries/nuts/any other tasty ingredients you have lying around and mix them together to form a nice mixture. Grease and line a small square/rectangular tray and flatten the mixture into all four corners, bake until golden brown on 180 degrees, then take out, slice and enjoy!
3. Vanilla Cupcakes
These might seem tricky at first, but after some practice these make amazingly versatile snack AND they are aamzing for school bake sales, plus once you’ve mastered the basics anything is possible, you can go wild and include orange, chocolate, rose water, pistachio, almonds, caramel, literally anything! My favourite cupcake recipe is this one here, simply follow the instructions to the word and they will work!
4. Fruit Salad with cream/or without
Fruit salad, no it doesn’t mean a banana mixed with a piece of lettuce, because that would be weird, a fruit salad is just a variety of different fruits chopped up and mixed together and presented in an appealing way, this is very simple but you can add your own twists to it, I like fruit salad with cream – not great if you’re carrying food around all day though!, but you can add anything you want, look online for ome amazing suggestions!
I love omelettes, and I’m so traditional with mine because I literally just have egg and cheese, but lately I’ve been experimenting and including ground celery, chilli flakes and even some Nando’s Chilli Salt – which tastes divine, and I think the humble omelette can be turned into something so much more exciting than what it’s made out to be, so follow a simple recipe online and then add some exciting flavours, maybe a new type of cheese? or some jalapenos? The best thing is, an omelette can be made on a Sunday let’s say, and stored in an airtight container for lunch the next day!
Thank you so much for reading this post, and now that you’ve read mine, go and check out Bayance’s post
What is your favourite snack?