Healthy lunches are not always easy. I don’t know about you, but when I don’t make school lunch the night before I always find myself running around like a crazy woman the next morning trying to pack lunch, drink coffee, feed the kids breakfast, and fix the backwards facing shoes that my toddler proudly put on himself.
I do my best to pack the night before, but it doesn’t always happen. That’s when the freezer friendly pancakes come out. Pancakes will thaw by the time lunch arrives, so I can throw them in the bento box and go. A healthy lunch is served! These savoury chickpea pancakes are super easy to make and freeze well when separated by a bit of parchment paper. They are also loaded with hidden veggies, but your picky eater won’t see them. 🙂
I love making as many recipes as possible in my food processor or mini blender. With these pancakes, I can throw all of the ingredients into the blender and whip it up! I start with the wet ingredients, and then gently pulse the dry ingredients in after. Less dishes means less time cleaning up! Yay!
My kids also LOVE to dip their food (in just about anything). So I like to add protein rich Greek yogurt with a bit of lime and coriander to the side for dipping.
Back to school is especially challenging for me this year since my little Oscar is starting his first year! We’ve had a wonderful time together this summer creating fun back to school lunch recipes like this one for Dunnes Stores. They’ve been especially supportive as Oscar and I make the journey towards his first year of school.
Looking for healthy lunch ideas? Here’s a few more ideas: