I’ve been thinking A LOT about being more organized. Particularly in the kitchen. With so much of our daily life revolving around what and when we eat—even more so when there are little mouths and bellies to fill in addition to our own—a well-thought-out meal strategy can bring about calmer, less chaotic mornings and evenings (and who doesn’t want that?).
I’m still mastering the art of meal planning / meal prep, but guess what, I’m kinda figuring out the whole weekly snack thing. And the little mouths and bellies I’m tasked with filling, well they’re pretty pleased. They like snacks. Good, healthy, unfussy, snacks, like maple granola and their favorite carrot date muffins. In turn, I feel pretty darn good that I’m feeding the people I care about most, satisfying and mostly nutritious food. Not to mention how much quieter car rides can be when you’re snack-equipped…as I detail here.
NOW, about these chocolate chip bran muffins.
- Little and big bellies alike give them two thumbs up.
- They’re moist and dense, like a good muffin should be, and speckled with semi-sweet chocolate chips.