morning glory muffins
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Muffins get a bad rap when it comes to breakfast. They have a tendency to lack any nutrition. Most muffins are overly sweet. Basically, muffins are cakes that pass for a breakfast food. Quite frankly, I am ok with that. However, sometimes you need a better breakfast, and these morning glory muffins fit the bill. Packed with fruit, veggies, and nuts, these muffins have it all, plus they are delicious.
This is the first year I have had a kid play on a traveling sports team. Let me tell you, there is a learning curve. Our first road trip weekend, I thought I had planned well. I packed all the uniforms, extra socks, sneakers, knee pads non-sport clothes, camera with extra battery and memory card, directions to venues and hotel…I had everything…except I didn’t. Turns out we were playing in a gym in the middle of a neighborhood, with not a single store or restaurant nearby. With only 1 hour between games, there was not enough time to drive around in search of food. Stella played back-to-back games without eating. They didn’t even have bottles of water for sale.
Mom fail in a big way.
snacks to pack for road trips
After that first tournament weekend, I have learned to pack accordingly. Tournament weekends typically include several venues and tight schedules. Many times we have only an hour between games, so Stella and I eat a lot of meals in the car going from game to game. Even if available, road food or snack bar snacks do not do a player’s body good. Now, we come prepared with plenty of meal and snack options. Grapes, mandarin oranges (already peeled), string cheese, crackers, granola bars, and trail mix are some of our favorites. When we have early games, I always make sure to pack plenty of muffins. Stella loves them, and when it comes to breakfast on-the-go, muffins are pretty portable with minimal mess. These morning glory muffins pack enough goodness in them that I don’t feel like I’m giving Stella cake before a big game, but still sweet enough that she’ll actually eat them. Healthy food doesn’t do anyone good if it doesn’t get eaten.
how to make morning glory muffins
morning glory muffins
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