Banana Bread and Berry Yogurt Chia Pudding (with spinach!)

lunch on 28 Jan 2014: banana bread, apples, Parmesan Goldfish, berry yogurt chia pudding

lunch on 28 Jan 2014: banana bread, apples, Parmesan Goldfish, berry yogurt chia pudding

First thing’s first: this particular batch of chia pudding is a really unattractive shade of grey (I’m glad Iain de-emphasized it by artfully putting in toward the back of the photo). That’s because I snuck a handful of spinach into the blender, along with some frozen bananas, frozen mixed berries, almond milk and plain yogurt. It tastes delicious, but looks a little gross—unlike that moist, buttered slice of fresh-baked banana bread, which is making me hungry just looking at it. There were a couple of sad looking, half black bananas on the counter yesterday and Iain pointed out that they were just right for banana bread. Okay, then. I can take a hint: banana bread baking was in order. Since this is a kid-packed lunch, the treat is fantastic: a jelly filled Hello Kitty marshmallow. I don’t even remember how a bag of jelly filled Hello Kitty marshmallows ended up in my cupboard, but I suspect it came from a shopping trip with Lily.

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