Easy baked beans – healthy and delicious! It’s the perfect easy lunch or quick dinner and even for snacks and great to have on hand in the freezer.
Easy baked beans
Mealtimes can be a little bit of a battle around here.
I think often kids like to assert their independence through rejecting food that’s put in front of them.
I’ll say that’s what it is anyway and not that my cooking is no good.
Dinner time seems to be the biggest battle for most families.
Baked beans have been a failsafe meal in our house ever since our eldest spotted my husband eating them one morning and insisted on him sharing them.
Of course I’m too hard on myself to think opening a can can count as a meal. I wanted to make my own homemade version (I’ll add- I still often open a can but I pimp it with bone broth & veggie packed tomato pasta sauce).
I’m not a fan of baked beans (well not the canned version) but as soon as I had a mouthful of these, I was a convert.
What was the verdict from my 19 month old food critic the first time I made them?
Well he took one look at them, held the spoon to his mouth then returned the spoon to the bowl and pushed it away shaking his head.
I tell you, that should be one challenge on Masterchef – make 5 meals that don’t get rejected by a toddler.
No one can say I didn’t at least try.
I had one lot of beans for lunch the day I made them. Then I divided the rest between holes of a muffin tin and froze them so they’re already portioned out.
Perfect for an easy lunch or quick dinner, healthy and delicious. Enjoy.
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