Learn how you can prepare a nutritious meal that’s not just delicious, but takes very little time in the kitchen with Bays English Muffins.
This post is sponsored by Bays® English Muffins; however, the opinions expressed here are mine alone.
Let’s be honest
here with ourselves. As parents, we are always running around with our kids, most of the time we barely have time to eat a proper meal, and not because we don’t want to, but because we’ve run out of time. I always feel like I need a 28-hour day to get everything done.
When I’m not rushing to take my kids to school, then to their many extra-curricular activities, I’m busy planning my next vacation. Traveling is what I do best, and next comes cooking, but I don’t want to slave away all day in the kitchen preparing a healthy-delicious afternoon snack, or even dinner. I love quick meals that are nutritious and meals that I don’t feel guilty feeding my family. We all know that mom-guilt is real.
Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, and a constant in our breakfast rotation are Bays English Muffins. Not only do I keep them on hand for breakfast sandwiches, I love making mini-egg muffin bites, but I also use them throughout the day as afterschool snacks and sometimes even dinner. I’ve always been one to say, “Why can’t breakfast be dinner? Who made the rule that certain foods are only for breakfast?”. Let’s break those myths!
I have been a fan of Bays English Muffins for quite some time. Growing up in a British family, we would have these muffins toasted and spread with some jam along with our tea. Now we’ve gotten a bit more sophisticated and also a lot more inventive in what we can do with them.
What I especially love about them is that I never have to slice them as they’re already pre-sliced and ready and easy to use, and as I mentioned, can be used not just for breakfast, but lunch, afterschool snack, and even dinner. You can find Bays English Muffins in the dairy case at your favorite supermarket where they’re kept chilled for optimal freshness in a variety of flavors including the original that I love, cinnamon raisin, sourdough and multi-grain. I also keep mine in the refrigerator so that they can also remain fresh until ready for use. So what recipes can you use them for? Here’s one of our easy recipes that you can recreate and even make your own.
Tuna Melt Muffin Sandwiches (Serves 6)
2 cans (12 oz.) tuna, drained, flaked
1 cup chopped celery
1/2 cup chopped red onion
2 eggs (boiled and sliced)
2 tbsp fresh lemon juice
1/3 cup mayonnaise
6 BAYS English Muffins, any variety, split, toasted
Slices of your favorite cheese (I used pepper jack)
Combine your tuna, celery, onion, curry, eggs, lemon juice, and mayonnaise in a container and stir.
Spread your tuna salad over your muffin halves and top with cheese.
Place on a baking sheet and broil for about 2 to 3 minutes or until heated through and cheese are melted.
So think outside the box, put the bread away and grab some Bays English Muffins instead.