What’s in your box? Carrot and Parsnip Muffins

Health Promotions Officer and resident Master/Iron Chef, Jamie Winbank, has done all the hard work for you (including making and eating, ok mostly eating) and found some of the best Go for 2 and 5® recipes for you to include in your lunchbox for when rehearsals begin.

Carrot & Parsnip Muffins

Carrot and Parsnip Muffins

Carrot and Parsnip Muffins

15 minutes preparation + 25 minutes cooking

What you’ll need:

  • Olive or canola oil spray
  • 1 cup wholemeal self-raising flour
  • ¾ cup white self-raising flour
  • ¼ teaspoon paprika or curry powder
  • 1 large carrot, peeled and grated
  • 1 parsnip, peeled and grated
  • 2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese
  • 2 tablespoons chopped parsley or basil
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 2 tablespoons oil
  • 1 cup low-fat milk

What to do:

Preheat oven to 190°C. Lightly spray muffin trays with oil. Sift flours into a large bowl, returning husks to the bowl. Add paprika and fold in carrot, parsnip, cheese and herbs. In a separate bowl mix eggs, oil and milk. Pour into the dry ingredients. Lightly combine but do not over-mix. Spoon into a greased 12 – muffin tray and bake for 25 minutes or until golden brown and firm to touch. Cool on a wire rack.

Makes 12.

These muffins freeze well and can be defrosted and microwaved to serve warm.

Serving suggestion
: Serve with low-fat cheese such as cottage cheese, quark or labneh.

Variation: Not a fan of parsnip? Try other vegetables including zucchini or sweet potato instead.

Recipes used with permission from ACT Health and Go for 2 and 5®.


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About Jamie Winbank

Jamie Winbank is a dance artist, choreographer and dance teacher based in Canberra. Originally from Young, NSW Jamie has trained and studied at The Sydney University, NIDA and WAAPA (Bachelor of Arts - Dance). He has choreographed “couch” with Kelly Beneforti for Dance On The Edge, “The Wrong Way Down A One Way Street” for National Capital Ballet and most recently“sonder” for Short + Sweet Dance and was the conceiver and director of the interactive roving improvisation “Everyday Play” for the 2014 Art Not Apart Festival. Jamie has been involved with QL2 Dance for over ten years, having been a member of its youth ensemble Quantum Leap and now currently works there as Tour Manager and Assistant to the Artistic Director for the company’s “Boundless Tour” to Bangkok, London and Glasgow. Jamie was a guest panelist at “The Next Gen”, a youth arts forum hosted by Belconnen Arts Centre; the movement director for Canberra’s first major fashion festival, FASHFEST; Assistant to the Artistic Director for the 2013 Australian Dance Awards; Technical Manager for CSIRO’s DANscienCE Festival; co-conceiver and co-producer for “Strange Attractor” a dance event showcasing independent dance practice in Canberra and has been a Board Member (Student Representative) at WAAPA and currently a Board Member for AUSDANCE ACT. Jamie is a National Trainer and Presenter for Les Mills Asia Pacific and International DVD Presenter for Les Mills Sh'bam. For more information head to www.jamiewinbank.com