This week is National Baking Week, and we are very excited about it. At Bumble Wrap, we love to bake, and this celebration is the perfect chance for us to share some of the ways we like to bake but still be health-conscious. Come on, get your baking essentials ready and come join us for some downtime in the kitchen!
National Baking Week is about encouraging people of all ages and abilities to bake more at home. Following the success of The Great British Bake Off over the years, baking at home is now more popular than ever. Plus, there are actually many benefits to baking that you may have never even thought about. Baking can be meditative, it stimulates our senses, makes other people happy and can be a fantastic way to involve the whole family and get more creative.
Whether you have a sweet or savoury tooth, we encourage you to get imaginative this week in the kitchen. If you end up with leftovers, that’s when our handy beeswax wraps and bags step in to save the day. Use them to seal in all the yummy baked goodness and keep food fresher for longer!
Here are a few tips to make sure your baking is fun yet still extra nutritious -
- Pack in some of your 5-a-day fruit and vegetables. There are many ways to incorporate fresh goodness into your baked goods, plus it ensures that any leftovers from the fridge are used up. Aubergine is perfect for baking; it’s suitable for brownies, cakes, and muffins. You could also try sweet potato, spinach, carrots, beetroot, strawberries, blueberries, and bananas.
- Try to use unsaturated fats in your baking instead of saturated. For example, use an unsaturated spread or oil instead of butter. Although you may have never considered it before, both of these will actually give your baked goods a lighter texture.
- Use wholemeal flour instead of white flour to help increase your fibre intake. Alternatively, try a half-and-half mixture.
- Oats are surprisingly easy to bake with and are a great source of fibre and carbohydrates. Compared to other grains, they are also higher in protein and good fats. Easy recipes to make with oats include oat cookies, flapjacks, and baked oats.
- Be mindful of portion sizes. You can still enjoy maximum taste by making ‘mini’ versions of cakes, muffins, pies, and nearly every other type of baked good. However, don’t fall into the trap of eating more because they’re bite-size!
Let us know what yummy treats you knock up this week! Get your handy beeswax wraps and bags today to help keep food fresher for longer. We offer free delivery on all UK mainland orders over £30.00.