healthy_eatingIf you’re planning on including a ham on the table this Christmas, there’s a good chance you’ll have a whole load leftover for the week proceeding the big day.
While ham sandwiches are yummy, having a few other family friendly options for your leftovers is always useful.
While lunch meat or deli style ham can be a high in salt and calories, ham off the bone is a much more nutritious option that can fit into your weight loss and healthy eating plan.
These muffins are also a crowd pleaser for the under 5 crowd. I originally tried this recipe after an early Christmas lunch as finger food for my son, only to discover just how yummy these muffins are for the grown ups.
We have used zucchini and spinach but you can add any veggies that you have lying around or in the crisper. Adding extra greens while up the nutritional content of the muffins without adding too many extra calories.

  • 100g ham, finely diced
  • 2 cups wholemeal self raising flour
  • 3/4 cup almond meal
  • 1/2 large zucchini, washed and grated
  • 1/2 cup baby spinach, washed and shredded
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 80g unsalted butter, melted
  • 1 cup skim milk
  • 1/2 cup grated cheese
  • Vegetable oil spray
  • Preheat the oven to 180C.
  • Spray two 6 muffin muffin trays with vegetable oil spray and set aside.
  • Sift wholemeal flour into a large bowl, followed by the almond meal.
  • Add baking powder and mix to combine.
  • Pour in the milk and melted butter and mix well.
  • Add the ham, zucchini, cheese and spinach and make sure batter is all combined.
  • Spoon batter into the muffin trays.
  • Cook for 25-30 min or until muffins are golden.
  • Enjoy!

– Cooked muffins can be frozen for up to a month.
Makes 12 muffins – 230 cal per muffin
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