Wow, the Guiding Stars program with Loblaw is quite the challenge! I’ve really been trying to ramp up my stars each visit to the grocery store. I’m way too competitive for my own good!
As promised with my last post about the program, I would like to share with you the amazing recipes offered through Guiding Stars, but first an update:
I am STILL at Level 2 (which irks me to no end) however, my percentage of 1 and 2 star products have gone up AND I’ve gone from 23% of my overall shop with starred products to 25%. Something is better than nothing! At least I’m headed in the right direction. 😉
It’s great that the Guiding Stars program gives folks incentive to buy more products with stars by having an easily accessible list of healthy recipes with those ingredients.
My kids love to bake and try new recipes, and my 13 year old has a slight obsession with pumpkin these days, so even though it isn’t quite yet fall season, the Pumpkin Cornbread seemed like an easy yet tasty side dish for supper.
We had most of the ingredients we needed for this recipe; however, I was pleased to see how many stars each of the remaining ingredients that I needed to purchase had!
The kids are invested in baking with only starred products now. I literally take pictures every single time I’m in Superstore (I must look odd to the other shoppers)!
After a short period of prep time, and enough cooking time to clean up our mess, our Pumpkin Cornbread was ready, and smelled oh so yummy!
Pumpkin Cornbread (Guiding Stars)
- 1 1/4 cups corn meal
- 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
- 1/2 cup white whole wheat flour
- 2 tsp baking powder
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 2 eggs
- 1/8 cup applesauce
- 1 cup pumpkin puree
- 1 cup skim milk
- 1 tbsp canola oil
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees F
- Whisk together corn meal, flours, baking powder and salt. Set aside.
- Whisk together eggs, sugar, pumpkin and milk. Stir in dry ingredients.
- Oil an oven-safe skillet and pour in batter. Bake 30 minutes, or until top is golden. Insert toothpick into middle and ensure it comes out with fine, dry crumb.
Have you tried any of the Guiding Stars program recipes?