Morning Glory Muffins

Morning Glory Muffins

Delicious and packed with nutrition?!?! Absolutely possible and just happened with this Morning Glory Muffin recipe. Once you’ve recovered from DYING over these unbelievable Morning Glory Muffins, come try my Banana Muffins (super popular right now) and my Pear Apple Muffins.  Warning: I will feel no regret for facilitating your muffin addiction. A friend emailed me recently with a recipe for ‘healthy’ Morning Glory Muffins.  She wanted my opinion on whether or not the recipe was actually healthy.  Oh. my.  They were made with 1 and 1/2 cups sugar, vegetable oil, and white flour.  Ugh… definitely not healthy.  Just because morning glory muffins have carrots and apples thrown in does not automatically make them healthy. When I create healthy recipes, I think about each ingredient added.  I play around with naturally sweet foods like apples, bananas, and of course pure honey or maple syrup instead of adding sugar.  I choose oils with rockin’ benefits like coconut and olive oil.  White flour?  Forget about it.  Once you try whole wheat pastry flour, you’ll kiss white flour forever goodbye. So… I’m loving the health sneakiness of chia seeds.  They. are. awesome.  Fiber, protein, omega-3s, calcium, and the list continues of vitamins found in chia seeds.  They also soak up excess liquid assisting in creating the absolute needed fluffiness of a muffin.  Someone commented that the batter is really moist.  No worries.  Between the whole wheat pastry flour and chia seeds, the morning glory muffins will turn out fluffy while keeping slightly moist.   Print Morning Glory Muffins Ingredients 2 cups whole wheat pastry flour 2 Tbs chia seeds 2 tsp ground cinnamon 2 tsp aluminum-free baking powder 1/2 tsp salt...
Ants on a Log

Ants on a Log

Whether you have kids or not, these Ants on a Log are an easy, tasty, quick, and nutritious little snack.  Crunchy celery topped with creamy peanut butter and juicy grapes and/or raisins?  Oh, I’m in love with these little critters.   I love fruit and vegetables!  Okay, I may be a little addicted to fruit and vegetables.  They have such bright and vibrant colors and a variety of flavors and textures.  Ants on a Log are a perfect option when either hosting a party, getting a snack for the kids, or just needing something sweet and juicy.   When purchasing celery or grapes, organic is best.  They have such thin skin that they absorb pesticides and chemicals.  Definitely purchase organic if possible.  Regardless, you need to wash those bad boys.   Don’t know the value of washing your fruits and vegetables? Check out my post where I SHOW you the importance.  It doesn’t take much time, but it’s worth every second! I can’t wait to hear how you enjoy this simple yet finger-licking-good recipe!  I think I love them most with the grapes on top. Print Ants on a Log Ingredients 5 or 6 stalks of celery washed, dried, and cut into 2 to 3 inch sticks 1 Tbs natural peanut butter or almond butter per celery stick 1/2 cup raisins 1 cup red grapes washed and quartered Instructions Spread peanut or almond butter down the center of each celery stick. Sprinkle raisins and/or red grapes down the center on top of the peanut/almond butter. Refrigerate until ready to serve. Serve...

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