I'm certainly not the source to go to for eating healthy all the time, but I do try my best. I'm not vegan, I'm not even vegetarian, but I have no problem transitioning to a no meat option. In fact, yesterday my sister and I went to eat at the Olive Garden and I got the Fettuccine Alfredo sans chicken,... avec broccoli.
One of the things specifically that I do love vegan is muffins and cupcakes. The emphasis in these treats is on natural foods, such as fruit and grains, minus all the extra business that often just acts as filler. The aroma and taste is exemplified resulting in a much richer flavor and experience.
I created these muffins the other morning, simply because I was out of eggs. Because you can't rely on the eggs to give your treats a full top dome, you have figure out the science in the method, which makes experimenting that much more fulfilling!
Banana Peanut Butter Muffins
These muffins are a fabulous and delicious alternative to the peanut butter banana sandwich, and a healthy alternative to boot!
¼ lemon juice
½ canola oil
½ peanut butter
Whisk together until smooth
½ cup brown sugar
2 ripe bananas, mashed
½ cup wheat germ
1 cup wheat flour
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking soda
½ carob chips
Stir to combine
Pour ¾ batter into greased muffin pan, or into cupcake liners
Bake at F350°, 12-15 minutes
Remove and transfer to wire rack
What are your favorite healthy alternatives?