Friday, October 23, 2009

Healthy Alternative

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
Add
½ cup brown sugar
2 ripe bananas, mashed
Stir together

Add
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?

7 Sweet Talkers:

Norah said...

Those look good! I think my kids would love them.
I received my treat in the mail today and oh my goodness that was so good. Thanks so much for sending to me!

Dorothy said...

Oh those do look very healthy! I agree about the vegan baked goods being extra tasty. They're easy, too! I have everything in my pantry (except carob chips, I only have chocolate). Now to wait a few days for the banana to ripen...

Heather said...

LOOKS delicious as always! you are amazing!!
you know, i feed my kids this spinach shake. It is really tasty! did you see the recipe on my fb!?
well, if not...

crushed ice
mixed berries (frozen good? or fresh)
HANDFULS of fresh baby spinach raw.
passion fruit juice (or any kinda juice you want...)
(the froz kind we use in the cans just add water)
1 banana
and sometimes fresh pineapple if we can get it! :O)

BLEND and oooh baby! enjoy! it is healthy and delicious and better than jamba! love you

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