Posts Tagged ‘clean eating’

Whole Wheat Muffins with Fruit & Carrots

Delicious, HEALTHY muffins that your whole family will enjoy!! These muffins are jam packed with nutrition!! There is a small amount of brown sugar added to them. Usually I stay clear of any sugar added to my family’s snacks, but because of all of the other great nutrition added to this recipe I am willing to overlook the small amount sugar added. These muffins can even be cooked, frozen and reheated later. They are great for breakfast and snacks!

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Whole Wheat Muffins with Fruit & Carrots

Ingredients

1 cup pineapple chunks

1/2 cup rough chopped carrots

1 Tablespoon olive oil

1/4 cup firmly pack light brown sugar

1 egg

1/4 cup whole wheat flour

1 teaspoon flax meal

1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

1 teaspoon baking powder

1/2 teaspoon baking soda

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/2 cup raisins

 

Heat oven to 375 degrees. Lightly coat a muffin pan with cooking spray or use cupcake liners.

 

Place pineapple, carrots, oil, brown sugar, and egg into your blender or food processor and pulse 5 times (carrot and pineapple should still be chunky). I forgot to pulse and pretty much chopped it all very fine.

 

In a large mixing bowl, combine flour, flax meal, cinnamon, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.

 

Pour wet mixture into dry ingredients and mix gently by hand to combine. Quickly but gently stir in raisins.

 

Spoon into prepared muffin pan, filling each cup 3/4 full.

 

Bake for 20 to 25 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center of one muffin comes out clean.

 

Cook for 5 minutes and then carefully remove each muffin from muffin pan.

Yield: 6 muffins

 

NOTE: Since I did not pulse the fruit and carrot and instead pretty much emulsified it I ended up with a lot more batter which made 11 muffins instead of 6. They still tasted great and I think I preferred doing this rather than the chunky fruit and carrots.

NEW Clean Eating Meal Plan PLUS Recipes!!

I have had a lot of requests lately for new clean eating recipes so I decided to post my latest meal plan here.

 

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These recipes are all what I consider “Clean”. Whenever you see rice or pasta listed you can assume that I am talking about whole wheat pasta and brown rice. Also, for any other ingredients I always strive to get the sugar free and least processed.

 

There are links to almost all recipes posted. I am in the process of adding new recipes to my website and not all of my pictures have been added. I will be updating these soon!

 

I hope you enjoy the recipes listed; these are my family’s favorites!

 

Breakfast:

Peanut Butter Banana Shakeology

Chocolate Covered Strawberry Shakeology

 Healthy, homemade granola

 

Lunch:

Quinoa Avocado Spinach Salad

 Crock pot Rotisserie Chicken & veggies or salad

Mexican Chocolate Honey Shakeology

Chicken Quesadillas

Leftovers

 

Snacks:

Raw veggies & Avocado Hummus

Fruit Salad

Oatmeal Banana Muffins

 

 

Dinner:

Chicken Carnitas Burrito Bowl

Chicken and Black Bean Taco Salad

Strawberry, Cucumber & Spinach Salad and Loaded Baked Potato – this has become my favorite meal to eat before a long run. I skip the heavy butter and cream on the potato and load it up with chicken and veggies!

Healthy Chicken and Broccoli Tetrazzini

Turkey Spinach Meatballs, Honey Roasted Carrots and roasted red potatoes

Sweet Potato Shepard’s Pie

BBQ Chicken and Black Bean Burritos

Roasted Pork Tenderloin, Red Potatoes, Green Beans