These are heavenly, sweet treats that won’t set you back in the health department. The light-as-air angel food cake pairs so well with creamy Cool Whip and sweet fresh strawberries. They practically melt in your mouth and are as refreshing … Continue reading
These delightful, gluten-free little muffins are from Tone It Up, the nutrition and fitness program I recently joined. Definitely check them out because they offer tons of free workouts and recipes (like this one I’m sharing today) outside of the paid … Continue reading
Happy Friday! It’s been a great week–I hit 1,000 blog followers and the natural Kroger brand, Simple Truth, shared my 8 Foods for Beautiful Hair & Skin post on their Facebook page! I hope you all had a wonderful week … Continue reading
Happy Thursday! Today is the last day to enter both my Essie and Sent Her Way giveaways! Winners will be randomly chosen tonight and announced tomorrow! The holidays are full of cookies, cakes and other mouthwatering treats, and I look forward … Continue reading
Oh my gosh. This recipe is so exciting! I’m a big fan of egg nog and so is Jon, but I don’t ever drink it because it’s absolutely horrendous for you. I found this egg nog on Dashing Dish, one … Continue reading
Yes, I know, Thanksgiving is over. But pumpkin pie is fantastic any time during the holidays. I found this recipe on Chocolate Covered Katie, an absolutely amazing blog that’s full of desserts that are actually healthy. This was so delicious … Continue reading
Do I have a treat for you! These soft, moist, melt-in-your-mouth cupcakes have just 121 calories each and take minutes to make. It’s the simplest recipe EVER (just like these pineapple cupcakes that are by far my most popular recipe). … Continue reading
Nothing says fall like sweet potatoes, cinnamon, maple syrup and warm comfort food. Put all those things together and you get the perfect fall treat. These are sweet, warm, rich and guilt-free all at the same time. Enjoy them alone … Continue reading
With 4th of July weekend right around corner, I’m sure many of you plan on attending BBQs and outdoor events. Here is a round-up of my easy summery recipes that will make for the perfect 4th of July treat! From healthy sides, skinny desserts and refreshing cocktails, you’re sure to bring a crowd pleaser!
My cousin Rachel of the blog BeautyAnywhere is a health nut like me and is always making the most delicious and nutritious treats! I asked her to share one of her recent goodies with us, Banana Zucchini Chia Seed Health Muffins! Rachel is also a makeup artist. Check out my post about her 11 beauty must-haves for her clients here. Happy Thursday!
I’m so happy to be sharing a healthy baking recipe with you today! These muffins are very tasty and not overly sweet. I love chia seed because the health benefits are endless. For starters, chia seeds swell up to 3 times their normal size, making you feel full longer. They help to balance blood sugar, giving you great energy! They also contain more Omega 3′s than flaxseed and more than you would find in a piece of salmon. These muffins are great to eat in the morning for breakfast with some hot tea, or as dessert when you are craving something sweet but don’t want to ruin your whole day of healthy eating. I hope you enjoy them as much as we did! Stop by my blog for beauty tips, trends and reviews! You can also find me on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram (username: rach_walk).
Banana Zucchini Chia Seed Health Muffins (Makes 1.5 dozen muffins)
- 1 3/4 c. whole wheat flour
- 1/4 c. chia seed (or flaxseed if you prefer)
- 1 c. lightly packed brown sugar
- 2 tsp baking soda
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1 tsp ground cinnamon
- 1 1/2 c. coarsely grated zucchini (about one large zucchini)
- 1 1/2 c. bananas mashed, leave lumps (about 3 bananas, the riper the better)
- 1 egg
- 1/4 c. skim milk
- 1/2 c. applesauce 1 tsp vanilla
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- Lightly spray muffin tins with cooking spray.
- Combine all the dry ingredients in a large bowl and whisk together.
- Next, add the remaining ingredients to the mixture and stir to combine. Be sure not to overmix, you still want the batter slightly lumpy.
- Pour the batter into the muffin tins and bake for 15-25 min, or until a toothpick comes out almost clean. Be sure not to overcook.