Zucchini & Apple Oat Muffins

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I made these today on a whim after looking for zucchini muffin recipes at the beginning of the week. I came up with my own based on what I had on hand and wanted to use. These are quite delicious and really very easy to make. Preheat oven to 350 and get your mini muffin pan out and ready. Spray so they don’t stick if not using silicone.

In a large bowl combine:

1/3 cup whole fat yogurt (good for babies and toddlers)

1/4 cup sugar

1/4 cup flour

3/4 cup oats

1 egg

1 small to medium sized grated zucchini (I left some skin on and took some off)

1 small to medium apple grated of your choice (I left some skin on and took some off)

1/2 tsp baking powder

1 tsp cinnamon

1 tsp baking soda

3 tbsp mini or full-size chocolate chips optional but recommended by me because I have a sweet tooth that can’t be tamed & I bet you do too!

Gently mix all ingredients together with a spoon and then fill muffin tin mostly all the way full as they will grow a bit in the oven but not overly.

Bake 18 min for mini style and I am guessing based on past baking of such muffins that a full size will take about 22 min so just check with a toothpick and make sure it comes out clean. Cool completely and then store in the fridge or freezer.  (This amount made 20 minis)

 

I like this combo because they were super moist and full of mostly the good stuff! I know you and your little ones will like them too!

 

My Charlotte had two for a snack with her milk today and she liked them very much!

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xo-Adrienne

 

“Health Nut” Mix

health nut mix

Where to even begin with this!?!?!

Do you want to eat something delicious that is good for your muscles, hair, eyes, nails, skin, heart and brain???

Well here you go you “health nut”!

A special mix I made to say Merry Christmas and thank you to my training clients and people who take my classes at the gym!

Here is the run down:

2 cups raw plain almonds

1 c of each of the following:

unsalted peanuts

roasted sunflower seeds

roasted pepitas

dried cranberries or cherries

1/2 cup unsweetened coconut flakes

1 tbsp. agave or honey (drizzle all over before mixing)

1 tbsp. cinnamon

Place in large bowl, mix gently with a spoon and scoop out 1/4 c servings into baggies or keep altogether and grab as needed.

Yields: 21   1/4 cup servings

Tips: I find that when I portion out ahead in 1/4 c baggies that really helps. As you may or may not know seeds and nuts are high in calories and fat (good fat) and should be consumed about once a day-a handful or so. I usually keep some sort of nut/seed mix in my bag as emergency food and it also makes for a great pre or after workout boost! Take it hiking, take it on road trips in the car or plane…just make it and take it!

All of these ingredients can be found at your local grocery store. (nothing too fancy!)

So friends….. enjoy, be inspired, take charge, have pride in your health, plan ahead, don’t get caught hungry and put something good in your body that will reflect well on the outside! In this case, be careful if eaten every day your hair may shine, your skin may glow, you may become extremely productive and even see more clearly!!

x0xo-A