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Tuesday, May 15, 2012

DISH'IN NUTRITION: "Feed Your Sweet Tooth and Win"

At the ripe young age of 50, I can honestly say that I have maintained the best 'painstakingly produced',  Fit Physique that I'm humanly capable. I've 'held the line' now for as long as I can remember.Before I had even studied one single sentence about anatomy, physiology, or nutrition -  I'd always lived by the motto that one should allow room for a little treat now and then; especially when it comes to watching your weight! Try to stay away from any and everything that's sweet and yummy and you just might be setting yourself up for a BINGE!! 
That's how our minds work. Tell us we CAN'T  have or DO something and there you have it, we're off to the races just to get a  peek at IT. We become fixated on getting the one thing we think we can't have. If you've read my four part Stress Reduction Series of late, that information is sounding pretty familiar right now isn't it? Well, it's because its TRUE! 
So I search high and low for things that I can partake of on a REGULAR basis that fit this single criteria;
1)Whatever it is... It must be Low Calorie, Good For You and taste UNBELIEVABLY GREAT! 
We're talking something that's so incredibly good, it actually raises controversy!  These Yummy diamonds in the rough must be full pledged - mouth watering - jaw dropping morsels that cause one to wonder if what their eating is actually something a "Low Calorie, Healthy Food addict might actually partake of"!
Well, I've found a few....but in most cases, YOU DO HAVE TO MAKE THEM! 
The Recipe below fit's my Criteria Equation Just Right! So hit the store, gather your ingredients and start baking. In my book, these muffins are a WIN- WIN!
Power ON, 
Until Next Time...BON APPETITE, 

Low Fat (Low Calorie) - Apple Bran Muffins

Prep Time:
10 Min
Cook Time:
20 Min
Ready In:
30 Min


Original Recipe Yield 12 muffins


  • 1 1/2 cups wheat bran
  • 1 cup low-fat buttermilk
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 egg whites
  • 1/2 apple, grated


  1. In a small bowl, combine bran and buttermilk. Set aside to soak for 10 minutes.
  2. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Lightly grease muffin pan, or use paper liners.
  3. In a large bowl, mix together flour, brown sugar and baking soda. Stir in bran mixture and egg whites. Fold in grated apple. Divide batter into 12 muffin cups.
  4. Bake in preheated oven for 16 to 18 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. Allow to cool for 5 minutes before removing from the pan.

Nutritional Information:

Amount Per Serving  Calories: 85 | Total Fat: 0.6g | Cholesterol: < 1mg 

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1 comment:

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