Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Banana Oat Muffins

These went over well with the kids this morning.  Wish I would of gotten a picture, but I forgot and then they were gone.  So I'll have to remember for next time.

Banana Oat Muffins
1 cup of Oats
1 and 1/2 cups of whole wheat flour
2 tsp Baking Powder
1/2 tsp salt
2 Eggs
1 lg Banana
1/2 cup Agave Nectar
1/4 cup Molasses
1 cup evaporated milk (this is only because I was out of any other kind of milk...feel free to use what you have).
1/4 cup canola oil

  1. Mix together all the dry ingredients: Oats, Whole Wheat Flour, Baking Powder, Salt.
  2. Add wet ingredients: Eggs, Banana, Agave, Molasses, Milk and Oil.
  3. I know your suppose to mix the dry in a large bowl, then mix the wet in another bowl and then add them together. However, I'm a bit lazy and don't like dishes so I put all my dry ingredients in a large bowl then kind of hollow it out and add my wet ingredients and mix.  I've not yet had a problem with my muffins or cookies or whatever recipe calls for separate bowls not turning out.
  4. Pour into muffin tin and put into a 400 degree oven and bake for 15-18 minutes, until brown and done.

Nutritional Data
Calories 242
Calories from fat 59
Total Fat 7g
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 36 mg
Sodium 196 mg
Total Carbohydrate 41g
Dietary Fiber 4g
Sugars 18g
Protein 7g

Saturday, March 26, 2011

Looking for Ideas

Okay since I had my teeth removed and got the immediate denture I've not had much of an appetite.  It's hard to think of clever, yummy, healthy foods when it hurts to chew.  The pain is getting better and hopefully the dentist will fix the looseness of the denture so it irritates my gum less when I go in on Monday.
However, I'm needing ideas of recipes to re-create or modify to make them softer and delicious while being clean and healthy.  If anyone reading this blog has an idea or would like to see something done to a recipe just leave a comment.  One idea I'm tossing around is a clean version of a family favorite called Chicken Rotel.  It has chicken, Doritos, Velvetta cheese and Rotel(canned diced tomatoes with green chilis) all layered in a casserole dish and baked.  Making a clean version of this will be very difficult.  Especially since Velvetta isn't really cheese but a processed cheese product.  Nope not clean, and cheddar doesn't melt the same. As for the Doritos, I can make homemade tortillas or take store bought tortillas(making sure to read labels) and bake them to a crisp.   I have ideas and I may be able to come close without spending a bundle on a dish.  I think that'll be a good project for the next week or two.  I'll fit it in around my classwork and post here once I come up with a good recipe.

Monday, March 21, 2011

Cinnamon Apple Grits

Having teeth pulled is a pain in so many ways.  Not only is there the physical pain, there is the frustrating pain.  Looking for healthy foods that are soft enough to not hurt an already hurt mouth can be difficult.  Everyone around is suggesting foods like Jello, pudding, ice cream, mashed potatoes and gravy.  Really?  Why would I want to put crap in my mouth when I had teeth removed in order to be healthy.  It's crap like that contributed to the decay that led to me having to have teeth pulled.  I know people mean well, they just don't have a clue.  This is why I go to school.  This is why my undergraduate major is Health and Sports Sciences with a concentration in Dietetics.  This is also why I want to go into Family Medicine.  I want to educate people, hopefully show them how they can eat healthy, yummy foods.  Anyway here's what has been my breakfast past couple days.  It's not bad at all and I can practically drink it.  I'm sure the recipe can be tweaked into being cleaner.  For example, if you could find old fashioned grits.  All I saw when I grabbed these were quick grits.  

Cinnamon Apple Grits serves 1
1/4 cup grits
1 cup of water
1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce
1/2 tablespoon coconut oil
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 tablespoon flaxseed

  1. Bring water to boil.  Add Grits and boil 5-7 minutes
  2. Let grits set for a minute or two.  Add rest of the ingredients and stir.
  3. Eat and enjoy.

Nutrition Date (approximate)
Calories 227
calories from fat 76
Total fat 9g
saturated fat 6g
trans fat 0g
Cholesterol 0mg
Sodium 9mg
Total Carb 48g
dietary fiber 4g
sugars 12g
Protein 4g

As my gums are healing I'll be looking for recipes that are easy to chew and post here.  

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Sorry moving so slow

I'm recovering from having all my upper teeth pulled. I'm still trying to get used the upper dentures and am in a moderate amount of pain/discomfort.  I promise to get working on moving recipes and such over to this blog.  Good news is that if you have read my other blog then you know I've been doing a No Sugar challenge.  This two week challenge of no added sugar (natural and processed) has been wonderful.  My cravings have been getting less and less and I've lost about 3 1/2 pounds as of this morning.  Though to be honest some of that weight-loss may be due to having the dental work done on Thursday. I'm still adjusting to eating and it takes me about 30 minutes to eat the smallest amounts (half a cup of soup for example). Anyway here is a video that has some very thought producing ideas.  It's just over 20 minutes long, but worth the time.

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

New blog

My clean eating, being healthy items  and recipes are getting buried in my rambling posts on my other blog.  So in order to be more organized I'm going to move my food/health related items to this blog and my ramblings and other things will be posted over on my newly renamed old blog Jackie's Junk Drawer.  So here's to new beginnings and blogs.