Recipes?

Sara - posted on 01/05/2011 ( 32 moms have responded )

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So, I have a few recipe sites that I like to go to for healthier recipes and I thought we should share!

Here's my favorite site, though it's a vegetarian site, there's a ton of whole grain, high protein, low carb meals on here:

www.101cookbooks.com

Anywone else have any sites they like? Or good recipes to share?

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Barb - posted on 01/05/2011

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Here is my favorite blueberry muffin recipe for my friend who has Celiac's disease.

4 T (1/2 stick) softened butter/canola oil
2/3 c raw,unrefined sugar
1/3 c organic unsweetened applesauce
2 eggs
1/2 c orange juice
2 t vanilla
2 c spelt flour
2 t baking powder
1 t grated orange peel
1/4 t salt
2 c fresh/frozen blueberries (i like using frozen, they seem to hold up better being cooked. do NOT use canned pie filling or canned blueberries)

Preheat oven to 375 F

Cream together the butter/oil, sugar, applesauce, eggs, orangejuice and vanilla. In another bowl mix together the flour, baking powder, orange peel and salt. Mix the dry ingredients into the liquid ingredients and combine gently. Fold in the blueberries. Bake in lightly oiled or sprayed muffin tins (or use liners) for 30 minutes or until done.

Nutritional info:
Serving size 1 cupcake.
170 calories (45 from fat)
5g total fat
2.5 saturated fat
4 g dietary fiber
4 g protein
31 g carbohydrates
45 mg cholesterol
140 mg sodium.

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that was supposed to read True whore. what the hell is a rue whore. hey and all you people out there that rate posts and write once in a bit...please...introduce yourselves in the introduce yourselves thread. don't be shy. we may be vulgar but we are really nice. (I think.)

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are you a rue whore cause cupcakes might go in muffin trays but the group is a eat nutritious group and muffins clearly can be nutritious yet cupcakes are highly unlikely to be. that said...if you are a true whore you are graced with being a muffin whore.

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All Hail the Queen of the muffin whores! My hunni demands however that I remind her majesty that cupcakes are in the muffin family and should not be banished entirely. So speaking of muffins I gotta say apple&cinnamon muffins are my favourite. Can I be inducted into the muffin whore community now as I pledge my allegiance to her majesty queen of the muffin whores and her muffin whoreish subjects?

Barb - posted on 01/08/2011

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i was raised by religious people and sent to religious school and for a period of time was religious myself, but i am not religious any longer for a myriad of reasons.

I have educated myself out of my religion. :)

Barb - posted on 01/08/2011

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nooo! Caitlin, that's the wrong path!! come back to delicious healthy muffins. they are single serving cakes.

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well caitlin as queen of the muffin whores I decree that if you make cake you can't be part of our non-existent muffin whore group. and cupcakes are out too.
oh you know what...just remembered this is a nutritious eating group...guess it's ok this once...but only if you are getting your period or having a really bad day.

Caitlin - posted on 01/06/2011

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I feel lost... I also feel like making muffins.. or cupcakes.. screw it, I feel like making a delicious chocolate cake..

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shit sorry whore (whoops i mean coffee whore) thought you did on some post. guess wrong. so you really were a boarding school slut wannabe? hmm...interesting.

Barb - posted on 01/06/2011

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Who said i was religious?!! Who?! LOL

I probably got it from all those years of religious boarding school where i wasn't allowed TV or radio and had to use my imagination and smut novels that people snuck in. When you aren't given the truth, you can make up some pretty awesome stuff.

Actually the whole noun/whore thing started with my sweet friend Patti. We were one upping each other on how much we love coffee. "oh i love coffee so much i drink it until noon" "oh i love it so much i drink it all day" "well i love it so much i'd marry it" "well i love it so much i'd whore myself out for a whiff!" "ooh!! you are a coffee whore!!" So when we really really like something, we joke we are a whore of that product.

I have to say though.. not everyone appreciates the humor of these phrases. Grandma Miller did.. her daughter, my MIL does not. LOL

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um...notice how no one else is finding this thread humourous. either nobody checks it cause they haven't written on it or we are a bunch of freaks. whores, freaks what ever you prefer.
and excuse me ms. barb but this royality wants to know where a religious gal gets such a warped sense of dirty girl humour?!

Barb - posted on 01/06/2011

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OMG! you ladies are so cracking me up!! I love having the name changed to Muffin whores!! but i think it might draw the wrong participants LOL

Oh Vickie!! you take cake (pun intended)

I now pronounce you, Queen of the Muffin Whores!!

your Majesty!!

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oh and way off topic but I did once dress as a giant muffin for a muffin company and walk around a mall saying hi to kids. was sooo hot in that thing my sweat dripped onto my mascara and my eyes were burning. so here I am a happy on outside looking giant muffin barely able to see and in pain weaving through mall back to muffin stand. that job lasted about an hour.

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funyn thing is this whore actually made muffins. no, not low fat...big fat content (for babies). BUT hugely nutritious. ww flour, wheat germ, peanut butter, and the piece de resistance (sp?)...snuck in mashed carrots and sweet potatoes and damn they were good!

so not meaning to brag but I have been called a whore...and I did make muffins so I figure I'm in...colour me a muffin whore!

~♥Little Miss - posted on 01/05/2011

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LOL...I was actually thinking about changing the security to "private" so only invited members could join...I like Muffin Whores..that could be so many things! LOL

Sara - posted on 01/05/2011

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Maybe we should rename this group "Muffin Whores", though that may be a turnoff for new members.

Barb - posted on 01/05/2011

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spark recipes is one of my favorite recipe places too as well as.

I also like www.cooks.com they have a diet plan tab.

Sara - posted on 01/05/2011

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Hey, if we're going for muffins that won't give you a muffin top, here's one of my faves:



Pineapple Upside Down Muffins

Ingredients

Topping

2 tablespoons packed light brown sugar

2 tablespoons chopped walnuts, or pecans (optional)

1 10-ounce can pineapple slices

Muffins

3/4 cup whole-wheat flour

3/4 cup all-purpose flour

2 teaspoons baking powder

1/2 teaspoon baking soda

1/4 teaspoon salt

1 tablespoon ground cinnamon

2 large eggs

1/2 cup packed light brown sugar

1/4 cup canola oil

2 tablespoons pineapple juice, or orange juice

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

1 8-ounce can crushed pineapple, (not drained)

1 cup grated carrot, (1 large)

1/2 cup old-fashioned oats

3/4 cup raisins, preferably baking raisins (see Ingredient note)

1/4 cup chopped walnuts, or pecans (optional)

Preparation

1.Preheat oven to 400°F. Coat 12 muffin cups with cooking spray.

2.To prepare topping: Sprinkle 1/2 teaspoon brown sugar into each muffin cup. Sprinkle nuts, if using, over the sugar. Stack pineapple slices and cut into 6 wedges. Place 2 wedges in each muffin cup.

3.To prepare muffins: Whisk whole-wheat flour, all-purpose flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt and cinnamon in a large bowl.

4.Whisk eggs and brown sugar in a medium bowl until smooth. Whisk in oil, juice and vanilla. Stir in crushed pineapple. Make a well in the dry ingredients; add the wet ingredients and stir with a rubber spatula until just combined. Stir in carrot, oats, raisins and nuts, if using. Scoop the batter into the prepared muffin cups (they'll be quite full).

5.Bake the muffins until the tops are golden brown and firm to the touch, 15 to 25 minutes. Immediately loosen edges and turn muffins out onto a baking sheet. Restore any stray pineapple pieces and nuts. Let cool for at least 10 minutes. Serve upside-down, either warm or at room temperature.

Tips & Notes

Ingredient Note: Baking raisins, moister than regular ones, ensure a better texture. To substitute regular raisins, plump them first: soak in boiling water for 10 minutes; drain well.

NutritionPer muffin: 211 calories; 6 g fat (1 g sat, 3 g mono); 35 mg cholesterol; 36 g carbohydrates; 4 g protein; 3 g fiber; 185 mg sodium; 152 mg potassium.



2 1/2 Carbohydrate Serving



Exchanges: 2 starch, 1/2 fruit, 1 fat

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that seriously was a good find that site. I've been searching for healthy crock pot recipes and they all call for crap like a bottle of bbq sauce or campbells soup. also like knowing what the extra vitamins and stuff are. big kudos sara.

Sara - posted on 01/05/2011

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Yeah, I think the black bean and mushroom chili looks pretty good, I may have to fix that one! Rowan really likes black beans!

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or the mid eastern lamb stew...hmm,...like how it shows the exra bonuses you get from the recipes (i.e.calcium or whatever).

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thanks Sara. looking for healhty crock pot stuff. need to model eating for babies as they've taken a step back after being sick and refusing lots of the usual stuff. have such little time to cook. finally got a mini kitchen table in kitchen so they are sitting at a table (sortof) and watching me eat with them. looking for healthy crock pot recipes. anyone?

ideas anyone?

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