Benefits of Whole Wheat Muffins

Benefits of Whole Wheat Muffins

Take steps towards a health and balanced lifestyle, one recipe at a time. These whole wheat muffins contain many natural ingredients including whole wheat flour, applesauce, oats, and a variety of freeze dried or fresh fruits. The ingredients provide rich nutrients that allow for an ample intake of daily nutritional value. Fruits are a source of a natural sugar called fructose, and many valuable nutrients. Nutrients and fructose from fruit reduce the risk of cancers, obesity, high blood pressure, heart disease, stroke and diabetes. Table sugar, also known as sucrose, does not have the same nutritional value then that of fructose. It is significant to note that the sugar within high fructose corn syrup, is not healthy. Fruits have phytonutrients and fiber to allow for a slower release of sugar absorption in the blood. High fructose corn syrup, found in many popular soda brands, has rapid sugar absorption within the blood, and is linked to weight gain and diabetes. This flour provides healthy nutritive value for all lifestyles. Whole wheat flour is composed of grain that is high in fiber and manganese. Whole wheat in the diet reduces blood pressure and lowers the risk of numerous diseases, including obesity, heart disease, type 2 diabetes, breast cancer, and gallstones. While white flour undergoes extremely refined processing of wheat grains, whole wheat flour is not as heavily processed. As a result, whole wheat flour has an increased amount of healthy fiber and nutrients. Nutrients within whole wheat flour include vitamins B1 (Thiamin), B3 (Niacin), and B5 (Pantothenic Acid), as well as minerals manganese, selenium, and magnesium. Makes: 16 muffins Ingredients: 1/2 c. buttermilk (or homemade vegan alternative) 1 c. unsweetened applesauce 1 large egg (or store...
Whole Wheat Oatmeal Raisin Muffins

Whole Wheat Oatmeal Raisin Muffins

  Eating right, getting tight with these whole wheat oatmeal raisin muffins. These whole wheat oatmeal raisin muffins are the perfect solution to the everyday question, “What’s for breakfast?”. The wholesome and healthy ingredients within these oatmeal raisin muffins make this recipe the right choice for a family that is on the go. Homemade muffins have an edge over prepackaged muffins for a variety of reasons. Preservatives and refined sugars within processed muffins do not always bode well within the human body. The plastics and cardboard used in order to sufficiently prepackage individual portion sizes of muffins are also extremely wasteful. Inherent manufacturing “flaws” within food packaging lead to excess wastes in garbage landfills. Senseless shopping for a quick morning fix such as prepackaged store-bought muffins can lead a customer towards an unsatisfactory lifestyle choice, down the road of excess waste and waist. Appearance is not always what it seems: An eager child could easily be attracted to the appeal of a box on a grocery store shelf due to the aesthetic appeal of the packaging. Unfortunately, certain eye-catching advertisement effects on or within packaging could make responsible recycling tricky. For effortless recycling tips, check out the latest recycling guide from Earth911 and start separating out food packaging appropriately today. A healthy dose of these oatmeal raisin muffins a day will completely change your life. Makes: 16 muffins Ingredients: 3/4 c. raisins 1 1/4 c. oats 1 1/4 c. whole wheat flour 1 c. unsweetened applesauce 1 large egg (or store bought vegan alternative) 1/2 c. raw coconut sugar 1/2 c. buttermilk (or homemade vegan alternative) 2 TBSP avocado oil 1 tsp. baking powder 1/2 tsp. cinnamon 1/2 tsp. baking soda...
Whole Wheat Oatmeal Cranberry Muffins

Whole Wheat Oatmeal Cranberry Muffins

Solid nutrition starts with one soft bite of a whole wheat oatmeal cranberry muffin. Making healthy lifestyle choices improves ones own wellbeing as well as the environment. There are countless diets that support green living, and can be of benefit for those who are willing and ready to make a change for the betterment of society. The Travel Animal Doctor blog focuses mainly on vegan and vegetarian diets in order to heal the biology of the Earth, the body, and the mind. However, there are many other lifestyle choices that can be explored, employed to make a conscious attempt to right the wrongs of an unjust civilization. This whole wheat oatmeal cranberry muffins recipe is rich with healthy nutrients that offer unimaginable dietary value. Makes: 12 muffins Ingredients: 2 TBSP flaxseed oil 1 1/4 c. whole wheat flour 1 1/4 c. oats 1 large egg 1 c. applesauce (unsweetened) 3/4 c. freeze dried or frozen cranberries 1/2 c. buttermilk 1/2 c. raw coconut sugar 1 tsp. baking powder 1/2 tsp. cinnamon 1/2 tsp. baking soda 1/4 tsp. salt Although this list of dry ingredients were dry prior to baking, do not be fooled by how moist these whole wheat oatmeal cranberry muffins become once baked. Preheat Oven: 375 degrees Directions: Spray cooking spray or place muffin lining into a 12 c. muffin pan. Measure out dry ingredients in a large mixing bowl. Add applesauce into the middle of the dry ingredients. Measure and whisk all wet ingredients thoroughly in a medium mixing bowl. Combine the wet and dry ingredients until dough is moistened. Mix berries in, thoroughly mixing the cranberries within the muffins. Distribute the muffin cups evenly in the muffin tray. Bake oatmeal cranberry muffins 17 minutes. “Hungry?...
Fresh Watermelon and Feta Samplers

Fresh Watermelon and Feta Samplers

Living a life of luxury with the robust taste of feta and watermelon. A blast from the past, the watermelon is a summertime fruit that has a rich and mysterious history. Described as an angelic fruit, National Geographic found watermelon to be a fruit that was a diuretic and also a natural cure for heatstroke. Promoting simple living, these fresh watermelon and feta samplers are an easy and quick appetizer to prepare for any summer event. The sheer bulk of the watermelon alone allows a quantity that offers plenty of bang for the buck.  Just one unique recipe of a fruit that could be prepared in a variety of ways, this versatile ingredient can be thought of as a cooling reminder of heavensent intelligent design. “I am convinced that there can be luxury in simplicity.”- Jil Sander Moisten your palate with these watermelon and feta samplers today. The watermelon is not the only ingredient that makes this appetizer pop. Paired with the fresh feta cheese, these watermelon and feta samplers are a creation so holy that each tastebud would feel revived through rebirth. As a vegetarian who seeks natural sources of vitamin B and calcium regularly, the use of this fresh feta cheese in the recipe is ideal. Ingredients: Watermelon Feta Balsamic vinegar Brown sugar Appetizers sent from the heavens to Earth to provide a refreshing new perspective on life. Living a healthy vegetarian lifestyle is only one route to ensuring our plants and animals a better future in America. When taking into account the history of our foods, it is not difficult to live in earnest appreciation over provisions from mother nature. While one lifestyle is appropriate...
Pierogi Casserole

Pierogi Casserole

“He had a broad face, and a round little belly. That shook when he laughed like a bowl full of jelly.” – Twas the Night Before Christmas This easy baked pierogi casserole is a desirable course that is guaranteed to make a vegetarian smile. This baked pierogi casserole offers fundamental nutrients when hunger strikes. Cabbage is one of the healthiest vegetables for an incredibly affordable price. The daily nutritional value of this cabbage includes a massive amount of Vitamin K, and C. Cabbage also has a large amount of Vitamin B6, necessary for protein, energy, and cardiovascular regulation. B vitamins are essential in a diet, and an important dietary requirement for vegetarians to control. A sample of ingredients that make up this baked pierogi casserole provide a variety of nutrients towards your vegetarian lifestyle. Ingredients: 1/2 lb Morningstar bacon 4 c. cabbage (shredded) 12 oz. cottage cheese 10 oz. muenster cheese (cubed) 8 oz. kluski noodles 3/4 c. chopped onions 1/2 c. saltine crackers (crumbs) 2 TBS vegan shortening (melted) paprika sour cream (garnish) Life can’t get any better than sharing this home-cooked baked pierogi casserole with the family. Cooking Time: 25-30 minutes Preheat Oven: 350 degrees Fahrenheit Serves: 4-6 people Directions: Fry bacon until crisp. Add onions into skillet where bacon was fried, and saute for 5 minutes. Add cabbage, cover and simmer for 15 minutes. Cook kluski noodles and drain. Pour noodles into 3 qt. baking dish and mix ingredients. Top with the saltine crackers mixed with shortening. Bon appetit! Celebrate the Christmas holiday with Christ’s family in your heart and this baked pierogi casserole at your dinner table. Like a bear preparing to hibernate,...
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