Choco-Lowfat Muffins Recipe
1 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
3/4 cup granulated sugar
1/4 cup hershey's cocoa or hershey's europe, an style cocoa
2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
2/3 cup vanilla lowfat yogurt
2/3 cup skim milk
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
1 powdered sugar (opt)
Heat oven to 400'F. Line muffin cups (2 1/2" in diameter) with paper
bake cups. In medium bowl, stir together flour, granulated sugar,
cocoa, baking powder, baking soda and salt; stir in yogurt, milk and
vanilla just until combined. Do not beat Fill muffin cups 2/3 full
with batter. Bake 15-20 minutes or until wooden pick inserted in
center comes out clean. Cool slightly in pan on wire rack. Remove
from pans. Sprinkle powdered sugar over tops of muffins, if desired.
Serve warm. Store, covered, at room temperature or freeze in airtight
container for longer storage.
NUTRITIONAL INFORMATION PER MUFFIN: 100 calories; 2 grams protein; 22
grams carbohydrates; 1 gram fat; 0 milligrams cholesterol; 200
milligrams sodium; 45 milligrams calcium.
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In planning a meal plan, the important thing is to try to cut down your ingestion of fat, salt and refined carbohydrates.
Some lower carbohydrate diet pointers:
* Use soy flour or bake mix.
When you have to use flour for baking, substitute it with soy flour or a baking mix like Atkins bake mix. In most situtations, you may convert your most popular recipes that use normal wheat flour to use these lowcarb alternatives.
* Understand the food labels
Watch out for the food label that proclaims 'low carb' - check the actual nutritional information on the reverse of the tin or packet. Some are only a little less and in some instances still more than a competitors usual brand. In addition, beware of 'low sugar' and 'low fat' labels - 'low sugar' does not always mean 'low carb' - usually the carbs are identical.
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