Best: Healthy Start Muffins Recipe
BEST BASIC MUFFIN MIX
5 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
2 1/4 cup whole wheat flour
2 1/2 cup natural bran
1 3/4 cup skim milk powder
1 1/2 cup granulated sugar
2 tbsp baking powder
2 tsp salt
HEALTHY START MUFFIN
1 cup all-bran cereal
1 1/4 cup water
1/3 cup fancy molasses
1 tsp vanilla
2 3/4 cup best: basic muffin mix
3/4 cup prunes, chopped
1/3 cup green pumpkin seeds
2 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp baking soda
Best: Basic Muffin Mix: In large bowl, stir together all-purpose and
whole wheat flours, bran, milk powder, sugar, baking powder and salt
[for storage: transfer to airtight container; store in cool, dry
place. Stir well before using.]
Healthy Start Muffin
In bowl, soak cereal in water for 5 minutes or until softened; whisk
in oil, molasses, egg and vanilla.
In large bowl, stir together Best: Basic Muffin Mix, prunes, pumpkin
seeds, cinnamon and baking soda; stir in cereal mixture just until
Spoon into greased muffin cups, filling to top. Bake in 375F 190C
oven for about 30 minutes or until tops are firm to the touch. Let
cool in pan on rack for 5 minutes; remove muffins to rack and let
Source: Canadian Living magazine, Oct 94 Presented in article by
Elizabeth Baird: "Baking Up The Best" Recipe by Canadian Living Test
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Food Tips of the Week
In deciding on a meal plan, it is important to attempt to moderate your consumption of fats, refined carbohydrate and salt.
Some lower carbohydrate diet tips:
* Know what is in your food
Be sceptical of advertizing that claims to be 'low carb' - check the nutritional information figures on the back of the tin or package. Quite a few are only slightly reduced and in some cases still higher than a competitors standard brand. In addition, beware of 'low sugar' and 'low fat' labels - 'low sugar' doesn't always mean 'low carb' - usually the carbs are exactly the same.
* It is possible to make really nice smoothies by using low carbohydrate yogurt.
Yes, you can't really describe it as cooking, but if you love smoothies you can make perfectly acceptable alternatives by using reduced carbohydrate yogurt and fruit. Of course, you will need to ensure you only make use of fruit that is low in carbs and use the whole of the fruit as you need the fiber.
Superfoods containing flavonoids
(inlcudes cranberry, kale, soy and tea)
The large family of compounds known as flavonoids which are present in these natural foods are thought to have properties in preventing cancer.
Medical experts studying the nutritional effects of flavonoids believe that they may also have numerous other health benefits, including, but not limited to, anti-dermatitis and anti-platelet properties.
The majority of these are also good for weight loss, so make sure you add them to your weight loss regime.
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