Oatmeal Banana Muffins

Here’s another recipe I found on Pinterest from greenlitebites.com.  I made some minor adjustments; and, not only are these muffins extremely healthy, they’re  delicious.  They make for a great breakfast on the go or as a snack.  Enjoy!

INGREDIENTS:

  • 2 large bananas, mashed
  • 1 cup vanilla almond milk
  • 1/2 cup egg substitute
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups old fashioned oats
  • 1/2 cup whole wheat white flour
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1/4 cup mini chocolate chips

DIRECTIONS:

Mix all ingredients except the chocolate chips with a large spoon until well blended.  Stir in the chocolate chips.  Spray muffin pan with non-stick cooking spray.  Spoon batter into muffin cups, just about filled.  Bake at 375 degrees for 25-30 minutes or firm to the touch.  Makes 15 muffins.

NUTRITION INFO:

82 calories, 1 gm fat, 15 gm carbohydrate, 2 gm fiber, 3 gm protein, 122 mg sodium

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Skinny Asian Ginger Chicken

I love meals that are quick to make!  An added bonus is is simplicity and few ingredients.  This recipe takes only 3 minutes to prepare and uses only 3 ingredients.  Plus, it tastes fantastic.

WHAT YOU NEED:

  • 4 boneless chicken breasts
  • 4-Tbsp Asian lite dressing ( I used Kraft)
  • ground ginger

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WHAT TO DO:

Place chicken breasts in baking dish.  Top with Asian dressing and ginger.  Cover and bake at 350 degrees F for 45 to 60 minutes.  Serve with a salad and steamed vegetables.  Makes 4 servings.

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NUTRITION INFO:  200 calories, 4 gm fat, 4 gm carb, 36 gm protein, 670 mg sodium per serving

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