Another week, another healthy muffin recipe to devour for the upcoming days. While I was thoroughly enjoying 80 Day Obsession the previous two weeks, I ended up injuring my left shoulder and have had to postpone continuing on with the program until I am healed. Originally I thought maybe a week off with medication and rest would do the trick, but it’s looking like perhaps it isn’t that easy. So instead of being at a standstill, I decided to purchase the new Beachbody Program “2B Mindset” that centers on just nutrition. No exercise is necessarily, although I may start back slowly on a treadmill this upcoming week. 2B Mindset teaches you what to eat, how to eat and most importantly – how to keep it off; all without calorie counting or depriving yourself. I think each of us could benefit from this! If you’re interested in joining or learning more, don’t hesitate to reach out! There’s no limit on accountability buddies.
Oat and Greek Yogurt Blueberry Muffins
A delicious and healthy alternative to blueberry muffins using old fashioned rolled oats and greek yogurt that gives you a moist morning treat.
- 1 cup all-purpose flour
- 1 cup old fashioned rolled oats
- ½ tsp ground cinnamon
- 1½ tsp baking powder
- ½ tsp baking soda
- ¼ tsp salt
- 1 large egg, lightly beaten
- 1 cup plain Greek yogurt
- ¼ cup honey
- ¼ cup unsweetened almond milk
- 2 tbsp coconut palm sugar
- 1 cup fresh or frozen blueberries
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Well grease a cupcake pan with cooking spray, or use cupcake liners. Set aside.
- Using a large mixing bowl add flour, old fashioned oats, cinnamon, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Combine well.
- In another medium sized mixing bowl add egg, greek yogurt, honey, unsweetened almond milk, coconut palm sugar. Combine well.
- Slowly add wet ingredients to large mixing bowl of dry ingredients. Mix well.
- In a small bowl, add 1 tablespoon of flour. Add blueberries, tossing so that they are as covered with flour as possible. This will keep them from bleeding through the batter.
- Carefully fold blueberries into the large mixing bowl with the rest of the ingredients until they are well combined.
- Add batter to 12 cupcake liners, filling each about 3/4th full. Sprinkle a pinch of coconut sugar over each muffin.
- Bake for 22-25 minutes, or until a toothpick can be inserted and come out clean. Allow to cool on a cooling rack for at least 5 minutes before handling.
- Muffins can last up to 5 days if stored in an airtight container.
I don’t know anyone else who loves egg salad more than me. It can be made so healthy-ish, it’s simple to make and it tastes great in a variety of ways. Plus it’s loaded in protein! This particular recipe is 2 eggs per serving equaling up to 12g of protein! That’s great for a pre or post-workout meal.
Since I’m still getting the hang of this container counting, I’ve been getting quite a bit of help from some blogs that I’ve found on Pinterest, (thank goodness for Pinterest, by the way) – it can be a little overwhelming at first, so finding food ideas via others who have done it before is a tremendous stress-reliever and makes nutrition blocks seem much more do-able. I’m on week 2 and I’m starting to get the hang of it. You can eat “outside of the box.” You don’t have to eat strictly meat and a vegetable and a teaspoon for each meal. There are some great resources out there that are much more creative, like this egg salad recipe that I found via Carrie Elle.
- 2 hard-boiled eggs, peeled and cut into small pieces
- 1½ tsp lite mayo
- ½ tsp dijon mustard
- ¼ tsp paprika
- pinch of himalayan salt and pepper, for taste
- Add all ingredients into a medium size bowl. Chill for approximately 1+ hour, if possible before serving.
- 1 red, 1.5 tsp for 21DayFix.
Since I’m heading into week 2, I’m adding another to the list of tried and true 80 Day Obsession recipes. This Carrot Cake Muffin recipe is good as a pre-workout meal if you’re a Plan A like me. 4 muffins will serve as your 1 green, 1 red, 1 yellow and 1 tsp. It’s perfect for a super quick meal, especially if you’re doing your workouts early. No need to wake up SUPER early if you prep these during the weekend.
And just to add a little oomfph! – I’m also adding a .5 tsp of peanut butter on-top of mine, just because I love peanut butter.
Carrot Cake Muffins
A healthy alternative to a favorite.
- 6 cups shredded carrots
- 1½ cups old-fashioned oats
- 12 eggs, beaten
- 4½ tsp baking powder
- 3 tsp vanilla extract
- 6 tsp ground cinnamon
- 1 tsp ground nutmeg
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Well grease a cupcake pan or line with parchment cupcake liners. Set aside.
- Using a large bowl, add all ingredients. Mix well using a wooden spoon.
- Add all ingredients to a blender, pulsing until mixture appears smooth. Remove from blender and carefully fill each cupcake liner.
- Bake for 25 minutes or until a toothpick stuck in the middle of a cupcake comes out clean.
- Allow to cool off for 5-10 minutes before storing or enjoy immediately.
It’s the first week of 80 Day Obsession for me and as a newcomer to food and workout blocks, I was searching high and low for some unique recipes to try out. I specifically choose this particular recipe via Brownell Bootcamp for an in-between snack prior to my workout. You can’t really go wrong with zucchinis as they’re delicious no matter how you cook or bake them. I remember having a couple squash plants out back a few years ago that produced some of the most gigantic zucchinis I had ever seen! You could easily make 2-3 loaves out of bread out of just one.
This recipe isn’t like most bread recipes simply for the fact that you’re not using any flour, sugar or butter. It’s about as clean as clean eating can get, which is exactly what my week 1 meal-plan calls for.
Flourless Zucchini Bread
- 6 cups zucchini, peeled and grated (about 6-7 zucchinis)
- 1½ cup old-fashioned oats
- 12 eggs, beaten
- 3tsp vanilla extract
- 6tsp ground cinnamon
- 1tsp ground nutmeg
- Preheat oven to 350.
- Well-grease a 9x9 baking dish and set aside.
- In a large bowl, combine all ingredients; making sure to mix well.
- Add mixture to baking dish, baking for 30-35 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clear.
- Set aside to cool for a minimum of 10 minutes before cutting. Tastes great with a teaspoon of butter.
- This recipe is perfect for 21DayFix or 80 Day Obsession. One serving equals up to 1 green, 1 red, 1 yellow and 1 tsp.