What’s in that can of soda? More than you think….

Last post for the week before I go overseas for a short trip.  Thankfully my sweet tooth doesn’t like soda.

source: http://newgstudio.com/soda-health-issues/

Remember, water is always better!

Advertisements

Gluten-free, Egg-free, Butter-free Healthy Yoghurt Muffins

Experimented today. Just felt like having some muffins yet at the same time, I wanted something healthy.

healthy muffins with flax seed

Extremely pleased.

The results: A moist, crumbly muffin that is not overtly sweet. I added flaxseed for added oomph to the already healthy morsel. The best part is that it is so simple to make and you can add nuts or other health favs to your liking.

Tip: for a good post workout snack, substitute the same amount of protein powder in place of flour. Eg: 2 Tbspn of powder for 2 Tbspn of flour.

Basic Recipe:

You don’t even need weighing scales.

Just use the same pot of yoghurt for measurement.

I used greek yoghurt because it’s my favorite but any other flavor is fine too.

Ingredients:

  • 1 tub/pot yoghurt (I like plain greek yoghurt)
  • 2 pots/tubs sugar ( the same pot, clean it and dry it  first. )
  • 3 pots flour ( I used chickpea/garbanzo flour to make it gluten free, see nutritional value here)
  • 2 eggs (I used egg replacers as I wanted it to be egg free)
  • 1 tbspn sunflower oil
  • 1 tspn bicarbonate of soda
  • freshly squeezed juice of an orange (i didn’t have any so i used half a lemon)

tip* if you don’t like orange, try other flavorings like cinnamon, honey, vanilla, fruit or nut pieces.

high in protein flour

Also known as gram flour

 

 

The flour pale yellow in colour which gives the muffins a nice glow.

egg substitute for baking

It can replace egg whites too

 

Bought this egg replacer to experiment with egg free baking.. So far so good!

Steps:

1. Preheat oven to 180 deg C / 350 deg F / Gas 4

2. Empty yoghurt in large bowl

3. Add the rest of ingredients and mix well.

4. Pour batter into cake tin or muffin cases and bake for 15-20 minutes or when your skewer comes out clean when you test it.

Dust with icing sugar for decoration. (I put small mixed fruit instead and baked it together)

Enjoy…

 

How to compare two foods – Nutrition Calculator

Ever wanted to compare which of two foods were the lesser evil?

Now you can with

Just key in the two foods you wanna compare with and voila, side by side comaprison.

Of course, the data base is limited (char kway teow and others not in there) but the generic food items are.

This should help you make healthier food choices 🙂

One of my all time favorite things to eat!

Yoghurt topped with walnuts, pumpkin seeds, chopped apples and cherries which are so in season right now!