Tuesday, June 17, 2014


cooking light .. morning glory muffins
i have officially begun my third trimester now and it is crazy how my body knows that automatically

heartburn .. oh hello .. you are fun
tired .. where did that second trimester energy go??
shortness of breath .. i swear i have tried to stay in pretty good shape .. but alas the breathing thing is harder and harder
gotta go again .. my bladder isn't thrilled {tmi?? sorry!}
oh you want to bend down and pick that up off the floor?? good luck!!
when is your baby due?? do you know if it is a boy or a girl?? have you picked out a name?? .. baby girl is plenty big enough for strangers to feel comfortable asking about my pregnancy
she is also working hard on her gymnastics skills .. homegirl even moves in her sleep .. i love it!!
i am still counting my lucky stars
this pregnancy has been really enjoyable so far!!

as far as cravings have gone .. i haven't really wanted anything crazy
pickles in ice cream sounds just as gross to me now as it did before i was pregnant
but during my first trimester i really didn't want meat
protein isn't an issue .. beans cheese peanut butter nuts yogurt milk eggs .. all still good but chicken beef turkey pork .. bleh!!
my second trimester i was fine with anything
now i am back to meatless

so this week as i was making my grocery list i was thumbing through my cooking light vegetarian cookbook trying to find recipes that could be dinner for me and a side for RT next to some sort of chicken breast or whatever

that cookbook is where i found the recipe for these morning glory muffins and they are the bomb not to mention pretty simple to make

here's what you will need ..
one cup of whole wheat flour
one half a cup of all purpose flour
one cup of regular oats
three fourths of a cup of packed brown sugar
one tablespoon of wheat bran {my grocery store didn't have that so i substituted oat bran}
two teaspoons of baking soda
one fourth of a teaspoon of salt
one cup of fat free plain yogurt
one cup of mashed banana
one large egg
one cup of chopped pitted dates
one half a cup of dried pineapple
three fourths of a cup of chopped walnuts {optional}
three tablespoons of ground flaxseed

here is what you do ..
preheat your  oven to three hundred fifty degrees
combine flours .. oats .. brown sugar .. wheat bran .. baking soda .. and salt in a bowl with a whisk
combine yogurt banana and egg
add wet to dry ingredients and mix it all up
fold in dates pineapple and walnuts {if you are using them .. i didn't .. RT doesn't like them}
line muffin pan with cupcake liners and spray with cooking spray
spoon batter into cups
top evenly with ground flaxseed
bake for twenty minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean when poked in the center
cool .. butter {if you want to} .. eat .. and then eat another one because i mean seriously!!

happy tuesday!!

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