This Zucchini Muffin recipe is the best I’ve come across so far, and I’ve eaten a lot of zucchini muffins (and bread) in my time. 

They were a favourite treat of my mothers’, similar to carrot cake, since she could often find tweaks to make them a bit healthier and therefore still eat them when she was crash dieting. That’s not really my intention, but I do still really love zucchini muffins. 

I followed the recipe with only two slight substitutions: I had to add another splash of milk to get my batter to the right texture, and I added about 1 tsp more cinnamon than called for. I love the slight difference in taste/texture that comes from using the whole wheat flour. 

They took almost no time to make and since they only bake for 14-15 minutes, that was the perfect amount of time to be able to clean up the kitchen mess, and make a cup of tea so I could enjoy one fresh from the oven. 

If you’re looking for a relatively guilt free treat, these should be on your list to try. Only 145cals, 3g of fat, 27g of carbs, and 3.5g of protein per muffin. 

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I’m going to be honest, when I first saw this workout, I kind of felt like it was a joke. Sure it’s a lot of basic strength, but was I actually going to break a sweat doing this? 
Turns out, yes. And between this and my run earlier, my legs are feeling a smidge like jelly. Which perhaps was a mistake, since I have a friend coming over to do Zumba later this afternoon. Whoops.

I’m going to be honest, when I first saw this workout, I kind of felt like it was a joke. Sure it’s a lot of basic strength, but was I actually going to break a sweat doing this? 

Turns out, yes. And between this and my run earlier, my legs are feeling a smidge like jelly. Which perhaps was a mistake, since I have a friend coming over to do Zumba later this afternoon. Whoops.

(via angelicfigure)

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Black Bean, Corn and Turkey Chili
Nutrition (Makes 6 servings)
Calories: 296
Fat: 7.29g 
Sat Fat: 1.8g
Cholestorol: 15mg
Sodium: 1432mg
Potassium: 68mg
Carbs: 34.25
Fiber: 7.4
Sugar: 9.5
Protein: 22.3
Vit A: 19%
Vit C: 77%
Calcium: 3.6%
Iron: 18%

Such a simple and delicious recipe. I modified several I found online that sounded like they would be too bland, and voila, made this delicious master piece of a healthy turkey chili (though I’ll admit, the sodium is a wee bit high). 
Ingredients:
500g Extra Lean Minced/Ground Turkey
1 medium onion
1 red bell pepper
1 can corn (niblets)
1 can black beans, drained
2 cups of salsa
1 3/4 cups chicken broth
2 jalepeno peppers, diced, seeds removed
4 tbsp Chili Powder
1 tbsp garlic powder
2 tbsp cumin

Steps:
1. Brown turkey with half of seasoning
2. Cut up onion, red pepper and add into crock pot with all remaining ingredients.
3. Add turkey to crock pot and cook on high for 4 hours or low for 8. 

Black Bean, Corn and Turkey Chili

Nutrition (Makes 6 servings)

Calories: 296

Fat: 7.29g 

Sat Fat: 1.8g

Cholestorol: 15mg

Sodium: 1432mg

Potassium: 68mg

Carbs: 34.25

Fiber: 7.4

Sugar: 9.5

Protein: 22.3

Vit A: 19%

Vit C: 77%

Calcium: 3.6%

Iron: 18%

Such a simple and delicious recipe. I modified several I found online that sounded like they would be too bland, and voila, made this delicious master piece of a healthy turkey chili (though I’ll admit, the sodium is a wee bit high). 

Ingredients:

500g Extra Lean Minced/Ground Turkey

1 medium onion

1 red bell pepper

1 can corn (niblets)

1 can black beans, drained

2 cups of salsa

1 3/4 cups chicken broth

2 jalepeno peppers, diced, seeds removed

4 tbsp Chili Powder

1 tbsp garlic powder

2 tbsp cumin

Steps:

1. Brown turkey with half of seasoning

2. Cut up onion, red pepper and add into crock pot with all remaining ingredients.

3. Add turkey to crock pot and cook on high for 4 hours or low for 8. 

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Thawed a cheesy, zucchini quinoa burger for lunch today. 

I decided to get a little fancier with it than I have in the past, so I broiled the whole wheat bun with a little bit of margarine and garlic powder, then melted havarti cheese over the bottom half of the bun, added hot sauce, my burger, a slice of tomato and some lettuce. Paired it with half a cucumber and absolutely fell in love. 

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