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Zuchocky Muffins

Zucchini + Chocolate = Zuchocky! These muffins contain an equal amount of veggie health and chocolatey goodness, with full on yummy flavor. The zucchini gives these muffins moisture and added flavor, leaving you with a satisfying snack that you can even have instead of meals – Zuchocky for breakfast, anyone?

Step 1) Place shredded zucchini in a bowl and pour boiling water over it.

Step 2) Add flour, sweetener, cocoa, baking soda, salt and cinnamon. Mix.

Step 3) Add eggs (already beaten in a small bowl), applesauce and vanilla extract. Mix.

Step 4) Distribute batter into a 12-space muffin tray.

Step 5) Bake at 350°F for 30 minutes (the smell will get to you! Yum!) 

– approx. 75 cal/ muffin – 

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Kale Chips: your new best friend

Excuse the quality of the photo, the BlackBerry camera is not the greatest 😦

These are the easiest thing under the sun to make. Kale is a super healthy green, and while it may be ignored at the supermarket by some, you shouldn’t make that mistake! Instead of noshing on potato chips, these leafy greens are just as crunchy when baked. Plus, you can flavor them however you like!

How to:

Step 1) Put kale into bowl and toss with olive oil, sea salt, italian seasoning and garlic powder.

Step 2) Bake at 300°F for 5 – 10 min.

Step 3) Enjoy!

See, told you it’s as easy as 1, 2, 3! These are a guiltless snack, so you can munch on as much as you want.

Oatmeal Banana Walnut Lumps

I know what you’re thinking: “Lumps? What?”

These were supposed to magically transform into muffins, but when I pulled them out of the oven, they were still tiny. I kept them in a little longer, hoping they were just slow learners, but that didn’t work. Although they did not rise to their full size potential, these healthy little lumps have found their way into my diet. They are filling and tasty, and are the perfect mid-morning treat.

Step 1) Mix oatmeal, flour, baking power and baking soda in a bowl.

Step 2) Mash bananas in another bowl, add in egg whites and vanilla. Stir in sweetener.

Step 3) Fold wet ingredients into dry bowl.

Step 4) Add in walnuts & raisins.

Step 5) Scoop spoons of mixture into 12-cupcake pan, filling each about 3/4 of the way.

Step 6) Bake at 350° F for 15 – 20 min.

*Serving suggestion – Cut lump in half and drizzle honey on each side. This makes it sweeter, and makes the portion seem larger.

– 60 cal/lump –