Breakfast is always a struggle for me – I don’t love eggs, cereal or the typical breakfast foods. The first thing I have in the morning are my couple cups of coffee with a little Stevia and some fat free half & half. After that I just need a little something in my tummy before I go for my morning walk or do a weight resistance work out. The individual microwave muffins have been a life saver for me! They are super easy to mix up, make one huge single serving muffin, are full of protein and fiber and they don’t break the calorie bank! An added bonus is that you only make one so there aren’t a bunch of leftovers tempting you to eat more.
This picture doesn’t do the muffin justice. It was made in a bowl that holds 10 ounces and it nearly filled it to the top. It’s a meal all on it’s own with all that protein and fiber – it’s huge and oh so filling!
Pumpkin 1 Minute muffin
- 1/4 cup flax meal
- 1/4 tsp baking powder
- 1 tsp brown sugar
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 1 egg
- 1 tbsp of canned pumpkin
Mix ingredients well in a small bowl. Microwave for 80 seconds. Eat and enjoy!
Yield: 1 muffin
195 calories, 13.5 grams of fat, 10 g of carbs, 8.5 g of fiber, 12 g of protein, WWPP 5
Recipe from Lori@Finding Radiance.
How was your Mother’s Day? I had a very peaceful, quiet day spent with hubby Tom. The college kids were on campus studying for their finals this week. I will celebrate with them when this week is over. We had our usual morning coffee and then we went for a short hike.
It was a beautiful morning and the views were fabulous.
We have no idea what kind of trees have these blooms but they were awesome.
Hubby Tom didn’t even know I took this photo.
My mom makes Peppernuts and this is the first time I have ever seen them in a store. This bag says they taste like ginger but my moms have anise in them and taste a little bit like licorice – yummy.
This was the best looking rhubarb I have seen in a long time. It will be made into some of my fabulous Strawberry Rhubarb Sauce to have over Greek yogurt or home made Vanilla Frozen Yogurt. We also got some of those delicious watermelon radishes for salads, sun-dried tomatoes and some special chocolates.
The day included a little chocolate which always makes it a good day. Actually my parents sent me these chocolate covered apple wedges and strawberries on Friday so my celebration started early. I shared them with the family so don’t think I ate all of this myself! Thanks Mom and Dad! We ate lunch at a restaurant that had outdoor seating and it was perfect weather for that. I made it through the day without doing any housework, cooking or cleaning – yippee!
This is a photo of me with my mom! Not only is she an awesome mom but she is also a best friend. We can bend each others ear, solve all of the worlds problems over the phone and never run out of things to say. I love you mom! Hey you should have saved those clothes – they are back in style again.
Enjoy your day!
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How did you celebrate Mother’s Day?
Do you like rhubarb?
What’s going to be cooking at your house this week?
I will be cooking a lot of fish and salads this week. I have a mountain of fresh produce to use up and a freezer full of fish.