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Join My New Group: Lite'n it Up, Healthy Snacks

Join My New Group: Lite'n it Up, Healthy Snacks

Big news folks: I have started a new group!

I noticed that you guys were posting lots of fab recipes in the Snack Attack Group that were more than just snacks so I put two and two together and thought, "Hey, we need a healthy recipe group!" Brilliant!

Do you have a tried and true, scrumptious, healthy and low-cal recipe to share? We'd all love to know and learn your secrets so come and join Lite'n it Up and share your healthy (and tasty) recipes with everyone. It can be your own recipe or one that you've "cleaned up" to make it healthier than the original. Maybe you've learned how to clean up tuna salad or maybe even brownies (now that I've gotta see)? Share it here!

User Butrfly4404 already added this fabulous, AND HEALTHY, recipe for Applesauce Oatmeal Muffins. For the recipe

Applesauce Oatmeal Muffins
1 cup old fashion rolled oats (not instant)
1 cup non-fat milk
1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce
2 egg whites
1 cup whole wheat flour
1/2 cup brown sugar
1 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. Salt
1 tsp. cinnamon
1 tsp. sugar
raisins or nuts (optional)

Soak the oats in milk for about one hour.
Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.
Spray muffin pan with cooking spray.
Combine the oat mixture with the applesauce and egg whites, and mix until combined.
In a separate bowl measure and whisk the dry ingredients together.
Add wet ingredients to dry and mix until just combined. Add nuts or raisins if desired.
Do not over mix the batter or the muffins will be tough. Spoon muffin mixture into muffin pan.
Combine the cinnamon and sugar and top each muffin with some of the mixture.
Bake for 20-25 minutes or until done.
Remove from pan, cool and enjoy.
These can be frozen and reheated in the microwave for a quick breakfast.

Good info to know:
Number of Servings: 12
Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user JOJOMKE.
Calories: 93.5
Total Fat: .5g
Carbohydrates: 20.5g
Protein: 2.9g

Some notes from Butryfly4404:
*Add-in - I have a nut allergy, so I couldn’t tell you how it turns out with nuts. However, I used Craisins once and didn’t like the way they turned out. My favorite thing to add is a bunch of cinnamon. I just add how ever much looks good into the dry mix.
*Toppings - I added the cinnamon sugar mix to the tops once, but it made them very sticky. The best topping I’ve tried was mixing a bit of oats with just a little milk and sugar and lots of cinnamon…I added that to the top before they were done baking and it turned out really yummy – but a lot more work.
*Baking - I use muffin liners instead of spraying the pan, but I’ve found you can’t take the paper off properly until they’ve cooled for hours on end (overnight). So, that is a preference thing, I think.
**Also, they are not kidding about not over-mixing.

Yum! Thanks Butryfly4404! Can't wait to try them!

Butrfly4404 Butrfly4404 10 years
Glad you liked 'em ceeceesun...also that the recipe is so versatile. If anyone else makes them and adds something to them, let me know on the Lite'n it Up group...I want to make them all the time, but don't want everyone sick of them.
ceeceesun ceeceesun 10 years
Amazing recipe! I didn't have egg whites or unsweetened applesauce so I used 1 egg and regular applesauce which bumped the caloric value of each muffin to 105 calories each. I made a dozen and they are allllll gone! Wonderful recipe!
pinkpetal7 pinkpetal7 10 years
This recipe sounds great! I'm going to make them this weekend :)
vrico2005 vrico2005 10 years
keep 'em coming!
bpjedi bpjedi 10 years
Great idea! I'll add my cleaned-up oatmeal cookies as soon as I test-run a version with less sugar!
Butrfly4404 Butrfly4404 10 years
Yeah!! Give me some more ideas... I'll add my pasta salad today, too!
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