Tuesday, January 5, 2010

A new year, a new attitude.

Happy 2010!
Well as many of you know I have been dieting off and on since forever. I have decided to start a new lifestyle instead of a diet. I am going to be trying to stop eating "bad" carbs like white flour and white sugar. I know this will be difficult but I see it as a reason to start baking again. I have read a ton of things on the side effects including weight gain from "bad" carbs. I will however still be eating carbs from good sources like fruit, whole wheat, honey, brown rice, corn tortillas, etc. I decided that I would try a new recipe today and  we LOVED it! I am not officially starting my new way of eating until next Monday (had to get the bad stuff out of the house first). Here is my first attemt at the new blog style and to my new way of eating.

Chocolate Chip muffins
1 c. unbleached flour
2/3 c. whole wheat flour
1/3 c. wheat germ
2 T flax seed
Mix all of these in a bowl

In a seperate bowl mix
1 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. salt
2 eggs
1 c. vanilla greek style yogurt ( used Honey flavored because it's all I could find)
2 Tbsp. oil
1/2 c. milk
1/3 c. maple syrup
2 tsp. vanilla
mix together with a wisk

mix the flour mixture into the wet mix. Once it is all incorperated add 3/4 c. chocolate chips
put the mix into muffin cups and bake 25 min at 400 degrees
Definitly worth a try in our families mind.

1 comment:

Tiny said...

Love the new look Ali. As to your plan, I think that white flour and refined sugars are our two biggest enemies in regards to getting lean and healthy, so great choices there too! Will definitely be praying for you as you begin your journey next week. May it be a way of life that is healthy, well rounded and satisfying rather than a phase that leaves you feeling deprived. I know you can do it and I'll be cheering you on from the sidelines! :O)