Thursday, March 11, 2010
Healthy but TASTY Blueberry Muffins!
I am a sucker for blueberries. I love them! I wonder if it's because we used to have about 12 bushes... Maybe! I used to make pies like a mad woman. Well, a mad-adolescent, really. Anyway, I put a yummy blueberry muffins candle on top of my stove last week and every time I use the oven it heats up and smells fabuloso! For a while I couldn't figure out what the smell was... but I knew I LOVED it! Ha! Thanks to my dear Hubbs for pointing out the obvious! The candle had half melted on my stove top. Um, duh! So, I have been craving blueberry muffins ever since. However, I'm really trying to stay on track with my eating plan. Not to mention that while I do love to cook I am very short on time these days. So, I picked up a box of Fiber One muffin mix the other day... I made them this morning when E went down for her first nap. They actually are pretty darn good!
I added half of a container of fresh blueberries to the mix... just because I love them so! I also made them with applesauce instead of the 2 tablespoons of oil that it calls or. The directions for the healthier version are available on the side of the box.
The best part? These tasty muffins are a decent size and when made as the healthier version, they're only 2 points! They are 140 calories apiece with 2.5g total fat and 5g dietary fiber! Score!!! If they are made with the oil then they are 160 calories and 3 points apiece. Their point value/caloric value makes them a perfect snack for anytime of the day. Since the box makes 12 these would be easy to make at the beginning of one week and freeze for the next week!
I do suggest having I Can't Believe Its Not Butter spray on hand as they aren't oozing with oil... ;) I enjoyed mine this morning with my scrambled egg whites & cheddar and a small glass of fat free milk!