Yesterday was busy…as was Sunday night.
As I was driving back to Ohio, Mr. Prevention was heading to Michigan for the work week. We passed each other on the highway in Fort Wayne, Indiana and decided to rendezvous at the classiest joint around: Applebees. I joked that we looked like interstate lovers having an affair — showing up in different cars, one with Oklahoma plates, the other with Pennsylvania…a quick meal, and then a kiss goodbye in the parking lot before heading completely opposite directions. Ha!
Mr. Prevention opted out of grocery shopping for me over the weekend, so on my way into town on Sunday, I swung by the grocery store to power shop for the 12 or so items that were on my list. In and out in 15, woop!
Lily was all too excited to see me, but I did manage to unpack some and get ready for the week ahead. And by get ready for the week ahead, I really mean that I made muffins. Believe me, my Monday morning was a whole lot brighter with those muffins in my life.
Low Fat Whole Wheat Blueberry Muffins from Gina’s Weight Watcher Recipes
1 cup unsweetened applesauce
2 cups 100% whole wheat pastry flour
1/2 cup sugar
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1 1/2 cups blueberries
1 tsp vanilla
1 large egg, beaten
2 Tbsp unsalted butter, melted
Preheat oven to 325 F.
Combine flour, sugar, baking soda, and salt in a large bowl. Mix well.
In a medium bowl, mix eggs, melted butter, vanilla and applesauce. Add to the flour mixture and stir until just blended. Gently fold in blueberries.
Pour batter into 12 lined muffin tins and bake for 25-30 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool for about 10 minutes. Yield: 12 muffins.
Nutrition Information (per muffin): 145 calories; 2.6 g. fat; 18 mg. cholesterol; 206 mg. sodium; 27.6 g. carbohydrate; 2.8 g. fiber; 2.7 g. protein
Result: These were wonderful…absolutely wonderful! There is nothing like soft, fresh baked good bursting with blueberries. I used frozen blueberries, as fresh are not quite in season and I had no problems with that substitution. You definitely wouldn’t guess these are a mere 145 calories each! Mmm! Enjoy!
I did Crunch Chisel yesterday and I hated almost every second of it (the first 5 were tolerable, I guess). I alternated between my 5# and 8# dumbbells. After my wimpy 24-minute strength session, I felt weak and opted out of any cardio. I also decided against the cardio so I could get by without showering and getting ready (again) before class. I’m partial to showering last thing at night and hopping into bed squeaky clean 🙂 (this is reason #2387 I have trouble with morning workouts). Lame excuse to skip out on cardio…I know. Fitness gurus…what should I do? Cardio before strength, or strength before cardio? I’m all too liable to talk myself out of one or the other, so things like 30 Day Shred are good for me — two-for-one! Why can’t running get me sexy arms…? 😉
Question: What are you most looking forward to this summer?
I find myself looking forward to Saturday mornings at the farmer’s market. 🙂
Have a great week!