August 16, 2012 by Leanne Vogel October 5, 2017I’m pretty sure I’ve become obsessed with muffins. It feels like I’ve been posting a gluten-free muffin recipe each and every week. Hmm… I supposed I have been. But wait, these muffins are just as good as the last and they’re grain-free too which is a bonus, right? Perhaps I’ve been drawn to create muffins because Fall is coming (eak I said the “F” word in August!) but there’s no denying it now. The kids on the street are talking about going back to school, school supplies are everywhere, and I’m getting the I must bake lots of things and freeze them for the blustery weather ahead feeling. Sure, I could make casseroles, and I’m sure that stage will come, but for right now… it’s muffins. Muffins are a great school food. They’re portable dollops of goodness that Moms can pack full of good things and kids will eat without batting an eye. Add ground flax seed for a dose of healthy fats, protein powder to amp up your child’s protein intake, extra fruit if it’s challenging to get them to eat the whole fruit you pack in their lunch, double up on the nuts for added fiber… there are so many ways to make this lunch companion work for you. For Kevin and I, our perfect muffin is something that’s light, low in calories, and high in fiber. We both love to snack, but at 250 calories a pop for the average homemade muffin, snacking on too much just ‘aint a good thing! We’ve both been less active due to a massive shift in our lives right now so we need less calories in a day, but love to eat and need to feel full when we do so we don’t keep mindlessly snacking. Enter the muffin that’s solving our snacking problem one low calorie, high fiber bite at a time!
HI! I’M LEANNE
Nutrition educator + keto enthusiast. I want to live in a world where every woman loves her body, nourishing fats are enjoyed at every meal, and the word “restriction” isn’t in the dictionary.