Wednesday, October 19, 2005

Full Meal Muffins

I created these "Full Meal Muffins" with teenagers in mind: they're lightweight, portable, and easy to eat. They contain two vegetables, two fruits, flax seed for omega-3 fatty acids, calcium from fortified orange juice, brown rice protein powder, and whole grains. They are dense and hearty and sportsbarish, but tasty! Little shmoo shoved down three quick as a wink when they came out of the oven yesterday. Today I packed them with some mixed nuts, an organic apple, and a "Silk Alive" strawberry soy yogurt drink.
Verdict: At the last minute I worried that two muffins wouldn't be enough, so I moved the nuts up, took out the large yellow container, and lined up three muffins in the front. But two really were plenty, after all; one untouched muffin and some nuts were left over. I think the muffins would be even better with some heart-healthy dark chocolate chips, hee hee. 4 stars.

15 comments:

Dee said...

I sure hope you'll pass on this recipe! Keep up the great lunch menus!

Laine said...

Those muffins look way too good to be healthy! Whenever I try to make healthy baked goods, they come out tasting like, well.. definitely not like they're bad for me.. hah.. so yeah.. I'm not successful at stuff like that. But of course you are, I shouldn't even be surprised after having seen all the previous lunches.

I haven't tried the Silk Live drink although I can guess how it tastes. I bet it went really well with that already awesome lunch.. mmm.

Miriam said...

I imagine, with all these fabulous innovative recipes that you come up with, there must be failures. How do you deal with these 'failures'? I usually break down crying, or mop about for hours depressed, and I was looking for a healthier alternative. :)

Those muffins look wonderful, and I hope you'll share the recipe, be it by cook book or online to shut us all up. :)

Sonya said...

I can see the raisins, but what is the other fruit and what are the veggies? They look fabulous, BTW, as does everything (as usual).

college girl said...

I am really excitied about those muffins! Please give the recipie, they would be perfect for a college girl on the go!

Jennifershmoo said...

Hi, miriam! Failures, moi? :-) When I first started cooking seriously I did feel lousy when things didn't work out. I remember crying the first time I tried making stew with dumplings, and the dumplings disintegrated.

The first batch of these muffins were a failure. After my husband and I tasted them and mulled it over, I took some notes and threw them all in the garbage. Then I cleaned the kitchen and started over from scratch. It doesn't upset me, because I see it as information that I can use to be better next time. Well, I do hate the wasted food. But it's all in the name of discovery!

Hi, sonya! The veggies are zucchini and carrots, the fruits are calcium orange juice and blueberries, although I liked the dried blueberries better than fresh and will probably go with that in the final recipe.

Recipes and cookbook are coming, I promise! :-)

Birch said...

And when you do put out the cookbook, please, please, please include the vegan fishes recipe. My son goes on and on about vegan catfish. I've tried. Sigh. Lord knows I've tried.

Ms.Samantha said...

and all the soups/stews must be in there too! :) The idea of wonderful lunchbox meals makes having a child seem all that much more joyus :) (p.s. i was the annoymous who was raised on fun-funky lunches :) )

Anonymous said...

Couldn't you find a way with Paypal to charge people a fee to look at a link on your site to recipes until the book comes out? That way you will still make money on the book, and we will get to try all your fantastic recipes. And we could serve as reviewers for the book recommending it to others. Your food always looks so delicious. I am hopeful for the roasted chickpeas recipe and these muffins!

R-C said...

I love the Silk smoothies. My daughter is really picky about what she drinks and she hates 'silk' products for some odd reason.

Anonymous said...

Julia Child went through over 250 pounds of flour in perfecting her french bread recipe. I remember that when my trial recipes don't pass muster. Thanks for this wonderful site. It all looks so yummy. We have the wonderful lunchboxes also. They really do inspire you to want to put together great lunches.

Sharon said...

This blog is absolutely inspiring. Brilliant stuff!

GoGo said...

A friend got me interested in your webpage. Thanks for promoting healthy living for your schmoo.

red said...

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