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Sunday, May 20, 2012

Carrot Cake Muffins with Health One Meal Replacement

While we patiently wait for the bounty of seasonal vegetables, let's not forget our faithful veggie friend who is always there for us. Bright orange, crunchy carrots.  These cute little guys who were regulars in our childhood lunchbox add wonderful flavor and moistness to baked goods - like Carrot Cake Muffins made with Health One Meal Replacement.

Carrots have so many nutritional benefits, it's no wonder that they are often referred to as a "superfood."  In addition to all of the wonderful nutrients, carrots also have great weight loss property - soluble fiber.  A few of carrots nutritional attributes are:

~ Very low in saturated fat ~
No cholesterol ~
Very high in dietary fiber ~
High in manganese ~
High in niacin ~
Very high in potassium ~
High in thiamine ~
Very high in vitamin A ~
High in vitamin B6 ~
Very high in vitamin C ~

And don't forget...they also help you see in the dark.  At least that's what my mother always told me!  J

Servings 2 (6 small muffins per serving)
Calories per Serving
Meal Replacement:  160 calories
Additives:  64 calories
NOTE:  the white cake mix adds a richer flavor and some leavening; however, you may reduce the recipe by 40 calories by not using it.  So if you are wanting to minimize your additives, by all means, omit it.

Ingredients:

  • 2 Vanilla Meal Replacements
  • 2 tablespoons white cake mix (dry)
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon Splenda© brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon Splenda© white sugar
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • Optional:  1/8 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/2 cup finely shredded carrots ßfor added nutrients, do not peel
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 tablespoons Egg Beaters©
  • 2 tablespoons water



Instructions:

  • Mix dry ingredients.
  • Toss shredded carrots into dry ingredients.








  • Stir in vanilla, Egg Beaters© and water – it should be the consistency of a thick cake batter. 







    • Spray the muffin tin with Pam©.
    • Divide the batter between 12 small muffin cups.
    • Bake at 350 degrees for 12-15 minutes.





    Enjoy!


    2 comments:

    1. Just picked up a couple boxes of Meal Replacement at the clinic today and Jan told me about your blog. Pretty amazing recipes, and great looking pics too! Love it! :)

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      1. Treebelly - so pleased you have visited No Longer a Grim Girl. It is a lot of fun to come up with new ways to use the meal replacements. If you have any favorite foods that you would like me to modify to be meal replacement friendly - just let me know!

        be well...Mary

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