Healthy Holiday recipes

November 24th, 2009 - 7:17 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt  

New York, Nov 24 (THAINDIAN NEWS) With the holiday season around the corner and so many parties to attend, it is quiet a tiring task to eat healthy. So for all such times, here are some healthy tips and a healthy recipe of muffins as well.

Healthy Tips to maintain your waistline:

Eat before you go to a party, this way you will eat quiet less of the high calorie foods.

Don’t skip on your exercise schedule during the festival season.

Eat more of whole grains, fruits and vegetables.

Focus more on steamed food, rather than on fried stuff.

Think before you go for second helpings.

Ingredients

1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 cup whole wheat flour
1 1/4 cups white sugar
1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 cups grated carrots
1 apple - peeled, cored, and chopped
1 cup raisins
1 egg
2 egg whites
1/2 cup apple butter
1/4 cup vegetable oil
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
2 tablespoons chopped walnuts
2 tablespoons toasted wheat germ

Directions

Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Lightly oil 18 muffin cups, or coat with nonstick cooking spray.

In a medium bowl, whisk together eggs, egg whites, apple butter, oil and vanilla.

In a large bowl, stir together flours, sugar, cinnamon, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Stir in carrots, apples and raisins. Stir in apple butter mixture until just moistened. Spoon the batter into the prepared muffin cups, filling them about 3/4 full.

In a small bowl, combine walnuts and wheat germ; sprinkle over the muffin tops.

Bake at 375 degrees F (190 degrees C) for 15 to 20 minutes, or until the tops are golden and spring back when lightly pressed.

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