I love trying new recipes and Pinterest is a great place to find them. Here are two that I tried over the weekend.
I was looking for an alternative weekday breakfast. I used to eat a Cliff bar or LUNA bar for breakfast on my way to work. I leave my house at 4:30 a.m. so I need something quick and easy. When I took a deeper look at the label, I realized the bars weren't as nutritious as I orginally thought. I found this baked oatmeal muffin recipe and I think I have a winner. They're filling and I can control the ingredients that go in them. I left out the flax seed because I didn't have any and I left out the banana because I didn't have one ripe enough. I used natural honey as the sweetener and I added raisins and 5 chocolate chips (yes I counted out 5 for each muffin) for toppings. The recipe gave me 24 muffins. These muffins don't rise, so I filled the muffin tins to the rim.
Next time I make the muffins I’m going to mix the toppings into the batter. I found the raisins got a little crispy for my liking. I’m also thinking I could add some pumpkin, fruit, shredded carrots or anything else to add more nutrients. Mike approved of this recipe so I will defiantly be making them again next weekend.
Link to Baked Oatmeal Muffin recipe
The next recipe I tried was a Buffalo Chicken Soup. I love buffalo wings so I thought why not? This is not a healthy recipe but it’s good for a splurge. I used rotisserie chicken from the grocery store because I was feeling lazy. I recommend adding the cheese mixture to the soup very slowly and whisking briskly to make sure it melts. I added more hot sauce to my individual bowl and ate it with celery sticks. I don’t think this recipe will be a staple in our house but it will be perfect for those times when I’m in a cooking rut and need something different.
Link to Buffalo Chicken Soup