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Breakfast muffins and reaching my first major goal – but it’s not without pain

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Eating healthy doesn’t mean you can’t have sweet treat from time to time. For years I have been looking for a muffin that I can have for breakfast, but that’s actually good for me.
This recipe is a Weight Watchers one and at just three points per muffin, this one is a winner.
I think muffins are great first thing because you make them ahead, grab and run! No fuss. Love it!

Apple, oat and yogurt muffins

  • Cooking spray, to oil your muffin tins
  • 1 1/3 cups of wholemeal flour
  • 1 tbs baking powder
  • 1 tsp Of mixed spice seasoning
  • 3/4 of a cup of dry rolled oats
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar
  • 2 small fresh apple, cored, peeled and diced
  • 1 small egg
  • 1 Tbsp sunflower oil
  • 100 g low-fat natural yoghurt
  • 1/2 cup skim milk

Method
Preheat oven to 180°C. Lightly spray a 12-hole, or two 6 hole, 1/3 cup capacity muffin tins with cooking spray.
Sift the flour, baking powder and mixed spice into a large mixing bowl. Pour the remaining husks (from flour) into the mixing bowl, too. Reserve 1 tbs oats.

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Add remaining oats, brown sugar and chopped apples to the mixing bowl.

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In a separate bowl, using a fork, beat together egg, oil, yoghurt and milk.

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Add to flour mixture and stir until just combined.

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Spoon evenly into prepared tin and sprinkle with the reserved oats.

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Bake for 20 minutes or until golden and cooked through.

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We have given these a taste test, and they are really nice. I like them because they aren’t overly sweet and go down a treat with a nice cup of coffee 🙂
Also in news this week – I have now officially lost 10 kilos! Very proud of myself. So, I thought it was time to post my first before and after photo. This is what I looked like at my starting weight, 13 weeks ago.

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This is what I look like now. It’s nice to see these photos and notices the subtle changes in myself. I see my image everyday, and while I have noticed massive differences in how my clothes fit, so much so that some I can no longer wear some of them – just looking at myself, it’s hard to see the differences.

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This is also how my work belt now fits. I’m on the last hole now, but when I brought it, I was on the very first hole. Now I’m going to have to get new holes made, as it is now quite ineffective in holding up what is now quite a lose skirt. It was cutting into me when I brought it in October last year.

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All I can say is woo hoo!! Hehe
I also feel different too. Lighter, fitter and with more energy. The only bad thing is that I am getting quite anxious about food. I get scared of making the wrong choices and I am really putting pressure on myself to get under 100 kilos by the time I get measured for my wedding dress on February 25. I’m not sure if I’m going to achieve it at this stage. I only have 1.5 kilograms to go but my weight loss is getting slower and slower. I guess I just have to keep challenging myself and moving forward.
My body is also starting to feel very sore. I’m trying to do three work outs per week, as well as a yoga session as well. Since starting running I have got some tendinitis in my leg/foot, which is making things painful. Tomorrow I am going to buy a new pair of shoes in hopes that will help.
I also missed my personal training session on Friday because I had a really bad migraine. Of course, I couldn’t possibly have trained, I didn’t even go to work – but I still feel guilty. I think I will do two personal training sessions this week to make up for it – but we’ll see how my body feels.
Positivity is the goal for this week. Stay positive and work hard 🙂

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2 comments on “Breakfast muffins and reaching my first major goal – but it’s not without pain
    • UforicFood on said:

      Awww thank you Lena! You’re so sweet. This recipe had Matt asking me to make the “love” cake (your apple cake recipe) again. I think we are going to print out that recipe and give it to people as thank you gifts for our wedding. It’s such a great story 🙂

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