Posts Tagged 'whole foods market'

easy lunch at work

i just made this kid-friendly tuna salad brought to you by Whole Foods Market at work today.

i brought the following ingredients:

  • 1 can of tuna
  • 2 tbsp of sunflower seeds
  • a box of raisins
  • a grated carrot
  • 2 chopped celery stalks
  • 8 oz container of low-fat cottage cheese
  • 2 tsp of sriracha.

i mixed all of these items in a big Tupperware container.

it is the perfect flavorful tuna salad, full of healthy ingredients. this will certainly last me a couple days too. i love putting the tuna salad on top of a piece of wheat toast!

all together, this lunch costs approximately $4.20 / at least two days worth = $2.10!

<3 kt

the best morning glory muffin recipe!

i was feeling extra adventurous this morning!  i decided to try this whole foods market recipe and it was seriously fabulous!  (bonus: they give you the nutritional info too.)  what i love about it, is that there is an alternative gluten free option as well.  -please do yourself a favor and try this!  you can make the batter  beforehand and put it in the fridge, preheat the oven in the morning, and bon appetite!

Makes 16

Whole wheat pastry flour combines with apples, raisins, carrots, coconut and walnuts in these nutritious and satisfying muffins. Also try our Gluten-free Morning Glory Muffins.

Ingredients

1 1/3 cups whole wheat pastry flour
1/2 cup sugar
1/4 cup packed natural brown sugar
1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 eggs
2/3 cup canola oil
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 Fuji apple, cored, peeled and diced
1/2 cup seedless raisins  (i used 1/4 cup raisins & 1/4 cup dried cranberries)
1/2 cup grated carrots
1/2 cup walnuts, finely chopped
1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons dried flaked unsweetened coconut, divided  (i didn’t use coconut because i’m not a fan)

**i used a teaspoon of brown sugar and sprinkled it on top of each muffin before baking it!

Method

Preheat oven to 350°F. In a large bowl, mix together flour, sugar, brown sugar, baking soda, cinnamon and salt; break up any brown sugar lumps with your fingers or a wooden spoon.

In a separate bowl, whisk together eggs, oil and vanilla, then add to flour mixture and stir just until combined. Add apples, raisins, carrots, walnuts and 1/4 cup of the coconut and stir gently until well combined.

Spoon batter into 16 paper-lined muffin tins, filling each about 2/3 full. Top evenly with remaining 4 teaspoons coconut and bake for 25 to 30 minutes, or until cooked through.

Nutrition

Per serving (1 muffin/about 2oz/55g-wt.): 200 calories (110 from fat), 12g total fat, 1.5g saturated fat, 25mg cholesterol, 170mg sodium, 21g total carbohydrate (2g dietary fiber, 14g sugar), 3g protein

<3 kt

homemade corn dogs!

i fell in love with this recipe recently posted on wholefoodsmarket.com! it’s WAY healthier than most recipes, easy to make, and are super delicious!


Ingredients

  • Nonstick cooking spray
  • 8 all-natural turkey or beef hot dogs
  • 1 1/4 cups 365 Everyday Value Organic Cornbread and Muffin mix
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1/3 cup milk or soymilk
  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted
  • Ketchup
  • Mustard

Method

Preheat oven to 425°F. Spray a large baking sheet with cooking spray; set aside. Thread each hot dog on to a wooden skewer, leaving about 2 inches extended from one end to act as the handle; set aside.

In a medium bowl, combine muffin mix, flour, egg, milk and butter to make a very thick batter. Moisten your hands with water then press about 1/4 cup of the batter around one of the hot dogs to cover it entirely. Transfer to prepared baking sheet as done then repeat process with remaining batter and hot dogs.

Bake until golden brown and batter is cooked through, about 15 minutes. Transfer to plates and serve with ketchup and mustard on the side.

Nutrition

Per serving (1 hot dog/about 4oz/116g-wt.): 280 calories (120 from fat), 13g total fat, 4.5g saturated fat, 65mg cholesterol, 880mg sodium , 34g total carbohydrate (2g dietary fiber, 9g sugar), 10g protein

<3

kt


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