Foodalicious Friday

Posted: October 19, 2012 in Recipes

Here’s round 3: sugar free devil’s food cake, pumpkin, and ground flax seeds. It’s the best so far! Next up: sugar free devil’s food cake, pumpkin, and 1 scoop of chocolate protein powder.

I have made three batches of those easy pumpkin muffins in the past week and I gotta say—they’re just getting better and better with every version I try!

Options, Ideas, and Versions of the Easy-Squeezy-Lemon-Peezy Pumpkin Muffins:

  • Use sugar free cake mix
  • Add in 1-3 Tbsp. ground flax seeds
  • Add in 1 scoop of chocolate protein powder
  • Eat them warmed up with natural peanut butter
  • Eat them with a tsp. of fat free or sugar free Cool Whip


Acorn Squash Side
*Pair this with your meat and veggies as an alternate to a potato-y side.

Buy an acorn squash that’s green with a few splotches of other colors on it. Let it sit out on your counter for a few days to ripen.

Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. Cut the squash down the middle, starting up at the hard little stem part. Scrape out the seeds, poke a few holes in the squash part with a fork, add ½-1 tsp. of butter to each center divot, and sprinkle salt and pepper on each half. Wrap each half in tin foil and place them in a pie plate and bake them for 45 minutes, or until the squash is tender. I love doing this because you can eat it straight out of the tin foil for a no-mess clean-up and tis the season for cheap squash!

And some other fast, fun treats that will prolong summer just a few more weeks! I can’t wait to try these….

Banana Ice Cream
Peel and freeze a few ripe bananas. Once frozen, put them into your food processor, using the “S” blade. Mix for about 1 minute. Top with raisins, berries, chopped nuts, or just enjoy it as is.

Tomato Mango Soup
Any ratio of mango and tomato will work just fine. Blend or mix the two ingredients in any way you wish; coarse, fine, pureed smooth, or chunky. Start with any variety of tomato that you enjoy, and a non-stringy variety of mango. Blend in roughly equal quantities to your desired coarseness and serve. Lime goes well as a garnish.

MangOJ Smoothie
For every 2-3 oranges you juice, add the fruit (not the skin or the seed) of one mango. Blend and serve. You can add flavors to this mix such as fresh mint, a small amount of vanilla, or many others in order to please your palate.


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