I had an appointment during lunch today, so I moved yoga back to the early evening class. It ended up being a good thing, since that class is a 90 minute vs the lunchtime 60 and my body was craving some serious stretching. I had just enough time to bake a little treat before I headed out to detox.
On to the baking. I made Clean Eating Apple Drop Biscuits. They were featured in the January/February 2010 issue.
What better for a clean eating challenge than a recipe straight from the mag of the same name?
Clean Eating Apple Drop Biscuits – Makes 24 biscuits
1 cup spelt flour (I used whole wheat. Same stats so shouldn’t
change nutritional info)
3/4 cup oat or millet flour (I used oat)
4 tsp baking powder
1 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/8 tsp sea salt
2 tbsp raw organic honey
1/4 cup olive oil
1 cup low-fat plain or greek yogurt
1 cup apples, unpeeled, shredded with a grater
Olive oil cooking spray
Preheat oven to 400. In a medium bowl, whisk together dry ingredients (through salt). In a small bowl, whisk together honey, apples, yogurt, and olive oil. Add wet ingredients to dry and combine. Do not over-mix. Mist a baking sheet with cooking spray and drop rounded tablespoons of batter onto sheet, 1 inch apart. Bake 10-15 minutes until golden brown.
Nutritional Info: Cal: 80 Fat: 3g Carbs: 11g Fiber: 1g
Sugars: 3g Protein: 2g Sodium: 45mg
They cooled to perfection as I worked away and complimented the Green Monster that was my pre-yoga snack. They also made my house smell all appley-cinnamony 🙂 No need to waste candle wick and wax, just bake up a yummy treat to make the house smell homey.
Green Monster Day 2
After yoga and good cooling off period and shower, I hopped back to the kitchen (yes, actually hopped or maybe more of a gallup…guess I’m really in the Easter spirit). Time for dinner and Clean Eating meatballs were ont he menu.
They were like little mini chicken meatloaf. I paired them with a spinach and strawberry salad and cut up a mango.
Clean Eating Meatballs – makes 18, serves 6
1 1/2 lb ground turkey, chicken, or textured vegetable protein
(I used chicken)
1/2 cup finely chopped onion
1 egg, lightly beaten
1 cup oat bran or breadcrumbs (I used oat bran)
2 tbsp each fresh parsley, basil, and oregano, chopped
2 garlic cloves, minced
1 tsp sea salt
1 tsp freshly ground pepper
Mix all the ingredients in a bowl (recipe says to do egg and breadcrumbs first then add spices, then remaining ingredients. I just dumped it all in together and mixed with my hands). Using an ice cream scoop make meatballs and place on a baking sheet coated with cooking spray. Bake at 400 for 20 minutes or until golden.
Nutritional info: Cal: 170 Fat: 2g Protein: 30g
Dietary Fiber: 2g Sugars: 0.8g Sodium: 327mg
They were really good and I will definitely be making them again!