The Mighty Mango Muffin vs. The Hoho Making Smart Food Decisions
We make hundreds of decisions every day that affect our health. In the morning when our eyes first open, we might think about that first cup of coffee. You can take it further and consider what you want to enjoy with the cup of Joe. You start to think about the food that not only will be yummy, but will allow your body and mind to be healthier.
Eat Well Buffalo has a Mighty Mango Muffin recipe that is not only delicious but with the mango, yogurt, banana, whole grain flour, seeds and nuts will support your healthy eating goal. No added sugar. And total sugar in each muffin is about 7 grams due to natural sugar in the banana and mango. Fiber is about 5 grams and so is the protein. Each muffin has about 200 calories and you can add nut butter or other sides you will enjoy. Enjoy these gems as a snack with a cozy cup of green tea too!
The popular Hoho is a favorite of many. However, check out the label where 3 cakes have 370 calories, 12 grams of saturated fat, 43 grams of sugar, 1 gram of fiber and 2 grams of protein. And we bet you won’t feel satisfied….probably just the opposite. And you don’t want to look at the ingredients. Guess what the #1 ingredient is?
Next time you think about how hungry you are or trying to decide what to eat, consider making the choice that you will feel good about making. We are what we eat. Food is our medicine, really. The right choices can give you energy and make your body smile. You have the power to make the right choice. Try making the healthy choice 80% of the time.
EAT WELL BUFFALO RECIPE
Mighty Mango Muffins
Ingredients and Directions:
STEP 1: Put these 6 ingredients in a food processor/blender and puree.
2 ripe bananas
1 mango (3/4 to cut and use in this batter and 1/4 to chop and save to sprinkle on top)
1/4 cup greek plain yogurt
1/4 cup olive oil
2 tablespoons honey (optional)
1 egg (or egg white)
STEP 2: In a larger bowl, add these items and whisk together:
1 1/2 cups white whole wheat flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon cinnamon
Sprinkle of salt.
2 tablespoons chia seed
2 tablespoons flax seed
STEP 3: Add blended puree to dry ingredients. Fold in 1/2 cup chopped walnuts too! You can also add chopped apple, raisins, other nuts or seeds here.
STEP 4: Makes about 10 muffins. Spray/paper muffin tins and spoon batter. Top each muffin with chopped mango and chopped nuts (walnuts). Bake at 425 degrees for 10 minute. Turn down heat to 375 degrees and bake for another 15 minutes. Cool in pan before removing