Sunday, March 6, 2011

Weekend Wrap Up - Pistachio Protein Mini Muffins

Saturday was crazy busy but a mixture of work and fun. Hit the Farmer's Market and picked up some yummy things for the week. Bought a huge bag of pink lady apples (thinking an apple crumb), onions (I've got a casserole in mind), avocados (bought some crab for my California Roll Salad this week), and strawberries (my Fluff Stuff addiction is in full force again.)

The weather has been terrific so I packed up lunch in my super cool bento box and ate it at the park. A pal of mine (owns a catering company) called and needed some help so it was off to that. I don't think I sat down all day but at least it was mostly all outside, fresh air and sunshine. I had a bunch of errands on my to-do list yesterday and all of those got done too. I'm still amazed at what a difference life is post weight loss surgery, physically I NEVER would have been able to do 1/4 of what I did yesterday. I do ache a bit but its a good ache. So today I'm thinking... a walk (gotta get that exercise in), another picnic, some kitchen experiments, maybe a movie. Hope everyone is having a nice weekend.

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Pink Box (top left): Shelly's Broccoli Beef Bites
Orange Box (top right): Sliced Cucumber (I spread the Brie on these)
Blue Box (bottom left): Shelly's Pistachio Protein Muffins
Green Box (bottom right): Trader Joe's Mini Brie

Gastric Bypass Healthy Weight Loss Surgery Friendly Fitness Food BlogShelly's Mini Pistachio Protein Muffins

1 Egg, beaten
3 Tablespoons Milk
2 Tablespoons Sugar Free Vanilla Torani Syrup
1 Tablespoons Canola Oil
3 Tablespoons Multigrain Pancake Mix
2 Tablespoons Almond Meal
1 Tablespoon Sugar Free Jello Pistachio Pudding Mix, dry
1 scoop Vanilla Protein Powder
Pinch salt
a few chopped Pistachios for the top

In a measuring cup mix egg, milk, syrup, and oil (applesauce or cottage cheese can sub for oil but 1 T divided between 12 muffins is really not a lot) and combine thoroughly. In a separate bowl, mix pancake mix, almond meal, pudding mix, protein powder and salt. Tip dry into wet and stir till combined. Pour into a non stick mini muffin pan that has been sprayed with Pam.

Healthy Desserts Breakfast Recipes Ideas Gastric Bypass VSG RNY WLSfoodOptional: Place a few pieces of pistachio on top of each muffin. Bake at 350 for 10-12 minutes, until knife inserted comes out clean. Makes 12.

Eggface Recipes Sugarfree Gastric Bypass Bariatric VSG WLS Weight Loss Surgery Food Blog You have to make these Pistachio Mini Protein Muffins. Soooo good! Great on-to-go breakfast paired with my Shamrock Protein Shake or toss a couple in a snack sized Ziploc baggie and when you're meeting friends for coffee at Starbuck's you'll have something yummy you can have too.

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Ruby Darkstar said...

yummy, yummy, I love pistachio!

Beth Ann said...

Brie on cucumber slices? That sounds delicious!!

FitBy40 said...

I'm making the muffins right now and they smell delish! Can't wait.

Tamera said...

Ooh, they're even better with pistachio syrup!

JennyWren said...

Made the pistachio muffins tonight and they are now a favorite! Thanks for sharing your wonderful recipes - they help curb my carb/cake cravings!

Suzanne said...

Thanks SO much for sharing your wisdom and great recipes - I made my first today, the pistachio mini muffins. So tasty!!

I mentioned you on my blog - hoping to share the wealth of your wisdom with other WLS folks :-)


Valerie Mudd said...

I can still smell the pistachio mini muffins that I just made. Yum!! I think they will be a conversation starter at a potluck dinner I am going to tomorrow evening. So what if St. Patty's Day was last weekend. They are still Spring Green and taste great! Another recipe I have to hide from my hubby...well, maybe I'll share one or two...

Anonymous said...

Is there somewhere that you have posted the nutrition information on your recipes? I am tracking everything through so it would be great to know! Thanks!

Michelle "Shelly" said...

Click on links and resources above to learn how to calculate nut info :)