|Hungry? Didn't I feed you yesterday???|
You get home after a long day of whatever – work, school, running errands, being Taxi Mom, a fun day trip with friends. You don’t feel like schlepping around the kitchen making a big meal for yourself or anyone else, but the fam/friends/personal tummy are growling and hungry! Whether you are cooking solo or for a big family, muffin meals are easy, fun and work great! This is a great timesaver that can be made ahead of time and frozen. Good for snacks, too, or lunches. What a great way to prepare healthy meals that can go to the office or lunchroom.
So much of healthy eating is planning and portion control – and having a stock of muffin meals in the freezer can save you time, money and the temptation to do a vending machine binge when you’ve forgotten lunch again. From breakfast to lunch, to dinner and dessert, these little goodies meet the mark. Even the desserts aren’t off limits – you can have your dessert and satisfy that sweet tooth craving because you take one – aha! Have your muffin dessert and eat it, too!
Here are seven websites (one for each day of the week) offering some mouth-watering recipes. Remember, you can always substitute skim milk for cream, low-fat cheese, turkey bacon, etc., as there are some that can rack up the fat and calories (one of the links below is by Weight Watchers). Easy-breezy, fun for the kids to make and eat, and fast! Gotta love it. I think I’m going to make a bunch up this weekend and have them on hand (and then in belly). Enjoy!