Chocolate Chip Cranberry Muffins

Today’s eats were really random… since I ate a big breakfast at noon I didn’t get hungry again until around 2:30/3pm – and I don’t think I was really even hungry, probably just tired from the whole “I ran 19 miles today” thing.

I ate a mango and nachos for “lunch”. Yes, I ate nachos. I just threw them together with tortilla chips, salsa and cheese in the micro. I don’t know where the idea even came from, but I’m not going to dwell on it :)IMG_2590

<Insert mental picture of cereal here. I’ve already told Ben we will probably be taking a break from cereal after we’re done with this batch.>

The big highlight of today’s eats is my new recipe for a mini batch of Chocolate Chip Cranberry Muffins. I love just making recipes up as I go along. I didn’t use any recipe, just my head movies.IMG_2607

Ingredients: (makes 6 muffins)

1/3c ww flour

1/3c oatmeal

1/3c egg beaters

1/3 c brown sugar

1/2c apple sauce

1/4c soy milk (use more or less until you get the right consistency)

1/4tsp each: baking soda, salt, vanilla

1/2tsp salt

1/3c chocolate chips

1/3c cranberries

Directions: Heat oven to 350 degrees. Mix all ingredients except last two. Once well mixed, add choc chips and cranberries. Place in greased muffin pan (I sprayed with non-stick spray). Bake for 15 to 20 minutes. Makes six muffins.

I love mini-batches of baked goods! I love fresh from the oven muffins and cookies, but don’t want a ton of leftovers (cause they will end up in my belly). Enjoy :)IMG_2603

*Updated to add: Ben wasn’t feeling the muffins and said they needed frosting. I made frosting for his with cocoa powder, maple syrup and a little cream cheese. He was happy :) And I was happy to lick the spoon! IMG_2609

Ben wasn’t feeling well most of the day so we just hung out at home all day. I was fine with this since my legs wanted to rest. But, he was starting to go stir-crazy so we opted for dinner out. We tried a new Sushi/Thai restaurant. I have never been to a restaurant and not liked my food to the point of not eating it, but that happened tonight. I don’t think it was the chef, I think I just ordered wrong. I got Vegetable Udon with tofu. The tofu was measly and super fried and the veggies were non-existent. IMG_2594

I picked at my food and then ordered a cup of brown rice and stole some of Ben’s veggies. I LOVE brown rice with soy sauce. I meant to just eat half of it, but then I remembered that I am not a saint and went at it :)IMG_2596

We also shared a baked sushi roll. It was one of those decadent ones with too much good stuff. I requested “no cream cheese”. I’ve never changed a sushi order before! It never even occurred to me, but Ben wanted this roll and cream cheese on sushi grosses me out. It was delicious!IMG_2598

I also want to point out that I am a camel. Some readers have asked about my water intake. I drink like an alcoholic on a downward spiral. For real. Tonight I ordered a diet Coke and a water (my usual). I finished both and got refills – this is standard. IMG_2600I am super tired! Often times tired = random snacking for me, but I am brushing my teeth and closing the kitchen. Hope you have a great evening!


  1. says

    Head movies, lol. I’m somewhat of a camel myself, it makes going to the bathroom a chore. A chore that I hate because I don’t like getting up every 30 minutes to pee.

    You rocked that run. I just read your guest post on CnC and really like it. I don’t think I knew how you started running. You pretty much went form walker to runner to marathoner over night! That’s awesome.

  2. says

    I drink a TON of water too! I carry around a 32oz/1000mL bottle everywhere I go and probably drink 4 or 5 of them a day which is probably at least a gallon.

    I pee all the time, which really sucks. Eh such is life.

  3. says

    Mini batches of baked goods are a god send. And I could definitely dig in to brown rice drenched in soy sauce too. Then again, I could dig into most things drenched in soy sauce

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