Friday, August 19, 2011

Weight Loss Cupcakes!

by Kris Pitcher

Today is a great day to share a "Reader Recipe"! This recipe comes from Gary M (originally from Jaime Eason). Not only a long time friend, Gary is an avid Bliss reader (thanks Big Guy!), and he's doing an amazing job on his weight loss journey.

He's lost over 70 pounds by doing the right things in the kitchen, and this is one example. OK, they're not exactly cupcakes...but they are darn close! Enjoy this great recipe and congratulations to Gary for his continued success!

Meatloaf Muffins
½ tsp   Cumin
½ tsp   Thyme ground
2 tsp    Dry Yellow Mustard
2 tsp    Black Pepper
2 tsp    McCormicks Chipotle Pepper
1 tsp    Salt
1 Cup Quick cooking oatmeal
2 tbsp Garlic
         small onion finely chopped
         Stalks Celery
         Egg Whites
1 ½ - 2 lbs Ground Chicken or Turkey (not cooked but drained of excess juice)
Mix all dry ingredients in large bowl including the Oatmeal.  Add the garlic, onions Celery and mix again.   Finally add the Chicken or Turkey .  Mix with hands until all meat has the spices and veggies mixed in.
Take Muffin sheet with 12-18 capacity spray with choice of nonstick spray
Add Racquetball sized portions to each Muffin spot.
375 degrees F
40 Minutes
Nutritional Facts (per Muffin according to Jamie Eason)
78 cal
2g Fat
4g Carbs
11g Protein

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