Throughout my pregnancy, I've been trying to eat relatively healthy. I've got to keep this growing baby boy healthy, right?! But a few weeks ago, when I was diagnosed with gestational diabetes, I learned I had to step up my healthy eating game even more! (You can learn more about my GD diagnoses and experience here.)
I hit the ground running... well, pinning... and started doing some research for healthier recipes. I pinned a lot of fun new stuff over on my Pinterest account but found some great recipes for carrot muffins. I tweaked a few recipes to make them my own and thought I'd share with you today!
Here's what you need to create these yummy, healthy treats!
- 1/2 cup of cottage cheese
- 1 cup of grated carrots
- 1/2 cup of Splenda
- 1 cup of oats
- 8 egg whites
- 1/3 cup of applesauce
- 2 teaspoons of baking powder
- 2 tablespoons of vanilla extract
- 3 teaspoons of cinnamon
1. Mix all ingredients except for carrots and applesauce.
2. Now gently fold in carrots and applesauce into the mix.
3. Spoon batter into muffin pan and bake for thirty minutes at 375 degrees.
This should make about twelve or so muffins.
I don't have the exact counts on this recipe, but from what I understand, these muffins are super low calorie, fat and (importantly for me and my GD!) low carb.
Now... how do they taste? Well, I can't promise you that they're the best muffin that I've ever had... but they are certainly delicious enough considering how healthy they are! And they make me feel really good knowing that I am eating healthier for my little man. I usually eat a couple for breakfast with a small bit of peanut butter, which is a great and filling meal.
So spill it... do you have any fun, healthy recipes up your sleeve?!