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Healthy Muffin Lover

Sweet or savoury tooth…as long it is a Muffin. 😉

I love muffins! But I always turn all my muffins into a healthy version. For example, by substituting sugar with fruit mousse or honey. My son’s favorite sweet muffin is the Motion chocolate zucchini muffin. I prefer the whole oat muffins made with bananas, but as you might know, muffins are easy, fast to make, and new creations without too many accidents. 

The same thing goes for the savory muffins too. I did them in the first place because I had not much food left at home, and I craved something tasty and war, not my standard mix of scrambled eggs. 🙂 The savory muffins turned out delicious! At the same time, we extended at Motion Fitness Foods two new Keto meal plans, which are very popular.

So, I counted the macros of the savory muffin, and it turned out they are Keto too. Yay!

That’s why we decided to include them into the meal plans and the Motion cafe menu. As I wrote before, a lot of my recipes I try at home land straight in the Motion Kitchen. 🙂 Even though I am not personally on a Keto diet, I often eat Keto meals and most of my homemade and Motion bread is either Keto or Paleo style.

Although, these new Motion Keto Muffins are relatively light, even the amount of fat is 20g per muffin.
The point is that I have no problem eating these muffins and worrying about gaining weight. I eat them plain or with a salad. I’ve been eating low GI carbohydrates for years and know how to combine them with the right foods. If you are eating high-fat food, skip the simple, easy digesting carbohydrates! The same principle applies the other way around, if you are eating a lot of carbohydrates, don’t eat them combined with fatty, oily foods.

Also, when eating normal chocolate, the best thing is to avoid nuts or cream fillings. The best choice is always dark chocolate that has at least 75% cacao, which is the part of the chocolate that can help you to actually lose weight too. Yes, you heard right!
I recommend an amount of 20g dark chocolate at any time of the day. Dark chocolate is a SIRT Food, which contains sirtuin-activating nutritions, discovered as the body’s skinny genes. One glass of red wine per day is included in the SIRT diet too. 🙂 Of course, here, the amount is significant again.
Anyway, this just between, and these are my thoughts coming in and wanna get out here. 😉 More SIRT Foods info soon… 
In general, commercial and mass produced muffins are not the best snack choice and should be avoided. They are full of sugar and fat (50/50), and very low in other nutrients. The body increases lots of insulin, and we use the sugar for energy, and the fat will get transported to the belly fat and hips.
That’s why I want to address the healthy homemade choice– since it turned out we all love muffins. 🙂

Keto Ham Zucchini Muffin
Preparation time 10min
Backing time 45min, 180degrese, until firm and slightly brown
6Muffins

Equipment
Big bowl
Spatula or spoon
Muffin tin/tray

Ingredients
100g grated Parmesan
150g finely sliced Ham
200g grated Zucchini
75g Sour Cream
4 Eggs
1 cup Almond Flour
1 tsp Baking Powder
Salt + Pepper
2 tsp any Herbals (optional for extra flavour)

Method
Preheat the oven to 180° C and prepare your baking tray.
If not using silicone, oil the muffin molds well and cover them with almond flour.
First, grate the zucchini and squeeze them with a towel until the all liquid comes out.
Chop the ham and grate the parmesan.
In a big bowl, add all ingredients and gently mix them.
Add salt and pepper as preferred.
Now take your muffin form, divide and spoon the mixture into the muffin molds.
To get a nice crispy top, I cook them for 45min and use silicone muffin molds to clean up quickly and easily. 🙂

Enjoy!

Macros per muffin: C 6,6g – Fiber 2,4g – Net C 4,2g – P 18,5g –
F 20,2g – Cal 276,4

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