Whole-Grain Apple Cinnamon Muffins

This is one of my favourite recipes, which includes sweet organic apples. This hearty but healthy snack is simple to make and easy to love. Hopefully this inspires your to incorporate organic food into your everyday diet too!

Whole-Grain Apple Cinnamon Muffins Ingredients

1 cup whole wheat flour
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
1/4 teaspoon allspice
3/4 teaspoon baking soda
1 egg
1/3 cup honey
1/4 cup + 2 tablespoons olive oil
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/4 cup Greek Yogurt
1 cup chopped organic apples
Preheat the oven to 350°F. Line a muffin tin with 8 muffin liners. In a medium bowl, whisk together the dry ingredients.In another bowl, whisk the egg. Add the honey, olive oil and vanilla. It might look a little weird at first; just keep stirring until it’s well combined, and then add the yogurt. Add the flour mix to the wet mix. It just needs to be combined, so be careful not to overmix. Then fold in the apples. Fill the liners with the batter, filling almost all the way to the top. You could get more out of these if you want to make them smaller. Just take them out a little earlier. Also try topping the muffins with a sprinkle of cinnamon, brown sugar or old fashioned oats if you would like! Bake for about 15 – 17 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean. Makes 8 perfect muffins!

Healthy and Organic Superfoods

As the days become shorter and the air becomes colder, we all start to feel the winter blues sooner or later. Although a number of beloved fruit and veggies are not in season right now, there are still a number of delicious food options out there to supercharge our health and fight off those pesky winter colds! I have compiled a list of five healthy superfoods that are all organically available (fresh or frozen) at Sunripe here in London.

Greek Yogurt with Frozen Berries Greek Yogurt: More powerful than regular yogurt, Greek Yogurt is packed full of immune-boosting bacteria and contains twice the protein. This is a perfect morning meal since it keeps you feeling full until lunch, while also giving you the energy you need to start your day. Here’s a tip, try sprinkling frozen blueberries and crushed almonds on top your yogurt to give it some added flavour!

Avocados: This deliciously smooth food contains heart-protective compounds, such as soluble fiber, vitamin E, folate, and potassium, as well as number of other key nutrients. Fortunately, avocados are readily available this time of year and can be incorporated into a number of dishes. Since avocados are high in calories, it is best to use them in place of another high-fat food or condiment, such as cheese or mayo.

Sweet Potatoes: This mighty root vegetable is one of the best ways to get vitamin A, which is an an essential nutrient that protects and maintains eyes, skin and the linings of our respiratory, urinary and intestinal tracts. And the best part is, this hearty superfood tastes delicious no matter how you cook it!

Roasted Salmon with Spicy Califlower

Salmon: Not only is salmon a light and refreshing meal, it is also a rich source of both vitamin D and omega-3. These essential fatty acids have a wide range of impressive health benefits—from preventing heart disease to smoothing your skin and aiding weight loss to boosting your mood and minimizing the effects of arthritis. Although a pricey meal option, salmon is sure to boost your health during these gloomy winter months!

Edamame: Edamame beans may be small, but their packed full of essential nutrients. This premature soybean is best served steamed or boiled and sprinkled with a touch of salt just before serving. This superfood helps fight heart disease by slashing saturated fat intake, making it a healthy food option anytime of year!