I am now in a muffin love affair

Are the rest of you dreaming of delightful Superbowl snacks and beer as I am on this lovely Friday afternoon?  I probably could not care less about these two teams playing on Sunday, but I really need to find a plan to celebrate eating because right now there is none 😦

I also need to take this time to (not humble) brag that I completed a five mile run yesterday with all of my miles being under ten minutes.  I know that will not impress a single one of you but it impressed me because I have struggled normally to keep a 10 minute pace, and I was riding a cloud for the rest of the day. Hooray for unexpected successful runs!  I have a 6 mile set for tomorrow and it no longer intimidates me.

So on to the most important topic: I made some muffins this week for the heck of it and realized, why don’t I always have muffins in the house?  When was the last time you had a muffin?  Probably a long time ago since society tries to convince you these days that muffins are just dessert disguised as breakfast.

Okay maybe that’s true, so just have one with a nutritious breakfast.  Did you know there is a study that it’s better to have dessert in the morning than at night?  Right, so muffins it is.  How many times have I already written the “m” word in this post?  We should play a drinking game about it.

Alright alright, here is a recipe for a fantastic muffin, I have even given you the nutrition facts so you can be well aware of what you’re eating.  I think I can start having muffins for breakfast because I can run 5 miles now.

You can find the recipe right at Two Peas & Their Pod.  I used fresh blueberries and low fat cream cheese.  Lemon and Blueberry go so well together, I don’t know why anyone wouldn’t want a blueberry muffin without lemon zest in it.  The surprise element is the cinnamon, and I really had to think twice about a lemon + cinnamon combination, but I was pleasantly surprised when I tasted the batter.  Is it normal for muffin batter to be delicious?  I don’t know because clearly I need to make muffins more often.

Damage (1 muffin): 206 calories/30g carbs/8g fat/4g protein/14g sugar

Now go have a drink and a fantastic weekend.

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