This recipe is the epitome of effortless baking. One bowl and a couple measuring tools are all what you need. It’s inspired by a cookbook from Quebec teaching busy parents how to plan ahead for healthy and cost effective meals. I would loosely translate it to “Savvy Families – Busy Parents”. SERVING SIZE 12 Muffins … More Effortlessly Healthy Muffins
Shelter in Place is now extended through May 3rd in San Francisco and things appear to settle in a new normal. I am finding balance between cooking comforting food that is good for the soul and some healthier, leaner options. We are reconnecting with friends and family virtually. My passion for outdoor running is back … More April Week 1 Meal Plan : I Got This.
We are having an exceptionally sunny February in San Francisco this year. Days are getting longer and I am holding strong to my five times a week gym regimen! For this week, I curated an eclectic mix of recipes with the intention of bringing more flavor, heat and color to February. LUNCHES I dialed back … More February Week 3 Meal Plan : Mix it Up!
I am holding strong to my February goals of closing my Apple Watch rings everyday and cycling over 50 miles over 4 spin classes. I integrated Saturday morning Cycle Beats to my fitness regimen and I am soaring this month! I love walking in the spin studio and let the beats carry me away! The … More February Week 2 Meal Plan : Follow the Beat!
SERVING SIZE 18 muffins INGREDIENTS 3 cups of quick oats 1 tbsp of pumpkin pie spice 1 tsp of baking soda 1/2 tsp of baking powder 3/4 tsp salt 2 eggs 1 cup of milk 1 cup of ripe mashed bananas 1/2 cup of maple syrup 3 tbsp of vegetable oil 1 tsp of vanilla … More Gluten Free Banana Nuts Muffins
After a week full of indulging, it’s time to reset. Resetting at EffortlesslyChuck doesn’t mean going on a full detox but returning to our regular weekly eating habits and asking ourselves “What are we in the mood for”? This week I am craving flavorful dishes that are dense in nutrients. With this in mind, I … More Meal Plan for December Week 1 : Time to Reset
Healthy muffins are the perfect the breakfast companion to yogurt and fresh fruit. In this recipe, Giada de Laurentiis dials back on sugar and fat and boosts the protein content by adding almond meal to the batter. The result is a light muffin with a hint of sweetness you will want to pair with your … More Orange, Almond and Olive Oil Muffins