If you live in a house of picky eaters, you know that finding meal and snack options that are not only healthy but appealing to the taste buds can be quite tricky. With the plethora of health and diet information out there, it is also easy to be confused about which path to follow. So why not take the craziness out of your diet plan and ease into a healthy lifestyle with the quick and yummy recipes from The Squeaky Gourmet?

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The Squeaky Gourmet

The Squeaky Gourmet

The Squeaky Gourmet is more than just another diet book; it’s also more than just another recipe book. This book is based on the concept of healthier eating versus dieting and the belief that calories in versus calories out makes more sense than avoiding carbs the rest of your life. The authors Maureen (Moe) Jeanson and Jamie Wilson offer a plan that will not only help you shed those extra pounds, but will leave you and your family rubbing their bellies with that “yummy” sensation! Moe Jeanson can personally testify to the plan’s benefits. Not only did she co-write the book, but she lost and has maintained a loss of 100 pounds because of this way of eating.

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Sample Recipes from Squeaky Gourmet

Jeanson claims, “I wanted to give people the right information about how to eat healthy and eat clean. With so much information out there in the diet and fitness world it can be really confusing. The Squeaky Gourmet is what people should have been looking for all the time. It’s a concept of clean eating; no artificial sweeteners, low fat, and we list the nutrition and calorie contents of every recipe so you know exactly what you’re eating and how many calories it has per serving.” Jeanson added that when seeking out a good nutrition plan, it really should be about healthy versus just “fast”.

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Now I’m sure at this point you’re thinking that healthy is great, but what about when your time is limited, and what about your family’s love affair with junk food? Will they ever get to eat what they like again? Well fret not mama. All recipes in The Squeaky Gourmet book can be prepared in 30 minutes or less, and offer a wide arrange of “cleaner” junk food options such as: sweet potato french fries, granola bars, Mexican burgers, and even avocado dip!

Another great feature of The Squeaky Gourmet is Moe and Jamie’s approach to fitness. You will not find yourself overwhelmed with a detailed plan of body parts to work or intervals to run on this plan. Instead, the book is filled with encouragement to find an exercise you like, and get your body moving every day. So pick up your copy of the Squeaky Gourmet and begin cleaning up your lifestyle today!

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Oatmeal Apple Blueberry Muffins

Oatmeal Apple Blueberry Muffin

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Serves 3 (4 muffins per serving)

  • 1 ½ cup old fashioned oats
  • 1 cup applesauce
  • 1 cup blueberries
  • 3 eggs
  • 4 egg whites
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon

Mix everything in a bowl and let it sit for 15 to 20 minutes to let the oats swell a little. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Spray regular size muffin tin with no-stick spray or better yet use a no stick tin. Fill holes almost full as these don’t rise much at all.  Cook for 25 minutes. If you want the tops browned, put under the broiler for a minute or less. Voila! This makes 12 muffins which is 3 servings.

Nutrition Info: Calories Per Serving: 308, Carbohydrate: 44 grams (6 grams fiber), Fats: 8 grams, Protein: 16 grams

Other good ideas: try this with other seasonal fruits like raspberries or peaches!  You can also substitute the blueberries for a cup of diced apple. (via Squeaky Gourmet)