Meatout Mondays - Kick the Meat Habit One Day at a Time!
May 8, 2006
Recipe
Easy Blueberry Muffins

Here’s an quick recipe for your morning menu. Low-fat and cholesterol-free, these light and fluffy muffins call for ripe, fresh blueberries. Blueberries are an excellent fruit to include in your diet – they’re deliciously sweet for a healthy snack or a perfect addition to baked goods or smoothies. High in powerful disease-fighting antioxidants and nutrients, blueberries are a great source of Vitaims A and C, as well as potassium and folate.

Ingredients:

1/4 cup margarine, softened
1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce
1/2 tsp. salt
1 cup sugar
2 cups flour
1 Tbs. baking powder
1 tsp. vanilla
1/2 cup soy or rice milk
2 cups fresh blueberries

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. Line muffin cups with paper liners or spray with nonstick spray.
  3. Mix all ingredients together until moistened.
  4. Divide batter evenly among the muffin cups (each should be filled 3/4 full).
  5. Bake 35 minutes or until the tops are firm. Cool on a wire rack.

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product
Blueberry Peanut Snacks

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health
Benefits of Blueberries

Studies conducted by the USDA and University of Illinois scientists point to numerous health benefits of wild blueberries. They have been found to fight cancer cells, as well as slow effects of aging – particularly loss of memory and motor skills. Researchers attribute these benefits to natural compounds, such as phytochemicals and antioxidants. Studies reveal that blueberries ranked highest in antioxidant capacity per serving compared to more than 20 other fruits.

Antioxidants are important in terms of their ability to protect against oxidative cell damage that can lead to conditions like Alzheimer's, cancer and heart disease -- conditions also linked with chronic inflammation. Blueberries, as well as other colorful fruits and vegetables, contain much-needed nutrients to maintain health and protect against disease.

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Inspiration
Piraro is Bizarro!

Dan Piraro is a creative advocate for the animals. His hilarious nationally syndicataed comic, Bizarro!, frequently addresses animal issues, food culture, and vegetarianism.

Dan is currently taking his comedy on the road, with “The Bizarro Baloney Show: Comedy for a Cause.” This one-man variety act attracts a wide audience, including college students, cartoon fans, and animal lovers. His uniquely imaginative entertainment spreads meaningful humor by keeping the audience laughing, while learning about important issues.

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