Clean Eating – Banana Muffins, Chicken Nuggets

24 Jul
Clean Eating – Banana Muffins, Chicken Nuggets

One of the recipes I came across during my week of clean eating a few months back was a banana muffin recipe. Last week, I made it again, and made some with the addition of blueberries. Not only were my children fans of these healthified muffins, but so did The Hubs. This muffin recipe is definitely going to make it into rotation!

I used the above recipe the first go-round, and modified it only slightly for the 2nd batch of banana muffins and the banana-blueberry muffins. My changes include using one more muffin per batch than the recipe calls for, and using ½ cup of fresh blueberries, folded in gently.

As easy as baking the muffins was, the journey to baking them was not. Life Happens. Over the weekend, it happened to my years old oven. I was getting ready to start the baking, turned on the oven to preheat it, and heard a loud pop inside the oven. The element burst. No baking at my house. So, I loaded up all of my ingredients and muffin tins and headed the long three blocks to my mom’s house to use her oven. I think the girls and I had a much better time baking at G’s than she did! We did enjoy trying out the fun new way to separate eggs that one of my brothers had shown us. You may have seen it on Facebook…using a clean plastic water bottle. It worked for us and was quite entertaining!

egg separator

Another recipe that we have had twice now, is Cornmeal Crusted Chicken. It is a very easy, healthy way to make ‘chicken nuggets’. This is by far the easiest chicken nugget recipe I have made in my entire life, and the fact that it is healthy and clean makes it even better!

I did not make the blackberry mustard that went with this recipe, but rather made honey mustard using Dijon and honey. It was good, and am not sure the girls would have liked the blackberry version.

Whether I make clean eating my standard or not, I think eating healthy is a positive step for me and my family. Especially when the healthy recipes are as good as these two! Don’t just take my word for it, try these for yourself and see if you don’t add these easy, delicious recipe to your own recipe file!



Posted by on July 24, 2014 in Recipe


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5 responses to “Clean Eating – Banana Muffins, Chicken Nuggets

  1. Kate @ Did That Just Happen?

    July 26, 2014 at 8:50 am

    hum, clean eating… clean eating… I may have to look into this! I’ve done really well this past year about adding in fresh fruits and veggies – and it’s been almost 2 years since I cooked anything out of a box, and 1 year since I cooked anything out of a can thanks to your cream of recipe!!

    • ortsofsorts

      July 26, 2014 at 11:41 am

      Well, it definitely sounds like you’ve come clean! 🙂 Actually, clean means different things to different people. I do the best I can with what I have to work with where I live. I have cleaned up the types of fat I use and do not use boxed foods or most canned foods. I still use purchased pastas usually instead of making my own. I still use white flour for at least half of my baking. It’s a process to become unprocessed!

      • Kate @ Did That Just Happen?

        July 26, 2014 at 4:51 pm

        Oh yeah, I’m not giving up boxed pasta! I never really considered that!! I use it all of the time!
        I’m not giving up my white flour either… But, have you seen the homemade pizzas I’ve pinned? I’m dying to make homemade pizza dough!

      • ortsofsorts

        July 26, 2014 at 5:44 pm

        Kate, I make homemade pizza dough all of the time! It is easy and delish! I will re-post my homemade pizza post so you can have my recipe! 🙂

      • Kate @ Did That Just Happen?

        July 26, 2014 at 9:12 pm

        You are awesome! Thank you!


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