100 Best Health Foods book

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I bought a copy of a book called 100 Best Health Foods from a book shop a couple of years ago, when I was studying at uni. I was in a book shop one day and remember thinking the book cover looked so beautiful with the photos of the broccoli, raspberries and almonds, and the book is full of helpful nutritional information about healthy foods and superfoods, with lots of accompanying recipes to try.

As noted on the back cover of the book, the range of ‘superfoods’ included in the book include fruits, vegetables, fish and seafood, and pulses and grains. Further, with information on the nutritional benefits of one hundred of the world’s most health giving foods, plus one hundred delicious recipes, from smoothies to leafy salads, to salsas and comforting soups, the book is also noted to help healthy eating to be easy and enjoyable.

Here are two recipes for muffins from the book to share, in case you enjoy baking or healthy baking 🌸 the recipes are for high fibre nutmeg and cinnamon muffins, and sunflower seed muffins

High fibre nutmeg and cinnamon muffins

Makes 12 muffins

Ingredients

  • Sunflower oil for oiling (optional)
  • 140 g high fibre cereal
  • 250 ml skimmed milk (could include plant based milk)
  • 100 g wholewheat flour
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 100 g soft light brown sugar
  • 100 g raisins
  • 2 eggs
  • 6 tablespoons sunflower oil

Method

Preheat the oven to 200 degrees c. Oil a 12 hole muffin pan or line with 12 paper cases. Place the cereal and milk in a bowl and let soak for 5 minutes, or until the cereal has softened. Meanwhile, sift the flour, baking powder, nutmeg and cinnamon together into a large bowl. Stir in the brown sugar and raisins.

Lightly beat the eggs in a large jug or bowl, then beat in the oil. Make a well in the centre of the dry ingredients and pour in the beaten liquid ingredients and the cereal mixture. Stir gently until just combined; do not overmix.

Spoon the mixture into the prepared muffin tin. Bake in the preheated oven for about 20 minutes, until well risen, golden brown and firm to the touch. Leave the muffins in the tin for 5 minutes to cool slightly, then serve warm or transfer to a wire rack and leave to cool.

 

Sunflower seed muffins

Makes 12

Ingredients

  • vegetable oil for oiling (optional)
  • 140 g wholemeal flour
  •  1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 100 g soft light brown sugar
  • 140 g porridge oats
  • 100 g sultanas
  • 125 g sunflower seeds
  • 2 eggs
  • 250 ml skimmed milk (could include plant based milk)
  • 6 tablespoons sunflower oil
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

 

Method

Preheat the oven to 200 degrees c. Oil a 12 hole muffin pan or line with 12 paper cases. Sift together the flour and baking powder into a large bowl, adding the contents of the sieve back into the bowl. Stir in the brown sugar, oats, sultanas and 100 g of the sunflower seeds.

Lightly beat the eggs in a large jug or bowl, then beat in the milk, oil and vanilla extract. Make a well in the centre of the dry ingredients and pour in the beaten liquid ingredients. Stir gently until just combined; do not overmix.

Spoon the batter into the prepared muffin tin. Sprinkle the remaining sunflower seeds over the tops of the muffins. Bake in a preheated oven for about 20 minutes, until well risen, golden brown and firm to the touch.

Leave the muffins in the tin for 5 minutes to cool slightly, then serve warm or transfer to a wire rack and leave to cool.

 

I would really recommend the 100 Best Health Foods book in case you are interested in nutrition, healthy foods, superfoods, or cooking and baking with healthy ingredients 🌸 the ingredients in the recipes could often be found in your garden or at your local shop and there is a lot of variety in the beautiful recipes found in the book

Do you enjoy making healthy cooking and baking recipes too?

 

Sources

Love Food. (2010). 100 Best Health Foods, the ultimate ingredients for healthy living including 100 revitalising recipes. Bath, UK: Parragon Books Ltd.

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