You CAN have your (cup)cake and eat it too!
December 3, 2012 in baked goods
Having growing teenagers in the house is a delight, I must tell you! I enjoy their sense of humor, their little mannerisms, the hours upon hours in front of the mirror and in my case all the hugs and kisses, which I hear from other teenager-moms are very rarely dished out at this age!
Trying to keep up with the un-ending demand for treats, cookies, biscuits and drinks, is almost a full time job at the moment. My son plays water polo and eats non-stop. He opens his eyes in the morning with the phrase: “Mom, I am hungry and I want something sweet!”
Sadly we all know that sugar bad for you, it lowers your immunity and robs your bones of minerals and if you are not convinced, here is a list of 25 reasons why we should avoid sugar!
So as a mother, I struggle to keep the balance and to keep sweet treats slightly healthier and harmful! I returned home after a delicious lunch at Diemersdal, only to find two very-sad-looking children waiting for me in the garage as I pulled in and guess what they said…….. yip you guessed it: “Mom, we are hungry and I want something sweet!”
I whipped up these muffins using artificial sweetener and I was amazed that the absence of “real” sugar did not alter the taste nor the texture of the muffins. With the added raspberries and lemon zest, the muffins were delicious and scoffed down in no time!!
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