It’s Springtime in the City!

The weather has taken a drastic change for the better these days. On Monday we had record breaking heat…which was less exciting for all the Boston Marathon runners (shot out to Maggie Lapan for finishing like a champ!). The improved weather has got me making all manner of lists of things to do and new recipes to try. I’ve spent a bit of time on Pintrest and I’ve found some really cool recipes that I’m psyched to try.

I haven’t done a ton of cooking since Easter, really since before Easter. But I tried to get back into the swing of things this week. I ended up making a dish that I posted about a few months back, Mexican Pulled Chicken. Its super easy to make (and super cheap) which is perfect for my life this week. I altered the recipe a little this go-around by using pineapple salsa; which makes for an awesome sweet/spicy dish. I had some tortilla chips in my cabinet so I decided to add them to some nachos…and thus create a delightful dinner.

I was starting to feel a little stressed yesterday so I decided it was in everyone’s best interest if I baked something. I find it helps….And it happened that I had a bunch of bananas going ripe much faster than I had anticipated when I bought them. So obviously I needed to make banana muffins. Here’s the thing. I love bananas. Whenever we had ripe bananas in our house my Gram would whip up some banana cake…and she totally makes my some when I come home for visits sometimes. Aren’t grandmothers great?

But I also know that I can not have a banana cake, or even a banana bread loaf in my house. I know the limits of my own will power..hence the muffin plan. So I turned to my best friend the Internet and searched for some healthy recipes.

I started to get a little discouraged because many of the recipes called for ingredients I have no intention of buying (at least not now anyways) or had way to much sugar in them. But then I finally found what I was looking for on Cooks.com (recipe can be found here). They were easy to make and didn’t require me to buy stuff I’ll hardly ever use…yeah I’m talking to you molasses. And they have a sugar/fat content that I’m okay (Weight Watcher Points Plus value of 5 for those of you counting). Also they’re delicious.

And who doesn’t love a good banana nut muffin, right?

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