A couple weeks ago, I saw one of my favorite IG trainers snacking on a Flapjacked mighty muffin. Needless to say, I was SO excited to try a new healthy treat, so I headed to Amazon to pick up a few. When I got to the sell page, I noticed the price tag: $5 per tasty little cup.
After balking a bit, I added a couple to my cart and checked out. By that point, I was already too curious NOT to buy them. Maybe they would be so life-changing that I could justify the muffin that cost more than my morning coffee.
When they arrived at my apartment, I immediately opened the box and made one. Even as I enjoyed the chocolatey goodness, I knew I had to find a way to make them at home. Although they’re super delicious and have a great macro profile, they cost almost as much as my favorite can of wine! Just no.
Look. I’m all about convenience and making meal time stress free. I’m the queen of “not cooking,” easy meal prep, and prefer my recipes to be completed within 20 minutes (don’t believe me? Here are my 5 healthy dinner recipes that’ll be on the table in less than 20 minutes flat). But at the same time, healthy eating should be available to everyone, so expensive supplements and shortcuts aren’t always my jam.
So, to make healthy eating easier, wherever we are, I put together this super simple cheatsheet for dining out and how to stay consistent with your nutrition wherever you go. No counting, measuring or stressing required, just the handful things you need to implement daily to eat moderately. If you’re in, my #ConsistentNutrition Cheatsheet shows you how.
That’s why I had to make the copycat mighty muffin: so we can all have a healthy treat that’s quick, full of protein, and relatively low in carbs. This super simple recipe is tasty and won’t bust all your healthy eating goals.
After a number of iterations, I’ve created a recipe that I think is pretty close to the original, in both taste and nutrition!
Why do I like it?
- This muffin has a great balance of carbs & protein for post workout.
- It’s got less than 275 calories, making it an easy snack for throughout the day.
- The ingredient list is super simple. You probably have all these in your pantry.
The only ingredient that may be less common is coconut flour. Still, don’t click away! Although I love coconut flour because of the fiber and the mild taste, it’s not absolutely necessary. So, if you don’t have it, sub in regular, whole wheat, oat, or almond flour. And as always, look at my recipes as guidelines! If you’re inspired, free to riff on it, changing up the flavors and toppings too!
Copycat mighty muffin recipe!
How to use the copycat mighty muffin in your nutrition
While this isn’t health food, per se, it’s definitely not on the same level as having a slice of cake. That’s why the copycat mighty muffin is a perfect example of how to use my #mindthemiddle framework. Instead of restriction or aiming for perfection (I’ll never aim for perfect again-see why), we focus on moderation and minding the moderate middle in every nutrition decision. To mind the middle, we take each eating situation and pick the moderate option.
As as example, maybe we’ve got balanced breakfast, lunch, and dinner down pat. But by the time 8pm rolls around, we’re craving something sweet and our willpower is shot (if willpower is tough for you, don’t miss my five lifestyle tips to boost your willpower and learn to lose weight WITHOUT it).
In that case, we’d pick an option that’s not the best but also not the worst. Instead of having a bowl of ice cream or nonfat plain greek yogurt, maybe we whip up my chocolate mug cake or this mighty muffin! Is it the best option? Heck no. But it’ll also keep you satisfied and less obsessed with your next treat. #mindthemiddle is my favorite was to eliminate nutrition stress in my day. (see how to stop stressing about food here)
I hear from women all the time that they have a hard time eating on the go. Drive-thru’s, happy hours and travel can botch even the best intentions for healthy eating. SO, I put together this super simple cheatsheet for dining out and how to stay consistent with your nutrition wherever you go. No crazy meal plans, just the handful things you need to implement daily to eat moderately, completely stress-free. Grab a copy of the FREE #ConsistentNutrition Cheatsheet below.
What’s your favorite daily treat?