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Delicious, Healthy Breakfast Muffins…YUM :)

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So this is going to be quick. But I made healthy muffins today, and they were delicious. They have a vegetable in them, and they are delicious, oh wait I already mentioned that. They have an amazing crumb topping, and they are ever so perfectly sweet. They are perfect for an on the go breakfast- for yourself, your kids, whoever. They’d also be a pretty good substitute for a dessert.

NOW Savor the pictures and then follow the recipe below so you too can have healthy muffins!





Sweet Potoato Oatmeal Muffins

1 cup rolled oats
1/3 cup buckwheat flour*
1/3 cup quinoa flour*
1/3 cup spelt flour*
1 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. ground cinnamon
1/2 tsp. nutmeg
1 medium sweet potato, cooked and mashed (comes out to about a cup)
1/4 cup honey
1 medium mashed banana (comes out to about 1/3 cup)
1/4 cup whole milk (or any milk of your choice)
1 large egg

*or use flour of your choice amounting to 1 cup – just stay away from white all purpose flour if you want to keep them healthy!

Crumb Topping:
1/4 cup rolled oats
1/4 cup spelt flour
1 tablespoon plus 2 teaspoons cooconut palm sugar (if you must, sub with brown sugar)
splash of vanilla
1 tablespoon butter

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Combine all dry ingredients in medium size bowl, mix well. Add in all wet ingredients and mix until well incorporated. Batter will be fairly thick and sticky. Divide into 12 cupcake/muffin liners. Divide crumb topping among the 12 muffins (it will be thick so just carefully mush between your fingers and spread at top of muffin).
Bake for about 15 minutes.

ENJOY!

Before and After Pics – My Weight Loss Journey (and how it all started)

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So I thought it might be important to explain to you why I became the Organic Hispanic Mama. Really it all started with the birth of my daughter. Even before she was born I knew I wanted the best for her. I was just naive to the truth of what really was best for her. I did make the wonderful choice to cloth diaper her and breastfeed her before she was born. Those were probably the BEST most chemical free decisions I made without knowing how great they really were. I shudder at the thought that I used Tide Free and Gentle on her clothes when she was first born. Luckily I had gotten a bag of Rockin’ Green for free with some diapers I purchased before and was using that on her cloth diapers. Before I get side tracked, what I wanted to say is that after my little Rae of Sunshine was born I began researching on what were the best detergents, bath soaps, cleaners, etc. I couldn’t help but want to protect her from anything and everything. The dirty floors, dirty air, dirty everything; suddenly everything was so filthy to me! In my search I begin finding information about all of the harsh chemicals that are in everything from our everyday household cleaners, to our shampoo, to toothpaste, baby lotion, diaper ointment, etc. It all got so overwhelming. It turned out that the Johnson’s “Naturals” line wasn’t even natural at all. I was fooled by their marketing gimmicks. I immediately threw out everything with chemicals, especially those products that we used directly on or around my little princess. As I’m sure all parents (especially first timers) feel, I wanted to protect my baby girl from EVERYTHING including these newly realized harsh chemicals.

I made my own all-purpose cleaner, replaced all of our awful fragrance filled soap with all natural Dr. Bronners and threw out the Tide. While I still haven’t resorted to using homemade laundry soap, we do use Green Shield Organic. All of the ingredients are disclosed and they are all safe!

Okay so I’m sure you want to know where this leads to me loosing weight. Well, when I began throwing out our chemical filled products I suddenly started dropping more weight (I had already lost all my baby weight and was maintaining my old pre-baby weight). At first I just thought it was a coincidence but then I realized the more I eliminated chemicals in our life, the more weight I lost; no work out necessary! Then the more I read into healthy clean living, the more I realized I needed to change more. All to protect my baby. I realized that everything I ate could also affect my baby since she was exclusively breastfed. I watched Food Inc. one night and was convinced. That night I went to bed feeling guilty for all the junk I had been putting into my body and in turn had been feeding my baby through my breast milk.

Starting that next morning I looked at food differently. I wanted to eat to live and no longer live to eat. I wanted to treat my body right, and raise my daughter to eat right too. I started buying organic as much as I could. It took time for me to learn, and I am still learning everyday. But all I can say is that I lost all of my weight thanks to eating real food, organic food, and food grown and raised the way God meant it to be.

One year later we have finally made the transition to eating nearly 100% organic at home, along with 100% of the dairy and meats we eat at home being local, grass fed and/or pasture raised. I feel good about myself, and I feel good about how I feed my daughter. No guilt anymore! If you have not made this transition yet I highly encourage you to start out slowly. Take your time- I promise you will see and FEEL results!

Now for the fun part- pictures! This is always my favorite part of a weight loss story so I tried to include lots, I hope you enjoy them as much as I do.

Here I am at one of my heaviest pre-baby weights. I can’t remember the exact number from this picture but I can tell you that I peaked at 241. I gained 35lbs during pregnancy which put me at a whopping 276.

And here I am this past Sunday at my smallest ever. 182lbs!!! (Okay obviously not ever, but I can’t tell you when I ever was at this weight. I have always been overweight and at the age of 12 I was already over 200)
***By the way, check out Sunshine’s super frilly pink ensemble. She picked it all herself except for the shirt. I’m a proud mama!***

Hello!

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Welcome to my blog where you can join me on my journey of feeding a picky toddler, trying to convince a fruit and veggie hating despising husband to eat healthy, and trying to reach my weight loss goal. I am constantly trying out new recipes, and altering them as I see fit (or altering just because I don’t have the right ingredients on hand!) Here I will share the recipes that worked and comments from my little Rae of Sunshine and the Organic Hispanic Dada.