It's another FOODIE FRIDAY, hosted by sweet and clever Michael on her wonderful blog ~ Designs by Gollum!
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This week I made it a quest to make Low-Fat muffins fit for a party...
Let's face it, sometimes healthier versions of baked goods aren't as attractive as their uber-refined white sugar, white flour, frosted, iced or sugar-streusel topped counterparts. :(
Since we eat with our eyes as well as our mouths, I think it's extra important to make the food look attractive so we don't feel deprived.
Dining in a different spot in the house or yard, colorful linens, a variety of plates, glasses, fresh flowers, candles and tablescapes all help to liven up mealtimes.
I must say, the good thing about eating a variety of fresh veggies and fruits is that they are naturally colorful and vary in texture which helps assuage dining boredom, too.
Like HEALTHY-Good-For-You muffins, they are... well... generally fairly uninteresting looking.
A few flowers, or in this case, many little organic flowers from the garden help elevate muffins to happy brunch fare, worthy of placement on a party table.
Happily we recently celebrated the success of Will's losing just over 30 pounds (yay!!) with a small brunch ~ these muffins helped make the table a bit more festive. :)
I cut the flowers early in the morning, placed them immediately in water, then assembled the tray about a half hour before serving. If kept in a cool place out of direct sunlight, they will hold up very well for an hour or two.
They were very well received, and I don't think the extra calories and fat were missed at all, even among the "full-fat-eating" folks!
If you would like the printable recipe for the muffins, you can find it on my recipe blog by CLICKING HERE.
Thank you so much for stopping by ~ and have a beautiful day! xo~m.